When you go, go big! That is generally my motto. I decided that I needed to make a blanket, in fact the reason I chose to learn to crochet is to make one of those fabulous starghans. Oh yes someday I will have my own. Until then I hone my crochet skills. I learned much making this, it's far from perfect it is wider at one end than the other but my husband, my son and my cat all find it irresistible. I use single crochet for 11 rows, switched to double chain stitch for 3 (though I think in one spot I had 4 rows) then switched back to single crochet for the remainder of the skein of yarn. Then I repeated my little pattern for 7 skeins.
This thing is giant, we estimate (only due to the tape measure missing) it to be 8 feet long and about 5 feet wide.
Some close up's of the lovely colors
I have a few more pictures on my blog and quite a bit of rambling.
I love the thoughts and advice of people that are more experienced in the ways of crochet than I... this would be everyone.