Solid Granny Square Blanket Pattern--baby idea--start with gender-neutral colors, then add other colors after the gender of the baby is revealed. (Assumes that the assembly of the afghan happens after all the squares are made.
This blanket is an incredibly simple pattern that produces a very lovely, textured finish that looks like you’ve done something far more intricate! This is a fantastic ‘mindless crochet’ pattern to work on - very meditative once you get going….
Scrumptious Scraps pattern, done in pretty colors. Lots of different looks with this depending on color choices & order of stripes. Size easy to adjust, good tips on Ravelry page. Scrumptious Scraps is the name of the pattern.