Oh, so sorry, Rachael. I misspelled your name. I won't do it again. :)
Don't worry- I am actually very used to it being misspelled.
Thank You for posting this. I'm going to give it a try!! This will be my first REAL project (I hope). I know, I'm ambitious... eek!
I designed this as a beginner myself when I could only do chains, rings and joins with the shuttle. I did a lot of experimenting before I got it the way I wanted it. I did several in many colors. The one in the pic was done with DMC 80 with a variegated (52) for the rings and solid (553) for the chains. Since there is no working in of ends it makes for a nice easy finish. It took me a while to figure out the magic threads, LOL. You should do fine with it.
Everyone please note that I made a correction to some of the chains (I forgot some joins and part of the chain in the directions and just now noticed it)