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shanaelle
« on: October 04, 2010 10:25:18 AM »

I saw this online several weeks ago.


http://www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com/megadoily


Want!!!



And then I found they have an Etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43532832/handmade-mega-doily-rug

Yes, that's right. $600 for a small 3ft rug.


uhhhhh... sorry, can't do it.



So I was wondering - ladies and gents of the Craftster family - how would I go about doing this? I figure it to be an extra super large doily so I have a few patterns I can use. And I believe the lady who did this just used her hands, so I don't have to worry about trying to find a superhuge crochet hook. I am really just stuck on the material. They say it's made out of cotton rope. Where would I get it from? What kind can I use? And, here's the kicker, how do I find out how much I need? I do know how to crochet though it's been a few years since I sat down with Grandma and had her teach me, so any and all tips would be appreciated.
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Confuzzle
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 10:27:56 AM »

The first thing that came to my mind is cotton clothesline rope...
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pocketwatch
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 11:04:25 AM »

I think she might untwist that fat sailing rope. the first thing google gave me: http://www.ropesandtwines.com/products.asp?cat=66 explains the price tag though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 11:23:39 AM »

I think this stuff would do it  http://joanns.com:80/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=prd36875
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010 11:25:42 AM »

my barefeet ache just looking at the photo. 
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chicnjoy
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 12:34:20 PM »

Good for me it's only 450 euro!  Undecided
You all find the material quicky, is that mean you all know how to do it?
For me it's look like a lot of work and a lot of "hands holding head""fingers touching head".
What kind of technic is that? Is it like a giant crochet?

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shanaelle
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010 07:50:30 PM »

For the technique, I've seen pictures where she just used her hands and fingers as the crochet hook, occasionally using her feet to stabilize the whole project.



Thanks for your help guys! Wow, that was really quick. My local JoAnne's DOES carry this stuff so I picked it up on the way home from work. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have time to partake in this project in October (crazy costume month and such) but I'll DEFINITELY be working on this sometime in the near future... with the cold months coming up. So thanks again guys!
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010 09:46:36 AM »

Please please PLEASE take pictures of you making this if you go ahead with it! I think it's amazingly ambitious. (Possibly also the perfect project for those of us who have interfering cats or kittens... yeah... unravel this, moggie!)
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011 06:51:44 AM »

My eyebrows went up into my hairline. I applaud you for embarking on this mega task.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011 08:23:32 AM »

it's gargantuan, but very cool!
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