I'm so happy with this. I'm shocked that it only took 10 days, and I didn't even work on it some of those days. I made this with 48 squares (equal number of two different color schemes), made three rounds of red granny stitches around all, two rounds of single crochet (one yellow and one blue), and then a 3-round border (2 blue and one red). It measures approximately 56" x 44". More info on it:
Pattern: Inspired by Sandy's Merry Kringle Blanket. Thank you, Sandy! There is a similar free pattern called Primarily Country Afghan HERE. You must register to access the pattern.
Hook: I used a size J crochet hook but switched to a size K about half-way through when my dog stole my hook and hid it. It didn't seem to make any difference.
Yarn: I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in red, banana, and medium blue. I'm not exactly sure how much I used, but I think it was 3 red, 2 medium blue, and 1 banana.
Border: I used pieces of several different edging patterns from books I have for this one.
I'm going to watch football and stare at my blanket now.