No make that EXTREMELY QUICK - this blanket took all of about 5 hours to make! It's perfect for when that baby suddenly appears from nowhere!
I made it using Plymouth Heaven yarn - very bulky. I used 5 skeins (55 yds each), but it should probably have been 6 skeins and a size US 13 needle. The blanket is 30" square - perfect for a newborn - but much bigger and the blanket's too small.
The pattern - CO 3.
Row 2: K1, YO, Knit to end of row.
Repeat row 2 until half of the yarn is used (or the longest side is the size of the square you want) then:
Next row: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end.
Repeat that row until 3 stitches remain then cast off.
How easy could it be??