I loved this pattern and when my cousin announced she was pregnant, I knew exactly the blanket to make for her.
It has such a lovely vintage look and is suitable for a boy or a girl.
My suggestion when making this blanket is to use worsted weight yarn and make your CH3 loose so you can then easily crochet your DC into them to create the pattern.
Have you tried this pattern?
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in Acadia
Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918