These can be made by a beginner sewer in less than 30 minutes!
Modern Baby Quilt-Modern Toddler Quilt-Baby by skybluepinkstudio
My favorite handmade baby blankets!
Free Pattern: Baby Blanket and Hat
This fan-fold edging is an extremely easy way to finish off a blanket's edging.
15 Minute Baby Blanket Pattern http://thestitchingscientist.com/2015/01/how-to-make-a-simple-baby-blanket.html
Handmade Baby Blanket. Includes good tips for sewing with minky.
5 Little Monsters: My Favorite Quick and Easy Baby Blanket
How to guide for making swaddle blankets.
Easy Mitered, Self-binding Baby Blanket tutorial