crochet love {doily rug}

I’ve had this pattern in my ravelry que for a long, long time. It is the Giant Crochet Doily Rug by Creative Jewish Mom.
It is such a strikingly beautiful pattern with the lace created by the chain rounds, and the scalloped shell edging. I always thought doilies were so complicated, but now that I’ve made one (a giant one), I know that it really isn’t too hard. Especially when you have a good pattern to follow!

There is a spot in the original pattern where she had to fudge a little to make it work. A follower of hers came up with an alternative to the last few rounds to make it work better. I followed along with the updated steps, but somehow I still ended up having to fudge my stitches a bit. I don’t know what happened. So, it’s not perfect, but if you don’t look too closely the rug is still beautiful!

I used some Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick yarn in Fisherman because I had a bunch on hand. I also used a size M crochet hook (I think? It’s plastic and big and doesn’t have the size written on it and I forgot).
Overall, I really enjoyed making this rug and it is really so pretty to look at. I will definitely be making some more, and I will probably use a fun fabric yarn next time to see how it turns out!

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