Sunshower Baby Blanket
This bright baby blanket is worked seamlessly from the center out, starting with a lacy star motif, and continuing in a rainbow of stripes. A dk-weight yarn, knit at a looser gauge, gives it a lovely drape, perfect for a blanket. Pattern has both charted and written instructions.
When I bound off and spread it out to show my 15-month-old, I asked "do you like it?" and she surprised me when she responded "wow!". These days, it's usually just "no". :) There you go, toddler approved!
This would be a great project for using up dk-weight leftovers.
Sample is shown in The Plucky Knitter Sweater. A suitable substitute is shown below. A light worsted-weight yarn would also work well with this pattern.