The versatile design of this filet crochet-type valance can be made in any color to suite your decor. Tie on your favorite decorative buttons with 1/8" wide satin ribbon to complete the effect. This is a great warm-weather project! If you love thread crochet, this is a great project for the intermediate crocheter. The pattern uses dc2tog stitches in the filled blocks; it also uses diagonal blocks for the medium shade appearance - all are defined in the instructions. The valance is worked from the top down. 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 10 blocks/spaces x 10 rows = 3-1/4" wide x 3-3/8" high SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished size is 63-1/2" wide x 19" long (from top of rod). A repeat in the pattern is provided to increase the width in 3-1/4" increments.