I attempted my very first doily with thread. I could never work with thread before, or a hook that small, but...it wasn't that bad! I used a 2.75mm hook and Bernat size 5 thread. The pattern was messed up though, errors! The last two rows just did not make sense so I had to wing it. Came out ok. You can see in the one photo the doily picture. I printed that free pattern online. Now I need to find some more!