Are you in need of a hippy-trippy, retro crochet fix? The Lynda blanket is a great example of a granny square gone psychedelic. The mandala-like, colorful flower rosettes are offset by lacy, white edges that join the squares together. It’s a somewhat involved, but very rewarding and beautiful project. A link to free patterns is included under the photos.
Lynda Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Skills: Easy Designer : Dedri Uys
Vintage Sampler Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
For a more lacy, airy take, check out the Vintage Sampler blanket, that which combines a great many classic techniques into a wonderful, retro blanket
Skills: Intermediate Designer: Sandra Paul