This square design is knitted from the center out. It's the flowers that make it grow and it includes a border with even more flowers. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
Yarn requirements: highly variable since the number of repeats can be changed. Use needle size suitable for your yarn and how lacy you would like the finished object to be. You need double pointed needles for the start and circular needles when your project gets larger. Four stitch markers.
Gauge is not crucial, use needles to obtain a desired lace effect.
I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.