Decorate for sunny weather with this light and airy valance combining daisies with a checkerboard border. This is a great pattern for the intermediate crocheter. The pattern uses dc2tog and dc3tog stitches to create the flower stem and bobbles for the flower centers - all are explained in the instructions. The valance is worked from the top down and a strip of material is sewn to the back to create the rod pocket. A graph is also provided for reference. This pattern is written in U.S. terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to ch, sl st, sc, hdc and dc. Additional stitches are explained in the instructions. GAUGE Working in pattern: 13 blocks/spaces = 4-1/2" 13 rows = 4" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished size is 63-1/2" wide x 15" long (from top of rod). A repeat in the pattern is provided to increase the width in 5-3/4" increments.