The beautiful afghan pictured is called AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE and you can get the pattern by clicking on the highlighted title. Yes, it does look complex and I'm not sure I would start it myself, but anyone who has the skills to do it should.
Why, you ask (other than it starts with A) are we on this topic when Spring is springing and weather is warmer. I say, the afghan you start and knit in Spring and Summer is the afghan that will keep you or a friend warm and cozy next Winter. Also many afghans can be done in pieces so that you don't have to drag something heavy and warm around with you.. I'm doing one (see pictured) that is garter stitch, the yarn makes it lovely, and it is done in strips. Great to take to baseball games. I don't have that pattern for you as it was from Knit Picks, albeit free, and no longer appears on their website. If I ever learn to scan and get a scanner, it will be up on this blog.
Now I do have two afghans for you that look to be to be done in pieces and are really pretty. Once again click on the titles to get the patterns.
SHORT ROW AFGHAN
And finally a wonderful afghan that doesn't look too hard but will look beautiful on your bed or couch or any place at all. (ALWAYS CLICK TITLE FOR PATTERNS)