This blanket is knitted out of yarn donated to my school for service projects; it will, once I add a border for size, be donated to a homeless shelter.
My blanket is a baby blanket size, but the same pattern could be sized up easily by (a) changing the number of stitches or (b) using bigger yarn.
One of my reasons for making this blanket was to experiment with designing a quilt top. Thus, I hope you see this instructable as an invitation to design your own pieced blanket and learn about piecing without having to worry about 1/4" seam allowances (as you would in sewing).
Step 1: Materials
yarn, needles, crochet hook, colored pens, graph paper