After seeing a beautiful picture with colorful pink leaves strewn across a bright green grass field, this blanket was born--in my mind. Now it is outside my head and available for you to create your own version of Flying Colors! Don't think these colors are for you? No worries. Change the colors to whatever you choose that fits "you" and matches your style. Do you like soft pastels? Or neutrals? All you need is two main colors with three shades of each--six colors in all. So, pick your two favorites--say, turquoise and gray. You could find three varying shades like charcoal, heather gray, and white. Then you could choose three green-blue shades like teal, turquoise and soft aqua. Get it? I included a blank color grid in the pattern with specifics about where to place each shade so you can actually print it out and color it--having a little color-play time and make it uniquely yours! This simple 9 page pattern includes: --a detailed materials list including the six yarns I used in the pictured blanket and an easy way to calculate yarn quantities if you use different yarns --a special stitch section including stitch abbreviations --detailed join-as-you-go instructions including 14 clear pictures with descriptions to help you --a color placement diagram to assist you in placement of your squares by color --a blank color placement diagram so you can design your own color scheme to suit your style and home Skill level: Appropriate for an ambitious beginning crocheter who has experience reading a pattern in standard American terms. Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Susan Carlson at FeltedButton.com or feltedbutton.etsy.com for the pattern. Keep in the "Button" loop: Facebook.com/FeltedButton Pinterest.com/FeltedButton FeltedButton.com (Blog) Due to the nature of patterns, this pattern may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. This pattern may not be redistributed or copied in any way. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Read a crochet pattern in standard American crochet terms Complete basic crochet stitches: ch, sc, sl st, dc GAUGE With an H hook, each motif measures 3 inches (7.5cm) square. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Your choice of six colors! Suggested yarns are included in the pattern. I used three varying shades of two main color families--six in all.