The first consideration was which yarn to use. I pondered over the many luxurious lines available, but in the end I have decided to go with an acrylic yarn. The reason being that I'm very new to crochet, this project is really me practicing so I don't want to be spending too much money on yarn until I'm a little more proficient. If I succeed with this project then perhaps I won't mind spending more next time.
At the moment I'm unsure as to which type of blanket I'll make. I've always fancied one made up of lots of small granny squares, made with lots of random colours, but when I was making my cushion I enjoyed making a larger granny square and now I'm wondering whether to make a large colourful blanket like that. I'll let you know what I decide.