Okay… baby blankets aren’t all that geeky, but I made this one for a friend of mine’s little peanut. Stars, outer space, babies: what’s not to love?
There are quite a few free crochet blanket patterns online, but most of them look like the sort of thing your grandmother would make, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I wanted something more modern, and found this pattern at the Bernat website. It’s free but you have to log in.
So if you know any adorable little future astronauts, I’d highly recommend this pattern. It was easy to make and worked up quickly, and you can continue the pattern for as many rounds as you like to make a large or small blanket.
For another crochet blanket in a more modern style, here’s a Streamwave blanket I made for my baby nephew in Da Bears colours. Free pattern here on Ravelry.