Here are the latest baby afghans I've crocheted. The first is a nice peachy-pinky color.
I simply used single crochet and double crochet for the whole thing. Then I added in one row of "filagree," creating a little interest to the overall pattern.
This purple one ended up to be square.
On each end I crocheted some filagree spaces in two bands across the afghan.
And, just for fun, I purposely made a little square "hole" in the body.
This light blue one turned out very nicely, I think.
I used a stitch where I skip a stitch, then do a single crochet and a double crochet both in the next stitch. It makes a nice little pattern.
And this afghan is made up of my leftover yarns. I really like making these scrappy afghans.
Here are all four of the afghans.