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. Color photos included! I am always available for help!