I made this faux chenille blanket for a newborn baby, Ezra! I made it in brown, white, and blue -
boy colors. It was fairly easy to make, but it was VERY time-consuming. The final product is worth it. It's very soft, and here's a bonus: the more you wash and dry it in a machine, the better it will be! So after years and years of having this in your possession, it will get better (fluffier and softer), not worse.
I made an Instructable for this, so click here
if you want to make it yourself..