More ideas from may helen
How To Crochet: 30  Free Crochet Stitches and Tutorials

The Basketweave Stitch creates woven looking fabric similar to a basket. The Basketweave Stitch would be great for afghans, heavy weight sweaters and potholders.

Sunburst Granny Squares - free crochet pattern at Thrifty Below

The puff stitch helps to add texture to this beautiful Sunburst Granny Square pattern. Use it to make afghans, pillows, or anything else your heart desires!

waffle stitch. Supposedly as easy & fast as granny squares, but thicker with no holes.

Free Crochet Pattern: Waffle Stitch Blanket or Washcloth Tutorial by Tanya at Suburban Jubilee. (Waffle Stitch reminds me of the old thermal blankets and it's just as warm, if not warmer)

Get your red, white and blue on and make this All-American Afghan from Leisure Arts

All American Crochet Afghan Pattern ePattern - Free American flag craft patterns and patriotic craft ideas Made this years ago for my husband when he became a US citizen. It's the favorite blanket in the house, everyone fights over it!