This Easy Baby Blanket from The Things We Do is a lot of fun because it uses lots of different colors and different stitch patterns as you go along.
The blanket incorporates stripes of stockinette, broken rib, double seed stitch, diagonal rib, double broken rib, basketweave, garter rib and seed stitch, with the pattern changing when you change colors.
You could easily do this as a stash buster sampler and change patterns and colors as often as you like (though be aware that your gauge may vary slightly in different stitch patterns, so a border might be in order to keep everything tidy.
[Photo via The Things We Do.]
By Sarah White