I first made this afghan for my sister when she was expecting her son in 1979. She had had a miscarriage in 1976 and I gave her this afghan as a sign of faith as soon as I heard she was pregnant. I also made one for another sister a few years later. The afghan is very thick and soft. I resurrrected the pattern in 2010 to make it for my grandson. I had a hard time figuring out how to start the stitch, but once it clicked, it made sense. I've just completed another for my great niece. I like using Vanna White's Choice varigated yarn. My original leaflet is in sad shape. I'm very thankful that I can load this pattern on my computer.