Country Cozy Afghan, free pattern (archived) by Caron. Pic from Ravelry Project Gallery. Pretty textures with simple stitches - DC, V-stitch, & granny clusters. Open stitch pattern would be nice for warmer weather.
FREE PATTERN - Crochet Black and White Gingham Blanket
Bjergtop babytæppet (Mountaintop baby blanket), designed by Jeanette Bøgelund Bentzen of Lutter Idyl -- pattern can be found in her book "Lutter Loops." Nice example of colorwork combined with simple filet-style DC.