Simple crochet wrap: Pattern for sale. finished size is 15 wide by long. Crochet rectangle then add the extra inches in another stitch going in other direction for several inches until finished length.( 14 in or so)
Crochet Chevron Pattern Learn how to crochet a chevron pattern in this tutorial, and video below. This style of stitching is perfect for large pieces of crochet, especially a blanket. I have a chevron blanket from my grandma she made.
Scarf or lap blanket -- would be really good project for someone learning crochet. Good basics to learn and high payoff for fairly easy project. Also good for a stash-sharing project among several crochet buddies.