My mom is a crochet wizard! She is always making blankets for someone. She has made blankets big enough for king-size beds, and blankets small enough for my dog Tillman, and her dog Desi (RIP), both of whom weigh in the 10-12 pound range. Her specialty though, is baby blankets. She basically makes a very large Granny square, with a pretty border. If you are in our family, and have had a baby, then somewhere you have a blanket hand-made by my mother. She even makes blankets for other people....meaning they buy the yarn, she makes the blanket, and they give it as a gift to someone else.
She surprised me at Christmas with a present for Baby Jacob...and he hasn't even been born yet!
And then she showed up at Quinn's birthday party with another blanket for Baby Jacob!
She made both blankets in about two weeks, each. And the pictures don't do either of them justice.
(And just in case you are wondering, Quinn also got two baby blankets when he was born....a solid blue one, and an orange and white one.)
So, if you are in need of a blanket, just let me know!! And one of these days, Mom, we've got to take time to teach me this stitch...I just can't figure it out!