I have finally reached the point of being sick of making baby blankets: it only took twenty-five! This blanket took me a full week to accomplish, not because it is difficult, tedious, or slow, but because I just didn't want to pick it up. Instead, I began two full sized blankets, made a shawl, and played around with several other projects. I did finally complete it, and I like the end result. I like the grid made up of triangles. This is a distinctly Aggie baby blanket, which is what I was going for. The stitch itself is simple, mindless, and easy to do. The fabric generated is solid and warm like stitches 3 and 17 because of the long dc stitches. This stitch would be pretty for scarves, afghans, baby blankets, etc.
The color pattern I used was (2 rows of maroon, 1 row of white) repeated, ending with 2 rows of maroon and a maroon border.
Here's how to make it:
Ch 91 then work stitch until work is square and add a border:
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in each corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner
I used Bernat satin yarn in Bordeaux and Snow with a J hook to make this blanket.