I absolutely love how this blanket turned out. I(tm)m sure this blanket will be a hit with new mother(tm)s everywhere.
This blanket can be made as large as you want by using either J or a K hook or continuing with more rounds. You can use a lighter weight baby yarn also but you will need to add more rounds around the blanket.
I started crocheting the usual way, watching my mother when I was young however, she did not teach me, I learned thru reading Leisure Arts pattern books.