I really loved the look of the stitch from that blanket, so I decided to make a larger blanket with that same stitch for my daughter.
I used the Icelandic and Grey Heather yarn from Red Heart Yarn. I alternated between wide and narrow stripes to add some visual interest to the blanket. I purchased these colors of yarn just because I really liked them when I saw them in the store. Once I got them home my daughter mentioned that it there was light blue, grey and white in the blanket, which are her school colors . . . so I guess that decided who the blanket was going to be made for.
The basic blanket starts off with a chain stitch, then you single crochet into every stitch for the first row. For the next row you do a single crochet and a double crochet into the same stitch, skip a stitch, then do a single crochet and a double crochet into the next stitch, skip a stitch . . . continue like this for the whole row. When you come back for the next pass, you are doing a single crochet and a double crochet into every single crochet stitch for the row before.
The border is simply two rows of single crochet.
I really like that this blanket does not have a lot of open holes in it. The stitches create a very solid looking blanket that does not have a lot of open spaces, but it is also very soft and flexible.