NOTE: Sorry the Off the Hook Link party is was missing this week. We were out of town with the youth from church early this week and I haven't had a time to write up my features as of yet. :( It's a good thing I'm better at crocheting than blogging.
I used a traditional granny square pattern very much like this one. My slight variations to the patterns were as follows: when it says chain 3, I only chain two. I also slip stitch rather than single crochet to join the rounds. I did 17 rounds and finished it off with a picot border. If you don't have a pattern on hand for a picot edging, you can find one here.
Lily Sugar'n Cream was my yarn of choice. It's not my first choice for a baby blanket, but I have been wanting to get rid of some of my yarn stash for a while. I definitely didn't want to go out and purchase more for this project.
Overall, I'm quite happy with this project. The final result was a small but fun baby lovey that I think a baby will enjoy (thinking these might be my go-to gift for baby showers). Next time, I wouldn't do the first 6 rounds in the same color. I think I'd like it with a little bit more variation.