This easy striped throw, with an accompanying video tutorial, is perfect for beginners. You'll go through stripes that contain all of the basic crochet stitches, including single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and treble crochet. It's the perfect way to improve your crochet skills!
Granny Squares are the classic crochet blanket. And they're popping up in all sorts of really cool tv shows! Here's a great tutorial to make one. You can use small squares, or make them as big as you like.
The Crochet V Stitch Rainbow Blanket is such a great example of how colorful yarn choices can really make a simple stitch shine! The v stitch is one of my favorite cool stitches for crochet blankets- they're fun and easy to learn but still interesting!
The ripple stitch is fairly similar to a chevron, but with a gentler look- more of a wave than a zig zag. The Vivi's Color Block Ripple Afghan is one of my favorite ripple blankets! Isn't it so cute in these colors?
There are a few different wave stitch patterns that are great for blankets. The Crochet the Rolling Waves Blanket pattern from Nicki's homemade crafts is one of my favorites- and not just because it's made in my favorite colors!
Maria is a genius for blankets, and this cute Bobbles and Stripes Granny Square Blanket is one of my favorite patterns from her site! The cute bobble stitches really add some interesting texture to blanket patterns, don't you agree?