This valance is an absolute must for your favorite fly fisherman. It features a life-size rainbow trout rising out of the water to catch a perfectly-placed fly. The rod pocket is built into the design so the curtain rod can be woven in and out at the top. There is a repeat in the rock pattern so the valance can be expanded to your desired size. This is a great project for the intermediate crocheter. In addition to detailed instructions, a graph is also provided for reference. This filet crochet valance is worked from side to side. The pattern is writen in U.S. terms. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to ch, sl st, sc, hdc, and dc. Explanations are given to create the various shading effects in the filet crochet. GAUGE Working in pattern: 10 blocks/spaces = 3-1/2" 11 rows = 3-1/2" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The finished size is 51" wide x 18-1/4" - 22" long. Instructions are included to increase the width in 10-1/4" increments.