I'm sort of a beginner when it comes to crochet and have only used a few stitches. When I saw this I was curious as it seemed so simple...NOT that I needed another project...I ordered the directions and yarn to make an afghan. To my delight the directions were AWESOME...so clear and easy to understand. I've started my blanket and while I had to try several different size hooks I'm finally on a "roll". Thank you soooo much!