When my kids ask for hand knits I jump at the opportunity. Tiny requested a red and black blanket for his birthday. I considered several types of yarn, but I know Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein! would be perfect. I attempted knitting this blanket in several different patterns, but because of color of the yarn the patterns were getting lost and I know nothing beats a nice garter ridge blanket.
I wrote up the pattern and I put in on Raverly as a FREE download. I also included easy directions to modify the overall size of the blanket. The size I made for Tiny is just perfect. He sleeps with it every night. It is large enough that he can wrap it around himself, but he doesn't drag it on the floor!
You can download my Gotta Love Me Blanket on Ravelry.