I am about to change your life. Okay, not really, but maybe I'll get close. I am going to share with you how to make the most perfect blanket. I made one for my husband and he uses it almost every single night (when I don't steal it from him when he's not looking). It is soft, warm, heavy and most importantly, easy. I decided on a simple lined pattern because it goes with everything. What I love most about this blanket is I can drape it across the chair in our bedroom when its not being used and it looks like it belongs there. It is the perfect compliment to any decor.
So lets get right down to it.
You will need:
Start by chaining 106 (this is completely customizable, go as wide as you would like)
HDC in the BACK LOOPS ONLY in 2nd chain from the hook.
HDC in the BACK LOOPS ONLY across.
Chain 1, turn, HDC in BACK LOOPS ONLY across.
Remember to crochet the entire blanket in only the back loops. This creates that simple lined look
Continue this back and forth until your blanket is the desired length. I wanted mine to cover me from head to toe so I crocheted until I could hold it up at my head level and it touched the floor. Go as long as you like.
I also decided to add a little "tag" at the bottom to give it a special touch. I used an iron-on-transfer and a piece of off white fabric. I hand sewed the tag on the bottom of the blanket with white thread. I think its the perfect touch if you decide make this as a gift.
Good luck giving it up though, you are definitely going to want to keep it for yourself.