The version you see in the photos is only about one metre square. If you want to make it bigger, the pattern gives instructions for changing the overall size in a variety of ways. There are also several variations of the design given, including one that will allow you to use up lots of oddments of yarn.
You can use any yarn of your choice though smooth, plain yarns are recommended.
As with all our patterns, there is a colouring-in sheet so you can plan your own colour combinations.