Crocheting a round rug known as a “doily rug” can be a fun and rewarding project. Here is a basic guide to creating your own doily crochet rug.
Crochet yarn: Choose a strong yarn suitable for rugs, such as cotton or thicker acrylic.
Crochet Hook: Select an appropriate size hook for your chosen yarn, usually recommended on the yarn label.
Scissors: to cut the thread.
Tape measure: for measuring the size of the rug.
Point markers (optional): to mark career changes.
Step by step:
Start by making a magic ring: hold the end of the yarn, make a loop and insert the hook through the center of the loop. Then work a chain to secure the ring.
Basic row: work low points or high points in the center of the magic ring, following a specific pattern or improvising according to your creativity. Continue until you have the desired size for the center of the rug.
Subsequent rows: As the center of the rug grows, you can start to introduce more elaborate stitches, such as pattern stitches or increases, to create the shape of the rug. Follow a specific pattern or experiment with different stitches to add variety and texture to your rug.
Increases: As the rug grows, you can add increases to maintain the circular shape. This can be done by increasing the number of stitches in each row or by adding an increase to every certain number of stitches, depending on the pattern chosen.
Finishing: Keep working on the rows until you reach the desired size for the rug. Then do the finishing touches, such as cutting the loose ends and hiding the seams.
Blocking: To ensure the mat maintains its shape, blocking is recommended. This can be done by slightly dampening the mat with water, gently stretching it into the desired shape, and pinning it in place with pins until completely dry.
Remember that you can customize your crochet rug by adding different colors, playing with patterns, and experimenting with different crochet stitches. Have fun and enjoy the creative process!