Thank you everyone! I have enjoyed working on this blanket, but it will be sooo good to finish it! I'm glad some of you mentioned the black border being worth it - I was beginning to wonder, haha.
MissMeshell - I didn't intend for it to match, I think that those are just colors I love and tend to lean towards I only bought a few new colors, like a dark green and the orange, the rest were all scrap yarns I had left over!
umbrellamaker - I have an old crochet/knit book from the 70's and that is where I learned it, but I'm sure there has to be something online, it is a very basic pattern.... http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/01granny/grannysquare.shtml there's one!