This is a cute blanket that I made with baby weight yarn leftover from other projects. I used a very simple ripple pattern with stripes of random widths. I actually used a random number sequence generator from the internet to decide how many rows to do in each color. Then I wove in all the ends (which I hate doing but in reality only took about half an hour), and worked a simple border with hdc shells on the short sides and single crochet on the long sides. Here’s the pattern:
Row 1: dc in 4th st from hook, *dc in each of next 4 st, dc2tog twice, dc in each of next 4 st, 2 dc in each of next 2 st, repeat from * to end, end with 2 dcs in last st, ch 3 and turn
Row 2: dc in same st as ch, *dc in each of the next 4 st, dc2tog twice, dc in each of next 4 st, 2 dc in each of next 2 st, repeat from * to end, end with 2 dcs in last st, ch 3 and turn
Row 3 to end: repeat Row 2 (make the blanket as big as you want, change colors whenever you want)
Weave in ends
Round 1: After last stitch ch 1 and turn, sc around entire blanket (3 sc in corner stitches), sl st in first sc, ch 1 and turn
Round 2: sl st in 1st st, *sk next st, 5 hdc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next stitch, repeat from * to end of short side, 3 sc in corner stitch, sc down long side, hdc shells along the other short side, sc along other long side, sl st to first st, fasten off and weave in end.