What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would rate this as a advanced beginner crocheter. You also need some basic sewing skills. No sewing machine required! Complete crochet and 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 fabrics shown. You will need to choose and purchase your own fabric and coordinating yarn. I am always available for 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! One crocheter said: "This pattern was really easy to follow. Great instructions and pictures! I made a blanket for my nephew and my only regret is forgetting to take a picture to share! Great seller who was very quickly responsive and super nice. Thanks!"