I started to crochet more with birth of my first child. I don't remember everything I made for him, but I know I made him a blanket. It was a small car seat blanket that he could take with him anywhere he went. I had picked up the book - Scrap Wraps - by Leisure Arts. It has 5 patterns for afghans. I used the Bold Color Bands pattern for this one. The patterns in this book are easy to follow and allow you to use up scraps. Because I made this blanket smaller than the pattern, I just had to figure out how many multiples I had to work with and went from there. Lots of patterns explain this but you can figure it out with just a little math.