OK, I admit it, I am a fast crocheter. And I am familiar with the pattern. So you may not be able to whip it up first time in under 2 1/2 hours like I did on my 3rd model. But it is quick. And who knows, if your baby is a good napper like my 2nd daughter was, you may be able to finish it in under 2 1/2 hours during a long nap!