Easy Baby Blanket

Does anyone know of a really easy, but cute, baby blanket pattern? I have a friend who is a beginning knitter and will soon be a first time grandmother and wants to knit a blanket for her grandchild. I will help her get started and give a lesson or two so it can be more than just garter stitch. Thanks so much.
Susan in NC :slight_smile:

The “dishcloth” baby blanket is very easy and she can make it as big or small as she likes. It’s actually the same pattern as the first dishcloth I made, and it’s great because you learn all sorts of knitting skills. Here’s the dishcloth blanket pattern:http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,,HGTV_3352_1820467,00.html and here’s a whole ton more to look through: http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_blankets.php

Basketweave patterns are nice too - they are reversible and they are easy for a new knitter.

There are 3 here, all similar, which combine, sead st, st st and reverse st.st. in a reversible pattern. Cute, easy and good for teaching sts.