The pattern is fairly simple, and is almost all simple single crochet, with just a few front post stitches to make the pattern. Most of the rows have the same instructions so it's easy to go into autopilot with this one! I like the colors I chose, but the red might be a bit bright for an entire blanket. I think I needed to use a larger hook, though.
I learned a lot while making this, specifically how to determine how many stitches are in the repeat using just the pattern, because I wanted to make a square with only 3 repeats and the book doesn't give starting chain numbers other than for the full afghan size. I also gained more experience with determining where single crochet posts are and how to figure out which one I want.
I used an I hook, and Caron Simply Soft White and Autumn Red yarns.