What advice would you give someone starting this project? Wonderful 2 row repeat pattern! Not for the newbie, however. I would suggesting going on YouTube and watching a video if this is your first attempt at crocodile stitch. This is the video I used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi5Ohm5vrfY I'm not sure you can complete the fringe on the pattern without another skein, so buy one extra than the pattern suggests.