As far as I can remember this was my very first crochet project (major one). I learnt to crochet while in college. My classmate taught me to do hair bands. Once I learnt the trick I graduated to doing doileys. Then I got this pattern from a friend and started doing it immediately. It took me ages to finish it. I can't say I fnished it exactly, I didn't do the edges. I didn't have the patience to do it.
Here is the pattern. Click on the picture to enlarge it.