I decided this would make a great Photography Prop for Valentines day. It can be used year round in other colors. The yarn makes it soft and comfortable. Can be used as a rug on the floor, or a blanket. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Stockinette stitch, single crochet, double crochet GAUGE Approximately 2 st=1 in. Approximately 2 rows = 1 in. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 27" x 27"