What size crochet hook do I need for a rag rug?

Can you hook a rug with a crochet hook?

Rug hooking is both an art, and a craft, where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen or rug warp. The loops are pulled though the backing material by using a crochet-type hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage.

What size strips for rag rug?

In general, you’ll want to cut the fabric into 1-2 inch wide strips, and each strip should be wide enough to make for a substantial piece of yarn. It’s also a good idea to take into consideration how tightly braided you want your rag rug to be when cutting your chosen fabric into strips.

What hooks for rug hooking?

A good rule of thumb is the thicker the yarn or strip, the larger the hook you need. The one thing that is standard in rug hooking is the cuts of wool.

So how do you choose a hook?

Hook Size Wool Cut
8mm Ideal for primitive rug hooking, typically #8 cuts or larger.

How many pairs of jeans do I need to make a rag rug?

Just to give you an idea, this little mat is made from 2 pairs of large loose fit men’s jeans. If you are using ladies or skinny jeans you may need more pairs. Don’t cut up wearable jeans. The whole idea of upcycling is to use up materials or garments that would normally go into landfill.

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What tool do you use to make rugs?

In order to produce a handmade carpet it takes a lot of extensive work and the use of different tools. The most important tool in carpetmaking is the loom. Today, one can find many different types of looms and in this section we will focus on the commonly used ones.