I found this great pattern on a blog called Attic 24, Lucy has a lot of patterns that are good for crocheters of all levels and her projects are very colorful. Her patterns are in UK terms but can easily be converted to US terms. If want to add some color to your life you should check out her blog at:
The yarn for the blanket was found on a website suggested by Lucy on her blog. The yarn used for the blanket is Stylecraft Special DK. I used 17 skeins of different colors, (100 g each) and I used a G hook or 4mm hook. Below is the link to Deramores where the yarn was purchased. They are based out of the UK but they are great at getting your order to you pretty quickly.
My last comment about the granny stripe blanket, I used a border pattern from the book 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders by Jean Leinhauser, I used border #43 on page 29. It was easy to do and seems to blend nicely with the blanket.
This was the first of many projects to come, since my daughter will be having her fourth child, I will be crocheting a few baby items as my next projects.