This is a simple, truly quick afghan to make. I am certainly a beginner when it comes to crochet techniques. Tomorrow this piece ships to my uncle in Virginia. He will be 90 on Wednesday and if there was ever a true gentleman, it would be him.
Vanna White came out with a 9 afghan pattern book several years ago. This is one of her patterns and it uses a size P hook and two colors of yarn in the hook. The colors for this piece were determined by skeins I picked up at a thrift store. Due to the large hook, the piece can be crocheted quickly, but using two yarns at the same time, the piece is also warm.
I now have an ecru one in the works for my Mother, using 9 different shades of ecru and ivory yarns. Hopefully it will get to Texas before Christmas. If you can purchase yarn at thrift stores, grab those skeins. The older lots of yarn are a nice weight and quality.