If you've never made a doily blanket, Georgia would be the perfect starting point. It features a lovely, but intuitive lace pattern throughout. Using worsted weight yarn (brands listed below), you can create a beautiful heirloom-quality blanket in a few short hours.
Test yarns used
4 skeins Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
2 skeins Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!
2 skeins Caron Simply Soft
3 skeins Bernat Waverly
U.S. crochet terminology used. Stitches needed: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip-stitch. Special stitch patterns are described and listed in the file.
Your favorite acrylic yarn would be best, if the blanket is going to be left on a couch.
Last 2 pages of PDF are text-only for easy printing.
12 DC sts x 7 rows = 4" x 4"
700 yards of Worsted weight
My mom taught me to crochet a granny square. I made a giant one and gave it to my cat. A few weeks later, I was on to reading patterns. A year later, I picked up some knitting needles. I've been knitting and crocheting my evenings away since.