Crochet trim on fleece blanket - great description of how to create the holes and add a crochet edge to a simple fleece blanket
Girly 2 - 10 years (worsted weight)
I could knit a square in an evening, Would take about a year or so, that also fine, the blanket would be worth it. (not sure about the sewing up though? Could take it home to Mum!!)
Nifty Knit Afghan Squares: 10 Free Patterns
10 1-Hour Projects! Sometimes, you need to make something for (nearly) instant gratification!