DIY: Make your own pattern = Patterns aren't cheap. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. Use brown paper sacks or a roll of scotch wrapping paper as your pattern paper.
Everyone needs an afghan or two to throw over the couch for chilly days, and the more basic, the better. The Essential Effortless Afghan is a super-simple knit blanket pattern that can be adapted to fit any color scheme or decorating theme.