Need an afghan and quick? Check out the Marvelous Mile a Minute Afghan Pattern! It'll take you next to no time to crochet and will look fabulous when you're finished. It's an easy crochet blanket pattern when you're in a time crunch.
Will try it for a prayer shawl - Granny ripple~this would make a gorgeous baby afghan! Also a good prayer shawl I think. Pattern comes from The Linus Project, so it is an opportunity for a charity project.