These blankets are sure to make your baby pictures gorgeous! What photographer doesn't want one of these? This pattern is a great stash buster. It gives directions on how to make the center square with any type of yarn depending on your gauge (I used a bulky weight yarn). Throw in as many different yarns and textures as possible to make this an eye-catching prop. The blanket in the picture used natural colors of 10 different types of yarn including eyelash, smooth acrylic, homespun, and brushed of varying weights. You can even try ribbon. USE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY PROP ONLY. Do not leave child unattended with blanket. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY double crochet GAUGE No specific gauge - you will create your own gauge and work off of that.