I was on Pinterest a few months back, which is always dangerous. I was thinking about what to work on after finishing the current afghan, and this snowflake afghan pattern popped up! It's the free, it's worked in blocks, it's beautiful, and it's got some interest to the blocks - looked like a total winner! Unfortunately, the pattern is written to sew the blocks together rather than crocheting them in place, but I figured I'd just crochet them together and see how things went.
I loved the dark blue/white combination, so I went with the Peacock blue and plain white Red Heart with Love yarns. I don't remember exactly when I started it, but it seemed to work up pretty quickly. An added bonus was that each block had only 4 yarn ends to weave in, instead of the 8 in the stained glass afghan. And this afghan takes only 59 blocks instead of 82. Also, it worked great to crochet the blocks together, so that's what I'll do again. And the second row of the border gives some additional visual interest - almost looks like popcorn.
I really like how this turned out, and hopefully the recipient will, as well. In the meantime, I've started the second version - this time with a dark red.