Thanks both Becky and Sue! I have yet to learn how to crochet, still in the beginning stages of knitting myself. But, eventually I do want to learn how to crochet and combine the both. I will try and start with 43 sts (37 for pattern and then 6 for border). 50 needles don't really allow you much room to put a whole lot of sts on, but I think I'll be able to squeeze them on there. If not, I'll just take them out of the 37. Good advice on doing the swatch. I'll have to fool around with it and see what I come up with. Thanks you guys, your advice helps a lot!!