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Giant Doily Rug

Giant Doily Rug

July 13, 2012 /

giant doily rug
Blown up your doily and move it from table to floor!!!! Giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most wanted crochet rugs in the recent years since it was created and made well-known by Ladies & Gentleman. Look at it, doesn’t its sublimity spice up the floor and the home decor? This giant doily rug is for my sister’s new house, I am going to make another one for mine when I am moving in… hopefully end of this year.

giant doily

The pattern I used is a modified 8-Point Poinsettia Doily from a Japanese crochet book, but basically you can use your favorite doily pattern to make it. Personally, I like my rug to be denser (lesser holes) with more double crochet stitches, so I chose this doily pattern. The crochet hook to do this giant doily rug is size 10mm (N hook), it come in a set of 4 by Susan Bates Multi-Pack-Contains Sizes L,M,N,Pir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000YZ8MA6. The joining up of this Ace braided cotton clothesline rope ir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000UGM6G0took part of the time since it comes in 200 feet each and I used 7 of them to make this. If you can get a long roll of continuous of similar rope that is able to crochet, by all means, use it!

Giant Doily Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

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crochet giant doily rug

The total working hour to complete this doily rug is approximately 16 hours. It is easy and fast to make but might need some arms, wrists and fingers strengths since the rope is fat and rigid compare to yarn. Well… I do have one problem, it is heavy and warm when I put it on my laps while working towards the end of the rug. I tried to put it on the floor, but bending down and crochet isn’t comfortable at all. Perhaps a chair in front of you would be a good idea to put the rug on while you crochet.

crochet doily floor rug

Let’s jump to the crochet pattern after this and watch me how to join the braided cotton clothesline rope that has fiber core in it.

giant doily floor mat

Giant Doily Rug

Difficulty Level: Easy, need some crochet experiences, must know how to crochet ch, sc, dc & slst
Finished size: approx. 4′ (D)
Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the diameter of the rope.

Materials & Tools:
1. Ace 03871 “ace” Eclipse Solid Braid Cotton Clothesline 7/32″ X 200′ir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000UGM6G0, or equivalentir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002T44USI, qty= 7 hanks or 1400′ . I have tried Bobbiny Ropes in my other knitting project and find it suitable for this Giant Doily too, Bobbiny ropes comes in various color. You will need 9 hanks of 50m each or 5 hanks of 100m each.
2. Crochet hook: 10mm, N hook [Susan Bates Multi-Pack-Contains Sizes L,M,N,Pir?t=crafpass 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000YZ8MA6]
3. Sewing thread and needles (for joining ropes)
4. Scissor

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sk = skip st from previous round
sp = space
rnd = round
prev = previous

Giant Doily Rug Crochet Pattern:

R1 : magic ring1, ch3, dc in the ring, ch, *2dc in the ring, ch* repeat* 7 times, slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning round to create the base ring for the doily.
R2 : ch3, 1dc in the same st, 2dc in next dc, ch2, *sk ch, 2dc in each of next two dc, ch2*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R3 : ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in each of next two dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, *sk ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next two dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R4 : ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in each of next four dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, *sk ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next four dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R5 : ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in each of next six dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, *sk ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next six dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R6 : ch3, 1dc in the same st, 1dc in each of next eight dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2, *sk ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next eight dc, 2dc in next dc, ch2*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R7 : slst on next st, ch3, 1dc in each of next nine dc, ch3, 1dc in ch sp, ch3, *sk dc, 1dc in each of next ten dc, ch3, 1dc in the ch sp, ch3*, repeat* 7 times, slst in 3rd ch at the beginning round.
R8 : ch3, 1dc in each of next eight dc, ch3, 2sc in ch sp, 1sc in next dc, 2sc in ch sp, *ch3, sk dc, 1dc in each of next eight dc, ch3, 2sc in ch sp, 1sc in next dc, 2sc in ch sp*, repeat* 7  times.  sc in the ch3 post at the begining of the round.[amended on 29 Aug 2013]
R9 : *ch5, sk dc, 1dc in each of next six dc, ch5, 1sc in ch3 sp, ch5, 1sc in ch3 sp*, repeat* 8 times, slst in each of next three ch.
R10 : *ch3, sk dc, 1dc in each of next four dc, ch3, slst in 3rd ch of ch5, “1dc + ch1” for 8 times in ch5 sp, 1dc in same sp, slst in 3rd ch of ch5*, repeat* 8 times, slst in each of next three ch.
R11 : *ch3, sk dc, 1dc in next two dc, ch3, slst in 1st ch of ch3, 1dc in next seventeen dc/ch sts, slst in 3rd ch of ch3*, repeat* 8 times.
R12 : ch1, sc in each st around, slst in ch at the beginning round.
R13 : slst back loop only in each st around. fasten off. Weave and hide yarn end.

Remark: 1 you can replace the magic ring with ch5, slst on the first ch to form a ring.
you may use up to 12 mm hook for looser tension, may require more ropes to crochet.

 

crochet ropeThe cotton braided rope and the 10mm crochet hook.
The pattern calls for 7 hanks of the rope, you will need to join the rope to become a continuous length.

 

crochet doily rug 2Push the braided cotton jacket backward to expose the fiber core and sleeve in it at both ends that are joining.
Cut 1/2″ away at both ends.

 

join ropeOverlap both ends about 1/2″, wrap one of the sleeves around.

 

crochet doily rug 4Stitch and wrap the thread around, pull it tight and repeat the stitch and wrap until the joint is secured.

 

crochet doily rug 5Straighten the braided cotton jacket by pushing it forward, stitch and wrap the thread tightly to the core.

 

crochet doily rug 6Push another jacket end forward and repeat the same sewing. It might be difficult to push the jacket forward, but if you wrap the thread tight enough, it will make the join less bulky and thus easier for you to push the jacket over.

 

crochet doily rug 7Crochet as usual. The joint may appear harder and bulkier, so avoid it at those curves and loops.
Block it by damping the rug, then sit on some dry towels on the floor. Walk on it and press it down, leave it there until it is dry. You may replace the damp towers after this with the dry ones if your floor can’t take dampness. Don’t try to soak the rug in water, it will be very heavy for you to leave it up, provided you have some strong arms around to help up.
Spray a coat of Scotchgard after the rug is dry to protect it from dirt and stains if possible.

 

crochet-doily-rug-8Here is an update of the round 8 pattern where most of you got confused. The first ch3 is not counted as a dc, I also amended the pattern by adding an sc to end the round. Hope this picture is helpful enough to let you all have a clearer view.

 

cozy doily rug

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