Love the idea of a matching yet contrasting border PKJewelry's Peanut's flower garden. For the big squares she used the free Simple Afghan Square pattern by Joyce Lewis. Pattern for the smaller squares in the notes.

Ravelry: Seal's Brighter Days Throw

Seal's Brighter Days Throw

Ravelry: Spirit of America pattern by Coats & Clark

Spirit of America (pattern# ~ intermediate crochet afghan/blanket in white & blues (though I could also see this with white stars against the navy & red stripes in place of the baby blue) ~ pretty for July or a patriotic look on the porch!

Get a country-Christmas look with the Christmas Snowflakes Crochet Blanket Pattern. A rich, Cabernet red is the perfect color to add a little seasonal spice to any room.

Christmas Snowflakes Crochet Blanket Pattern

Get into the Christmas spirit with this wonderful Christmas crochet throw. When it comes to crochet afghan patterns, the Christmas Snowflakes Crochet Blanket Pattern is one of the most warm and festive.