I made this bedspread when I was a lot younger and my eyesight was better and my wrists worked quicker and I had the energy to stay up later at night to do things! It has been on our bed-apart from when it is washed- since we got married (almost 34 years ago!) It took 100 ozs wool (1 oz per square) and I managed one or two squares per evening after work. I learned to crochet from a book - granny squares like everyone else - then I tackled this!! I hope that this gives some encouragement to all who are just learning that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE - if I can do it so can anyone else. Just wished I hadn't lent the pattern to someone who didn't return it. Ah well.... haven't we all done that?