Chunky Doily Rug - Free Crochet Pattern

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Think you have no patience for crocheting doilies? Think again! Stitched on a giant hook with three strands of yarn held together, this crochet rug pattern works up quickly and makes a major statement in any room.
 
Designed by Pamela Wynne
 
Size
-36" (91.5 cm) in diameter, after blocking.
 
Yarn
-Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
 
Shown here: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool,197 yd [180 m]/3 oz [85 g]), in #620-099 Fisherman, 5 skeins.
 
Hook
-Size N (10 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
 
Notions
- Tapestry needle.
 
Gauge
-4 1/2 dc and 2 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in dc stitch using 3 strands together and size N (10 mm) hook. Take time to check your gauge.

Source: ,Crochet At Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living: B...

Step 1

Color Tip
 
Consider the color of your floor when picking yarn for this piece. Choose a yarn in a shade that contrasts with your existing floor, to be sure the giant lace pattern will really pop.
 
Color Strategy: Neutral Anchor
 
If you crave a project with a ton of color, such as a motif afghan, but you want to be sure the end result won’t just look like a random hodge-podge, use one neutral color as an anchor. Black, grey, white or tan are all classic choices. You may want to use your neutral as the center and outer round of all of your motifs, or mix it in more randomly. Either way, one recurring neutral shade is a great way to tie together many disparate colors.

Step 2

With 3 strands of yarn tog, ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form ring being careful not to twist ch.
 
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring—8 sc, join with sl st in first sc, do not turn.
 
Rnd 2: Ch 5, [dc in next st, ch 2] 7 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch—8 dc and 8 ch-2 sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 7 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3—24 dc and 8 ch-2sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp as joining, dc in each of next 2 dc, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc] 7 times, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3—40 dc and 8 ch-2
sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp as joining, dc in each of next 4 dc, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc] 7 times, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3—56 dc and 8 ch-2
sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 6: Sl st in first dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 4 dc, [ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc] 7 times, ch 3, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 3, join with sl st top of beg ch-3—40 dc, 8 sc and 16 ch-3 sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 7: Sl st in first dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, [ch 4, skip next dc, sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc] 7 times, ch 4, skip next dc, sc in next sc, ch 4, join with sc in top of beg ch-3—24 dc, 8 sc and 16 ch-4 sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc, [3 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, skip sc, 3 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc] 7 times, 3 sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, skip sc, 3 sc in last ch-4 sp, join with sl st in first sc—64 sc and 15 ch-2 sps, do not turn.
 
Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 7 times, ch 2, (dc, ch 5, dc) in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg ch-
3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 10: Sl st in first dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, 6 tr in ch-5 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 7 times, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, 6 tr in last ch-5 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 11: Sl st in first dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 tr, dc in next tr, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2
sp] 7 times, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 tr, dc in next tr, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, join with sl st to the top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 12: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, [ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3) in each of the next 4 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next
ch-2 sp] 7 times, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3) in each of the next 4 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip last ch-2 sp, join with sl st at top of beg ch-3, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 13: Sl st in first dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, [(sc, ch 3) in each of next 3 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2) 3 times in the next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp] 7 times, (sc, ch 3) in each of the next 3 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip last ch-2 sp, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 14: Sl st in first dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, [(sc, ch 3) in each of the next 2 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in the next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp] 7 times, (sc, ch 3) in each of the next 2 ch-3 sps, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip last ch-2
sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 15: Sl st in the next dc and next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3) twice in next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3,
sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3) twice in next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp] 7 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip last ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 16: Sl st in first dc and next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 3, [(dc, ch 3) twice in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2) in next ch-3 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, [(dc, ch 3) twice in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, skip next ch-2 sp, repeat from * 6 times more, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip last ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3, do not turn.
 
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc, (2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (dc, tr, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, (sc in
next dc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, sc in each of next 2 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp, *sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 dc, (2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (dc, tr, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, (sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp) twice, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch-1, do not turn.
 
Rnd 18 Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 7 times, ch 1, dc in tr, ch 1, *[sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next st] 8 times, sc in sc, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 8 times, ch 1, dc in tr, ch 1; rep from * 6 times more, [sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next st] 8 times, sc in sc, ch 1, join with sl st in first sc, do not turn.
 
Rnd 19: (Sl st, 3 dc) in first ch-1 sp, (sl st in next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, *sl st in next ch-1 sp, 6 dc in next ch-1 sp, (sl st, 6 dc) next ch-1 sp, (6 dc, sl st) in next ch-1 sp), 6 dc in next ch-1 sp, (sl st in
next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, sl st in next 2 ch-1 sps
*, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next ch-1 sp) twice, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 7 times more

Step 3

Finishing
 
Weave in ends and block to measurements.

Step 4

Adapted from "Crochet At Home: 25 Clever Projects for Colorful Living " by Brett Bara, published by Interweave



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  • by skunk.lady
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    skunk.lady

    I'm stuck on row 3. What does this mean?
    24 dc and 8 ch-2sps, do not turn.

    WHERE do I do the 24 dc and 8 ch??
    Is that 3 dc in each space with 1 sc in between each one? Then what does the 2sps mean?
    This pattern is not real user friendly.......

  • by courtney.burden.161
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    courtney.burden.161

    This pattern has so far made a very pretty rug, but the pattern has some mistakes in it, and is, in some places, very confusing because of it.

    • by mossmountain
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      Would you mind telling me how to correct the mistakes? I've finished row 16, but row 17 is killing me. It's just not right ...

  • by kathy.smith.kellenbenz
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    kathy.smith.kellenbenz

    This is beautiful. I've been looking all over the web for a large Doily. I am going to use this for my wall. I have a half a wall, and wanted this for it. So I am going to start on this pattern now, After I make this for myself, I will make one for my children.

    • by nikelz
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      Sounds great Kathy! I'm jealous of your kids, I want one of these for myself =)