By golly, I think I found a solution. I found a pattern that has my size but that I don't care for much of the pattern BUT I am going to try and use that as a guide as to how many stitches, etc to get size I want. As for the design, I think I'm going to try and convert this crochet pattern that I really like.
So, although not pulling this pattern COMPLETELY out of my butt, does this constitute as my writing a pattern? If so, "Holy smokes, Batman!".
Next question, however, is if it is okay for me to share the pattern, if it works, with all of you inc ase you want to make it as well. THanks.