The Granny Stripe pattern is absolutely beautiful in it's simplicity and makes a fantastic blanket. It's my go-to recommendation for new crocheters who are excited to embark on a large scale project, but this is also a very, very relaxing.
Learn how to add beautiful crochet afghan edging to your granny squares with this Granny Square Border Tutorial. This crochet edging technique is a beautiful way to finish off any granny square pattern. Add as many layers of borders as you like.