Here is a beautiful small lace piece in the shape of a leaf of the majestic Oak tree. This project is rated as "mindful knitting", i.e. it will take careful attention as there is little repetitiveness to the rows. But otherwise the knitter familiar with basic lace knitting can expect to have a fun knit with this pattern (and probably will not want to stop at making just one). We've seen these oak leaf medallions used in a variety of ways: small doilies, coasters, tasseled bookmarks, fall holiday decorations and appliqu embellishments. For what will you use yours? BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic lace stitches includes both charted and written instructions SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Shown in size 5 perle cotton on size US 3 needles for finished size of 6" by 4" excluding stem. Size of your leaf will depend on needle and thread used. Guidelines in pattern for anywhere from #30 crochet thread to size 5 pearl cotton.