I fell in love with this blanket the first time I saw the pattern. And since a good friend of mine is expecting her first baby, I had the perfect reason to make it!
The 3-D elements worked up fast and were fun to crochet.
E3 was my biggest encourager. I usually crochet after the kids go to bed, so each morning E3 excitedly looked at and touched the blanket. His favorite was the turtle.
This isn't a free pattern, but you can buy the pattern at Annie's Attic.