I am doing the adult pattern for the alligator scarf. I agree, it is straight forward and pretty easy to follow. It's great for a beginner to learn a lot of the basics.... binding off, increasing, knit stitch... But not the purl stitch which should make it easier for those who haven't quite mastered that stitch yet. I would suggest counting your stitches after every other row to make sure you haven't made a mistake somewhere if you do try it out. Also, I just couldn't wait to try the pattern because they were so cute, but I would wait until you have a spare $30 lying around. It's a bit pricey for my tastes.