I love to crochet - my Mom taught me when I was 7 and I have been "hooked" ever since This blanket was made for my BFF's Mom. We have been friends since I was 4 and Kathy was like a mom to me. For her birthday one year I gave her a bunch of my patterns and told her to pick out one and I would come over and we could pick the colors and I would make it for her as a present. She made us dinner and we had a wonderful time. Kathy passed away two years ago from congestive heart failure. When she passed her daughter, my BFF gave me the blanket back. I put it away so that I could keep it nice. Well my daughter Emily found it and brought it out this evening and when I came upstairs she had it laid out so perfectly I had to take a picture of it and share. I hope you like it!