Blocking this guy was not fun as the heavy looking loops wanted to overlap each other. I put this off as long as I could stand it.....but finally finished it and even took a photo!
This pattern is in Magic Crochet Number 100, Feb. 1996. They used white sz 40 thread and it finished 10 1/2". Mine finished up at a whopping 14 1/2"!
I love doilies in black. They look so elegant.