Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crochet Doily Rug Tutorial



Love this style rug!


Start of my doily rug!  This rug works up really fast!



I used this Pattern with some minor changes to make it a full 36 inches in diameter (see below) and found the Cotton rope here, although after doing some more looking I found it for much cheaper on ebay.  
The rope is called Cotton welt cord.
The hook size is S



I am going to get some dye and most likely die this dark brown, I have young children and cannot see whit lasting very long!  I found this original tutorial on The Craftytortoise  blog and wanted to share my changes.

After the last row on the pattern followed I sc 1, Dc 4 on ch 3 sp, *sc next 2 sp, dc 4 on ch 3 sc* repeat ** all the way around, end with 1 sc next to first sc at the start, ss to end and fasten off.

To weave in the end tail I used the hook to pull the tail under and through about 8 stitches, then wrapped it around the back of 1 st and pulled it back through the same 8 stitches again, just wanted to be sure it was not going to come loose.

I am selling the finished product on my ETSY

I hope this was of some help

5 comments:

  1. Such an awesome idea! I love it! I can't wait to try it.
    Question: How much cotton cording did you use in total? How many yards?
    Thank you!

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    1. I used about 180 yards or cotton cord. I would buy close to 300 though just to be safe and make sure you can make it as big as you want. Next time I want to make mine bigger!!!

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  2. Hi! Love your rug. I'm curious, what size of cotton cord did you buy? It looks like it's more affordable than what I've been using.

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  3. Where do you get a size S hook? I can't even find a size Q.

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  4. I just ran across this today, and it has made my day to see you've made a rug using my Gemstone Doily pattern!
    I may have to try it. ;) Have a great day!

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