yarn I used:
~ 2 skien Lionsbrand Homespun in Mimos
~ 1skien I Love This Cotton in light purple
52 single crochet across
96 rows (aprox.)
1 single crochet in every stich
3 single crochet in each corner stitch
So I basically just made a rectangle-y square. (if that makes any sense at all) I made it how wide I wanted and the I just went until it was as long as I wanted. It came out a pretty good size. This won't work as a swaddling blanket, but possibly for a play mat, or to wrap up in a stroller for a walk. If your a beginner, than you can make a whole bunch for practice and keep them on hand to give as gifts.
I really liked this yarn for a baby blanket because: (1) It made the blanket pretty thick and squishy,(2) it was beautifully colored,(3) it will be warm for a winter baby. Have fun trying out this super duper simple pattern!