This year for Christmas I decided to make her an afghan.
I found the pattern for this afghan in the book Modern Afghans, The Deborah Norville Collection. The title of this pattern is Circles Within.I used Jiffy yarn by Lion Brand #450 Bulky weight #5 in the colors:
Purple Spray #402
Silver Heather #155
Dark Grey Heather #159
The rounds are started by double crocheting in the same hole 12 times, then moving out ward with double crochets for each circle.
The square fits around the circle with increases and decreases caused by alternating single, half double and double crochets.
You continue the square with single and double crochet.
Then I trimmed the blanket in a single and double crochet edge.