Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Latch Hook Rug Update

A little under a month ago I received all of my supplies to take on one of the biggest long-term projects I have ever taken on - a self-designed latch hook rug.

I don't know why, but I am clearly nuts. So beginning today I am posting photos each month, (preferably on the 1st of each month) progress of this gigantic shag rug. See how I started it here (scroll down past posting of my $10 dress). 

This is a photo of it today:

 Yes, I used the candelabra for scale. Haha. 

 This rug is really soft and is fun to run your fingers through. 

It doesn't look like much was accomplished, but though the number of packages we have gone through of pre-cut latch hook rug yarn already I have calculated that  we've used over 2500 strands for this ie.) 8 packages. I also just ordered 10 more packages of lime green since that's what I ran out of first and 6 more packages of straw yellow.

There is still quite a bit to go, but you see the blue row squares? Each of those are 10 rows. We counted that we have 24 more square rows to go. If we do a square all the way across in a week (10 rows) we can get this thing done by mid-September. Quite a feat, but definitely possible!

Until next month on the rug... wish me luck!


  1. wow, so cool! makes me want to make my own rug but man that's a lot of work!

  2. Hi again Nicole! As you can probably tell from all my recent commenting, I have been loving your blog and the bright pop of color it brings to my reading list. I am passing along to you the Liebster Award, a way for us sewing bloggers to showcase each other and give a shout out to those blogs we love! I hope you'll play along: http://megmadethis.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-award.html. Ok, I promise I'll stop stalking you now.

    1. No worries about "stalking", Meg! Blogs are from stalking. It's nice to have people who appreciate your work, always!

  3. What is the white thing you use called? That you put the yarn through that keeps it all together, and where can I️ buy it?

  4. Did you finish this rug? I would love to see it! I keep thinking I might want to make my own rug. I'm not sure what method I want to use. Or if I really want to commit myself to something that will take so long...


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