Every so often, my decorating and DIY sides meet up and give me the urge to take on a home project. I’ve been shopping for rugs lately to make our house feel cozy and warm, and I thought it would be fun to try my hand at hooking a rug for our place (you can also use latch hook skills to make a wall hanging!).
–blank latch hook canvas kit
–pre-cut latch hook yarn
1. Fold an edge over one or two times and whipstitch around the edge until secure. Repeat on all for sides to bind the edges of the rug.
2. Push your hook through a square. The hook will need to go under and through.
3. Wrap the yarn around the base of the hook and pull the yarn around the top part of the hook.
4. Begin pulling down on the hook. The small arm will close around the hook and wrap around the yarn.
5-6. Continue pulling down through the hole. 7. Repeat in every square until you have a finished rug!
This rug took me several weeks to complete, but was a very fun and relaxing project to do while watching movies and sitting by the fire. I’m excited to have such a special piece for our new home!
We’ve made lots of rugs over the years here on the blog, so take a look and get crafty! xo. Katie
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- 1 blank latch hook canvas
- 1 latch hook
- pre-cut latch hook yarn
- Fold an edge over one or two times and whipstitch around the edge until secure. Repeat on all for sides to bind the edges of the rug
- Push your hook through a square. The hook will need to go under and through.
- Wrap the yarn around the base of the hook and pull the yarn around the top part of the hook.
- Begin pulling down on the hook. The small arm will close around the hook and wrap around the yarn.
- Continue pulling down through the hole.
- Repeat in every square until you have a finished rug!
Please tell me how do I know how much yarn to purchase
Hi I really appreciate the instructions but where can I get the hook canvas to buy?
Hey, I was wondering how well this rug is holding up and how you wash it? I’m thinking of making one for a bathroom
I saw your rug and instructions on pinterest and your website. The only thing you didn’t mention was how big is your rug? I know you can make different sizes, but yours seemed to be a good size.
I have been latch hooking for years.. been trying to figure what to do with all the ( many ) left over pieces of yarn… thank you for giving me this idea!!!!!!!
About a year ago, someone in one of the online craft supply groups had a bag full of latch hook rug yarn bundled in individual colors at a very cheap price. I had to jump on it don’t ya know! haha I had made a few small “wall rugs” while in high school but the yard brought back fun memories. So, I’ll be buying some canvas soon and see what I can come up with. Thanks for reminding me of what I have!
wow now thats PASSION to do an entire rug! great job
i love your shoes! where did you get them?
Awe, I <3 this! I’m definitely going to try one for myself after the holidays. Thanks for the idea!
I LOVE the tights you are wearing in this picture. Where, may I ask, did you get them?
i love the rug and please tell me about those adorable shoes. i love them.
I love the shoes!!!
ughhh i love your site! its so inspiring! <3 you both are amazing thank you for the time and effort you put into your blogs!! im also gonna create a latch rug! so easy xox
Nice job on the carpet *o*
May i ask where did you find your pretty shoes? i’m in love 🙂
Susannah, the shoes are Swedish Hasbeens!
The rug is great but where are those delightful shoes from please?
love the shoes!! where are they from?
Oh my gosh… These are so fun and easy!! I did this in the fourth or fifth grade! (Granted, the pattern was painted onto the canvas, but stripes would be pretty easy, as indicated in your tutorial!!)
Thanks for sharing!
What it the base of the rug? where I can get it? I’ve been trying to get one but I don’t know what is that!?
very beautiful rug!
but even more beautiful shoes, where did you buy them?
Havent latch hooked anything since i was a little girl… love this idea. definitely doing it for my bathroom cause I can’t find a good rug to match!