Back in 2013, I created this blanket entirely from scratch. It took me eight full weeks of designing each square and crocheting them one by one to complete it. It ended up getting second place overall in the Palouse County Fair that year.
I saw @Bajita mention she wants to learn ASL, and it reminded me that I never shared this blanket on Lettuce Craft.
I am hard of hearing. I took two years of ASL in high school, and then ASL 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and Deaf Culture studies in community college.
Here is a close up of the top few rows in a progress shot.
You can download the pattern for free here.