homemade latch hook rug

Beginners guide to Latch hook rug making. Learn how to latch hook, create your own pillow, rug or wall hanging.

Making a Latch Hook Rug

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     ● Yarn/Wool
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Learning to Latch Hook
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     ● Large Rugs 1
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How Wool is Processed
Types of Wool

Large Rugs - Part 2

The rug designs shown below were made by my Grandad. They are about 50 or 60 years old, and at the time made from spare wool after unpicking old woollen jumpers, this was of course during a period of time when World War 2 meant wool and other materials weren't as available as they are today.

This rug is about 1.5 metres long by 0.5 metres wide. Unfortunately my Grandad didn't get a chance to complete this rug, so the very end parts (dark reds, blues) i have added to complete the rug.

You may notice this rug looks very thick, I have actually used 6 strands of wool to each hole, it can make latch hooking more difficult, as the wool is 6 strands thick and this is harder to work with.

As you can see the rug is slightly shorter than the standard width of canvas. On this rug I have stitched the backing round to bind it and complete it. I preferred this to binding tape.




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