Start with 3 colors. Each block is 9 stitches so for however wide you want the blanket, count in 9 to get your foundation (always make it an uneven number of "blocks) eg: 19 blocks(makes it about long) stitches then add 4 sc for the foundation row.
You are going to want to save this for Thanksgiving! Pecan Pumpkin Pie (GF Option) - this delicious pie is the best of both worlds: pumpkin pie + pecan pie! A great dessert to serve to your gluten free guest too.