This is my first attempt at an afghan. I decided to make a doll blanket size and this is a nice roomy one. This is the bobble heart blanket from All Crochet Patterns. It's free, and it's a pretty straightforward pattern, once I realized it was in UK terms. :) There's only two stitches involved, so as long as you can do a single crochet and double crochet you can make it. I loved taking the squares along to work on wherever I was. I think I'll probably keep working on squares along with whatever else I have on the go because they are so portable.
I joined them with the sc, ch 1, skip 1 join from this tutorial by Look At What I Made. I had done a sc border on each square first and had I been more careful about making sure they all had exactly the same number of stitches on each side it would have been a little easier but I really like this join. It's quick and looks pretty.
The border is from this tutorial by Lucy from Attic24 - the interlocking colour ripple. I love it and it also is quick and easy. It's in UK terms as well so if you are used to US terms, knock that double crochet back to a single crochet.
Overall I've very happy with it. I will probably do some other kind of bobble stitch pattern squares again because I love the texture, and I like the non-holey fabric the single crochet creates.
I've started a doll afghan for my younger daughter which I'll post when I'm done. It's going much quicker than this one because it's not single crochet. Something much fluffier. With yarn that was on clearance. Score!