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: "I love this design! The pattern arrive so fast, reading through it, the instructions are very clear and there are lots of pictures!"