Here is some more progress. I am using a pattern from Crochet Cabana, but modifying it a bit to make it my own. Instead of doing squares I am doing it all in one piece. I also did all ribbons across the blanket as the bottom with the solid part looks lonely. So, I will do the rest of the blanket this way I think. I just don't want to rip out all the first row. This way I think looks better. Plus it will be warm at the feet because of the solid squares. I hope my sister likes it for my niece.