This pattern was initially designed for The Stitchin' Mommy, and first appeared there as a contributor post. A friend of mine from work and his wife just had a gorgeous little boy back around Halloween time. I have been wanting to make something for them, but haven't been too inspired until just recently. I decided I would make a nautical colored blanket for baby Leo using my I Love This Soft Baby Ripple Blanket, however, once I went back to the pattern, I decided I wanted to change it up some. This blanket would be a great baby shower gift, or as part of your nursery. The size makes it great for changing baby's diaper, tummy time and cuddling. It's also longer than my I Love This Soft Baby Ripple Blanket so I'll work great for toddlers and children also. I put it on the legs to see, and it covered them comfortably with my feet left hanging out. Now, I think I want one to use when I am sitting up in bed crocheting! Materials: - 1220 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used two strands of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn held together. About one and 2/3 skeins of Light Taupe, 1 full skein of Navy Blue, and about 3/4 of a skein of Soft Blue. Bulky/Chunky will also work too. - M13/9mm Crochet Hook - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I like to use a #18, or #20 This PDF contains full written instructions, 5 pages and 2 photos - one main photo and one showing my tips for tackling the various yarn tails. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single Crochet Double Crochet Decrease - Explained in Pattern Half Double Crochet GAUGE 11 DC x 6 Rows = 5" x 4.5" SUGGESTED YARN 1220 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn. COLORWAY I used Light Taupe, Navy Blue and Soft Blue.