Start with 3 colors. Each block is 9 stitches so for however wide you want the blanket, count in 9 to get your foundation (always make it an uneven number of "blocks) eg: 19 blocks(makes it about long) stitches then add 4 sc for the foundation row.
SCARF W/ POCKETS : Chemo Caps & Wraps crochet book includes patterns to make soft caps for men, women and children who are going through chemo treatments. In addition to caps, the book has instructions for beautiful wra
Country Cozy Afghan, free pattern (archived) by Caron. Pic from Ravelry Project Gallery. Pretty textures with simple stitches - DC, V-stitch, & granny clusters. Open stitch pattern would be nice for warmer weather.