September 3, 2013

How I Made My Own Giant Doily Rug | Pattern

 Back in 2011, this rug was sweeping across most magazines and pinterest boards. I was in love immediately, but deeply heartbroken when I saw the price of $900. Like most situations I say “Oh I could make that” so I did. I did some research on best prices of cotton piping and found it cheapest here for 37 cents a yard, I ordered about 223 yards of 1/2 inch piping. I tried to plan out the rug pattern, but once I got started I went a new direction and made the pattern up as I went.

 I thought I would use a crochet hook the whole time but only used it to get started, after that I just used my hands. Since it was nearly two years ago when I made this, I don’t remember the exact pattern I came up with..but I’m going to try and write one out similar. I suggest looking up different doily patterns and studying them to get a feel for how they are made and then trying it out. For example: most doilies start out saying “chain 8 and join” which starts the middle of the doily. I finished the rug in about four hours.

These rugs are spot clean only, mine has gotten some dark marks here and there, but that is what a rug is made for-it isn’t supposed to stay perfect. So keep that in mind, enjoy walking on it and having it out in your room! The feeling of walking on it is like having a foot massage.

I kept my rug stored away for the past couple years because I lived in a basic apartment where the carpet and walls were the same color as my rug which also happened to be the same color as my couch..but now I moved it into my new room that has wood floors, which makes a great contrast. I even think it would be awesome to dye my rug someday!

Crochet Doily Rug. Measures 5 feet in diameter. 


sl st-slip stitch

dc- double crochet

sc-single crochet


tr-treble crochet

**I began using a G hook, then after round one finished the rug by hand only.

Starting at center, ch 15 join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: ch 1, dc 30 times in ring

2nd rnd: sc 30 around ring

3rd rnd: sc , ch 4, sk 2, sc & repeat around ring

4th rnd: dc, ch 10 sk 4, dc & repeat around ring

5th rnd: dc, ch 10 sk 3, dc & repeat around ring

6th rnd: sc, ch 11, sk 8, sc & repeat around ring

7th rnd: dc 22 in loop & repeat around

8th rnd: sc 3, tr, sk 3 & repeat around

9th rnd: dc completely around

10th rnd: dc completely around & tie off

I’m so glad I finally get to share with you this project, I hope to always share with people why I craft and make my own things. It is thrilling to me, and I’m so thankful I can share it with others.