This pattern includes a video to give the crocheter an insight into the process of working the new points.
This lovely blanket when worked with Caron Simply Soft yarn which is 4 ply medium worsted (rather thin like a 3 ply) is a great size baby blanket. This pattern is ideal for making an afghan for a baby to a toddler. If you use a thicker yarn such as Hobby Lobby or Red heart the blanket will be much lager.
If you want to make an adult sized blanket, please look for my SmoothFox Stained Glass Round Ripple 6 to 24 points pattern. Perfect for someone to curl up on the couch under or for a bed.
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.