This Spring Into Summer Crochet Blanket is simply terrific and perfect for Spring, Summer and early Fall. The crochet pattern is available by Susan Carlson in Ravelry, written in baby size, but can be worked up to any dimensions you want. It works up easily without much brain energy, a great project for beginner to start, too.
Get out the Crochet hook and check out this FREE Pattern here:
This Honeycomb rainbow blanket is another bright choice for Spring.
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It may look complicated, but the pattern is actually easy enough to master. You can get free knitting pattern from Ravelry: