When there's a new baby on the way, these 12 darling afghan patterns give you an entire year of soft-and-cozy blankets to crochet. In June, welcome that sweet girl or boy with an ocean of colorful fish. Treat Baby to the fun of peppermints at Christmas, or a shower of blue diamonds in April. Whatever the time of year, your thoughtful gift will inspire plenty of comfort and lots of precious smiles! 12 projects for crochet: January (white Popcorn Stitch), February (sugar and spice), March (tulips), April (blue diamonds), May (lacy blooms), June (colorful f ish), July (red, white, and blue), August (pastel stripes), September (sunflowers), October (scallop-edged), November (stripes with clusters ), and December (peppermint discs).