Find an oval pattern; the following links take you to free crochet patterns and craft patterns with an oval shape as the major design element.
You're going to love the versatility of this fabulous oval-shaped doily pattern. Sandi Marshall designed this pattern with several different center motifs, allowing you to create an oval doily with your choice of design elements -- traditional vintage filet crochet center, traditional heart motifs, or stylized heart motifs. All of these options are quite beautiful.
Sandi Marshall designed this oval pattern in such a way that you can adjust it to whatever size you need for the project you have in mind. The picture shows an oval placemat crocheted in worsted weight kitchen cotton, with an edging added.
You can crochet this oval pattern with either yarn or fabric strips. The free pattern and instructions were posted by Sandi Marshall.
See Also: Free rag rug crochet patterns
One of the best things about crochet: it's an adjustable, flexible, adaptable medium. If you understand the mechanics of the craft, you can adjust and change just about any crochet pattern to make it do what you need it to. If you'd like to try adjusting the size of an existing oval pattern, take a look at Sandi Marshall's tips and hints for how to make an oval pattern smaller or larger.
Oval Patterns Posted at the Coats and Clark Web Site
Coats and Clark makes several lovely oval patterns available for you to crochet: