I'm pretty sure that just about everyone is pretty chilly to downright cold right now. That being said, knitting or crocheting a blanket seems like the perfect project. This crochet block stitch border pattern from the book Crochet Blankets: Complete.
Basketweave is a popular stitch pattern that relies on double crochet front and back post stitches. It requires a multiple of 6 stitches, plus 4 more stitches. For a washcloth-sized swatch, start with 42 stitches.
Crochet Square 2, February of the Crochet Along Afghan Sampler
Try saying this new pattern three times fast: Dreamy Basket Weave Baby Blanket Pattern. We promise that it& easier to work up than it is to say! Basket weave is such a cute pattern to use for a baby blanket crochet pattern.