I think this will be my next project! I'm thinking of using something like Bernat Super Value or Softee Chunky instead of the Satin. I will make it for my son who lives far from home. While his summer will be hot and humid, winter will be very cold, snowy and damp, and much longer than we have here. I like the "Guy" colors of this blanket and think it will be the perfect gift from Mom!
I was playing with the patterns tonight, and I love the simple Bobble Pattern, and the easy 1dc, 1sc pattern. These two patterns are used throughout, but I am thinking of making something more like a crochet sampler, with a different pattern/texture for each of the 7 colors.
In addition to those two, I like a crossed dc, and a blanket stitch with a repeat of 2dc, 1sc in the same space, skip 2 stitches.
Any suggestions for additional patterns that are in keeping with the ones used in the pattern? Does anyone think it will be too busy using several differnt patterns?