Link for RANDOM STRIPE GENERATOR :)This is gorgeous afghan with random stripes, and it's all double crochet! A great beginner blanket or first project. There's a link to the random stripe generator in the post.
Crochet Sunburst Granny Square Blanket tutorial Kennsla frá upphafi til enda
Ripple stitch + broomstick lace (sort of), very nice for shawls, etc.: photo from a Russian site; and here is a Turkish video that provides good demo instruction even if you don