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Make a latch hook rug at home!

Author Katie Shelton


  • blank latch hook canvas
  • latch hook
  • yarn (you can buy pre-cut latch hook yarn, but to save money I cut mine by hand)


  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. Continue pulling down through the hole. 

  6. Repeat in every square until you have a finished rug!