I love this pattern....Sunny Spread. This blanket I just started making in my spare time. It uses Baby Cashmerino and I used a 3.5mm hook for all the main work. It is glorious. The colours I love, although not traditional baby colours, but I think anything goes these days.
It used around 6 balls of the main silver grey, and one ball each of the donkey grey, charcoal grey and mustard, black, white and lemon.
I personally went with a plain single crochet border. I didn't use the border on the pattern, for me it was a bit too much and too matchy, matchy!! I always make sure that I use a hook at least half a size smaller when crocheting a border to a blanket.....I used a 3mm for this border. By doing this you don't get that loose wavy border that looks as if you have too many stitches added....When using the 3mm, your border will seem a bit tight on completion, but blocking will completely stretch it out as you can see from the finished blanket.
The size on completion of this blanket is 83cm x 62cm.....It is probably a large pram or moses basket size, and I guess if making it for a cot, probably add an extra row on width and length would make it perfect.....I ran out of the silver grey yarn and I didn't have any in a matching dye lot, so stopped at 6 x 7 rows.
You can find my blanket on Ravelry here, but for now I'm off to finish some other long overdue hat orders........