Lucky-Alf, Yes, crochet is much faster, once you get the hang of it. Which is why I am doing crochet right now. I have 3 blankets to get out within the month. Darn people at work all getting pregnant at the same time...it must be in the water...lol. I had been procrastinating and now I need them done quick. Crochet does use more yarn, so it's either use more yarn or more time when it comes to choosing between knit or crochet...at least for baby blankets.
Stagebear, that ruffled blanket looks wonderful.
ADAllen and Aprilbetty, I love those heart blankets. It it so cool to see the same pattern done in very different styles.
I am crocheting the baby blanket I am doing in 12 12" squares. Half are blue/pink varigated yarn and the other half are plain white. I think I will do a diagonal pattern with the squares. I don't have any pics yet, but I will soon.