The only thing i dont like about this motif is the edging, its so annoying having to do six stitches in the one but i guess when joined it looks really nice. Im using a .75 crochet hook, and Oren Bayan thread. I joined it by doing the join as you go method which is alot easier than sewing it later on. As you all well know it will look better when its finished and blocked so 2 down 47 to go, wish me luck!!