Do you love carnations? I do, they are my favorite flower! That's what inspired me to create a set of small and large Carnation Bouquet Doilies! This is the smaller one of the two, measuring about 9 inches blocked and starched. This is a doily with dimension! The carnations are designed to be life-size as though they were cut in half and laid upon the doily like a bouquet. While starching is not necessary, it will add even more to the dimensionality of the flowers. The center of the doily uses a stitch I call "prong stitch," which is simply a variation on the single crochet. Complete instructions are included in the pattern, along with numerous photos of the project BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY single crochet double crochet treble crochet work in round GAUGE Not given. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 9"