My mom made me three of these wonderful receiving blankets. The pattern is so simple, but I love how is shows off the color of yarn. The color of the yarn is called "grape jelly." It is quite yummy. See the pink version in this post.
The best thing about this blanket is that is great for swaddling because it stretches and can be washed and dried so easily. She's worn one of these blankets pretty much every day since she was born. I love that she is regularly wrapped in something needled in my mother's hands.
Grandma Ginny (a very close family friend) is helping model the blanket.