I used Rowan 4ply Cotton and just crocheted some squares then joined them together with a lie flat DC zig-zag, I just worked at it until I found something I liked. This is ready for the next baby to show up in the family/friends circle (unknown as yet that we're expecting any). I was surprised how nicely the blanket blocked considering it is cotton but it should hold up to lots of washing when it's finally in use.
I don't know about you but I had an intended recipient in mind but I gifted them a handknitted newborn set and they looked at it like it was an alien about to eat their child so I guess that means they're not handcrafted gift people. I'd much rather give them something they'll use and be happy with so this will have to wait. Do you have those dilemmas when you're making for someone else?