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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Learning to Latch Hook
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Learning to Latch Hook



Ok, so we have everything ready, the next step is to start latch hooking our rug. If you haven't latch hooked before, dont worry. Just follow these few easy steps below and you'll be rug making in no time at all.

Alternatively view the 'Learn to Latch Hook in 1 Minute' video

 

● Start at the lower left corner of your canvas (rigsht hand corner if you are left handed)

 
   
● Loop or fold the yarn around the base of the hook, beneath the swinging latch. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Fold or loop the yarn around the shaft. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Stick the hook under the canvas bar in the bottom of the first square, so that the latch passes under the canvas bar and back up to the top side again. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Take the ends of the loop and put them over the canvas bar, through the latch and under the actual hook. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Pull on the hook to close the latch over the yarn ends. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Pull the yarn through the middle of the hole. Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Close the latch and pull firmly on the hook handle so that you're pulling the yarn ends back under the canvas bar and through the original loop.

● The yarn should be neatly attached to the canvas by a slip-type knot (sometimes known as a larkshead knot).

Picture demonstrating how to latch hook
   
● Continue across the row, paying close attention to the coloured yarn required..

● Proceed row by row up the pattern until every hole on the canvas has been completed..

Picture demonstrating how to latch hook

   
 

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