Several months ago I ran into a Crochet-A-Long (CAL) which was about making a blanket, designed by Dedri.
Here you find the page where it all starts: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/sophies-universe-cal-2015/sophies-universe-cal-2015-information/
I fell in love with it. Despite the fact that I hadn't done any crochet in at least 20 years and couldn't even remember how most stitches were done, I decided I was going to make it.
I was a very late starter, but that didn't feel like that would be a problem, as I read I wasn't the only one starting late.
I love the way it turned out.
Below you find a few pictures of my blanket.