I've had several requests for my go-to pattern for the baby blankets and a search on the internet to find it was unsuccessful, so I will simply type it up for you. It's pretty easy!
UPDATED TO ADD: My friend, who originally shared this pattern with me, just let me know that it originally appeared on the ball band for Phentex Worsted yarn. Thanks MEK!
It calls for two 400 g balls of baby worsted weight yarn (I used Softee Baby by Caron); and a 6 mm crochet hook. Gauge isn't important for this project. NOTE: I buy three balls of yarn so I have enough for a nice border.
FOUNDATION ROW: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn (127 sc).
ROW ONE: Ch 3 (counts as dc); 1 dc in first sc. *Miss next 2 sc. (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next sc. Rep from * to last 3 sc. Miss next 2 sc. 2 dc in last sc. Turn.
ROW TWO: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 3 dc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Turn.
Repeat last 2 rows until work from beginning measures 48", ending with a 2nd row.
This, in itself, makes a pretty baby blanket, but I like to give it a really nice border. Sometimes I find one in a pattern book that I like and I use that, other times (as in the blanket I showed you yesterday) it gets made up as I go along and also depends on how much yarn I have to use up.