Several of my latest baby afghan designs are boy-friendly. I crocheted them using "boy" colors of blue and white; a simple color change is all you need if you'd rather crochet a blankie for a girl.
Each afghan design consists of two or more different used together. You could crochet the squares you need and then join them to create the afghan.There isn't space in this blog post to show pictures of all the designs I've created; my favorite idea is the one pictured here. If you'd like to see more ideas, check out this picture gallery, which features many more charts and diagrams you can use.
Blue and White Square:
I've created several placement diagrams featuring these squares plus others in the series.
If you'd like to see even more ideas, check out our free baby afghan patterns.