This pattern will make a beautiful afghan for just about anyone. Use light pastels for a baby, bright crayon colors for an adolescent, wild hot bright colors for a teenager, shades of purple for a woman or blues or greens for a man. Patriotic theme: red heart, white background, blue round 5. Valentine theme: red heart, white background, red round 5.
I started crocheting the usual way, watching my mother when I was young however, she did not teach me, I learned thru reading Leisure Arts pattern books.