I was in a valentine's challenge for thread crochet and I designed this doily which would look lovely at anytime of year. These rose buds will never wither or die and are surrounded by a heart to share the love of budding roses with everyone in this thread crochet doily pattern. A fully bloomed rose accentuates the center. The rose buds and center rose stand out from the doily to give a three-dimensional effect. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The crochet stitches include, sc, hdc, dc, tr and sl st. The pattern includes description of abbreviations, complete instructions and picture tutorial. GAUGE hdc = 1 inch (2.5cm), 5 hdc rows = 1 inch (2.5cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10 inches (25.5cm) round diameter.