What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Definitely watch her do it! It helped me understand the written pattern. And the diagram was easier to read.
What you will need
I'm actually not sure the yarn. I believe it was purchased at hobby lobby. It was about a 5 (bulky) weight. It was some a friend had. But I used my K hook. And then I used "I love this yarn" brand for the border. It was a 4
I believe. And I used the same technique she taught on the cozy for the button loop to make the loop for it to be hung.