This is a very simple and easy crochet lap blanket/afghan that I made for StillSomeone.org. Bernat Softee Chunky yarn is my favorite because of how soft it is. If you're not a fan of making a blanket as 1 piece this pattern is for you. I made 4 columns made of 5 rectangles. Just change yarns after each rectangle, then sew the columns side by side.
Bernat Softee Chunky yarn used: Grey, Natural, Soft Taupe
Hook Size: K
Chain: 19 at the beginning on each column
Finished Size: 27 inches x 45 inches
Each column is 6 3/4th (6.75) inches wide
Gauge: 4 sts per inch
The beginning chain 2 does not count as the first stitch.
Row 1: do 1 Hdc in the 3rd chain from hook and in each stitch til end of row (17 Hdc)
Row 2: chain 2, turn...do 1 Hdc in each still til end of row (17 Hdc)
Repeat row 2 until you reach 9 inches, or the length you desire, and change yarns for the next rectangle. When you've made three rectangles you can cut the yarn and finish it off. Then start the second column, then the third.