I love the idea of a blanket made with squares, but oh, when I have to work away the yarn ends, I loose my love for it!
This pattern is much more my style. You create the effect of squares, but the body of the blanket is crocheted in one piece. When you start making the vertical stripes, your yarn ends become the tassels that complete the look.
What I like even more, is the fun colour combinations you can create with this pattern. Yellow and grey, or red, navy and white are good choices for the man in your life. Pastel colours, or even just pink and white or blue and white works beautifully for a baby blanket. Use the colour scheme of a room or someone’s favourite colours when you make it as a gift.
The pattern also has detailed instructions to adapt the blanket to many different sizes.