I would rate this as a advanced beginner crocheter. You also need some basic sewing skills. No sewing machine required. This is a very easy beginner pattern with spectacular results! I love crocheted blankets and I also am very fond of fabric. Put the two together and you have one really unique and thoughtful piece of hand made goodness. Complete crochet and hand sewing instructions are included for the approx 31" x 30" blanket and I have added two edging options. The instructions do not include the name of any of the fabric shown. You will need to choose and purchase your own fabric and coordinating yarn. My customers and clients love that it is a unique, one of a kind, hand made family heirloom. Thank you to all who have been requesting the pattern for this blanket. I so appreciate the tremendous interest and support. This is a copyrighted pattern. Selling, copying or distributing this pattern in any form is prohibited. **Selling the finished product is permitted*** I am always available to help! Not just for babies. Toddlers love them too. I made some as lap blankets for my mother in law and the ladies at her nursing home. Perfect size for them! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY would rate this as a advanced beginner crocheter. You also need some basic sewing skills! No sewing machine required! you need to have some basic crochet shills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx 31" x 30"