This is a free pattern I got on several skeins of Jiffy yarn. It's not online anywhere so I'm posting it here, so I can link to it on Ravelry. Comments are of course welcome. (Originally posted at pragmatic-hedonist.blogspot.com, moved here on 03/28/2014.)
CROCHET BABY AFGHAN
* Lion Brand Jiffy yarn, 6 skeins, 2 balls of each color (pattern calls for 2 balls each Light Pink, Caffe, and Dusty Pink. I'm using 2 balls each Slate, Fisherman, and Charcoal Mist) - colors known as A, B, and C in pattern
* Crochet hook size K - 10.5 (6.5 mm)
* Large-eyed tapestry/blunt needle
5 1/2 repeats of row 1 = 8 inches with 1 strand. Be sure to check your gauge.
NOTE: Thanks to Sandie on Ravelry, who figured out the error in the pattern for me! I believe I have it corrected below; you can see the original pattern as scanned, but the text above is corrected. The pattern incorrectly has 2 shells at the beginning of row 1, when it should not.
With color A, chain 104
ROW 1: In 8th ch from hook, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), * ch 1, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch, in next ch work (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc)\, repeat from * across
ROW 2: Join B, do not end off A. Ch 4, turn. * In next ch work, ch 1, dc in next ch, ch 1, repeat from * across, end last repeat dc in 3rd ch of Row 1 beginning chain.
ROW 3: Join C, do not end off B. Ch 4, turn. * In next ch work, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * across. End last repeat with dc in top of beginning ch.
Repeat row 3 working in stripe pattern of 1 row each A, B, and C. Carry unused colors up side of work. Work until afghan measures 36 in from beginning. End with an A row. Fasten off.
With A, single crochet evenly along both long sides of afghan. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
work = 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc
Photos:Here are scans of the label the pattern came on: