What advice would you give someone starting this project? This pattern would be suitable for someone that has learned how to increase, work in sc, dc, htrs. I have written the instructions with as much detail and tips as I can, with photos to help understand. Read the pattern in small chunks as you work along so you can digest the details. If you start making mistakes, put it down, and have a tea break. This is always a good excuse. It will clear your mind and things make sense again. Most of all, enjoy the project, and hopefully your pet will enjoy the finished item.