I call this my "5-15". It's all garter stitch. All you do is change the needle size every 7th row. You need 5 and 15 needles...7 rows no. 5 needle and 7 rows no. 15 needle. If you want to work a little faster you can use a 7 and 15 needle. When finished, crochet around blanket. It will be all ruffly. I made three of them in white and then when I found out what the baby was, I trimmed the ruffle part in either blue or pink. Cast on about 120 sts. and go from there.
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I didn't have a camera when I made it (them). I made one 32 years ago for my daughter, and then about 10 years ago for my daughter's friend. It makes a very thick, cushy blanket. I used mine for all 3 kids and then passed it on.
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I finished my first knitted afghan earlier this year and wanted something simple to start with so did a basketweave using 3 shades of yarn and changing every 4 rows. It was so easy to remember, k4,p4 for 4 rows then p4, k4. I was also using up some yarn that I didn't have enough of one color to make a sweater and it was too bulky for a lot of other uses.
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