I like crocheting and find it much faster to knitting, especially for baby blankets. I made this blanket with yarn I found at the thrift store - "Bernat baby Sport" . The pattern is a free one from Bernat, that I found on the internet.
I used a 4mm hook and finished size was approx 43 x 57 inches. Blanket is crocheted in 6 strips and sewn together. I added a scalloped edge to the outside of the blanket as an added touch.