The blanket is now finished. Daughter says it rocks. I'm quite pleased with it too.
Seven colours -red, yellow, blue, pink, white, blue-green, light green
All acrylic yarns except the red which was wool.
A 4mm hook.
70 squares, 7 rounds each, one round of each colour.
Border-3 rows of treble clusters in red, white and blue.
Begun 7th August 2010
Finished 24th September 2010
It's not perfect by any means. The light green and yellow yarns were thicker than the others causing squares with those two colours in the outer rounds to be bigger than the others. The joining isn't as I'd like either -the corners of the squares don't meet properly. This is one of the reasons I wouldn't be prepared to make blankets for sale. They look good in my photos, but don't bear closer scrutiny.
But now what? I have some ideas. But I need to save up. More yarn is required.