This is the pattern I use during my beginner workshops. It is a great starting to point to work on your tension and by the time you have finished your small blanket your working a double crochet with your eyes closed!!
Skill level: Beginner
Stitches you'll be working: Chain Half Double Crochet Double Crochet
Materials Needed: New Zealand Wool - I recommend merino or merino mix. In the blanket pictured I used 6x 50g balls.
Want to make it a bit bigger, go for this many balls: Bassinet: 10x 50g balls Cot: 16x 50g balls Couch: 20x 50g balls.