I had started this blanket before I had my daughter over a year ago, I actually took it to the hospital with me as something to do while I waited for her to be born. But it didn’t end up being for her after all, but became a blanket for my newest nephew.
I love giant granny squares because they’re a fun way to work within my stash; just keep crocheting until I run out of yarn. It also works with lots of yarn types as long as you stay within the same family (fiber & weight).
This one was made with a C hook and mostly dalgren sport weight yarn, with a skein or two of wool of the andes sport weight. I found the last lake heather skein for sale on ravelry to finish the blanket (100 m/skein drives me nuts about knit-picks) and I bought the yarn originally in 2007, so they no longer carried it. Thank goodness for ravelry yarn boards!
Final dimensions was about 4′ square, just the right size for a baby.