I love making this baby blanket, all the kids in my family get one in gender appropriate colors.
It is so soft and squishy that most of them have been worn clean out by the time the kids reach first grade. :D
This one here is for my brother's first baby.
For this one I used a bulky chenille type yarn that the kids seem to love to cuddle with. But, it can be made with just about any yarn you want. I just did one in bamboo yarn cuz the buyer was an eco friendly type person, but I have made it with normal cotton baby yarn and even wool. =)