This filet crochet valance is a great summer-time project. It is covered with flowers and has a scalloped edge for an added decorative effect. The rod pocket is built into the design. This is a typical filet crochet pattern and is worked from the top down. The included filet chart is followed for the body of the valance with additional detailed instructions provided for the scallops. This pattern is written in U.S. terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to ch, sl st , sc, hdc, and dc. The filet crochet filled blocks and open spaces are explained in the instructions. GAUGE Working in pattern: 10 blocks/spaces = 3-1/2" 11 rows = 3-1/2" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished size is 67-1/2" wide x 16-1/4" long (from top of rod pocket). Instructions are included to increase the width in 11-1/4" increments.