DIY – Hand Latch Hooked Psychedelic Shag Rug

Diagram from Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement - 1 (A-AME) pg. 92-93

Diagram from Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement – 1 (A-AME) pg. 92-93

I don’t know if anyone knew this, I used to be a hook-er. Latch hook-er that is! Har har. Last year I decided to take on my first real rug hooking project (besides the happy face rainbow ones from childhood). I got the idea while looking through one of my Good Decorating and Home Improvement books. In it was a guide on making a rug into a back-lit wall hanging. I knew I had to try and make this rug! So I bought some precut acrylic yarn, a dense 5 mesh 36″ x 60″ canvas and grabbed my old latch hook tool. I printed the design at full scale, gridded it out, traced it on the canvas and made a color legend so I knew which colors went where. The finished rug took about 9 months!

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One Response to “DIY – Hand Latch Hooked Psychedelic Shag Rug”

  1. lilly August 18, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    This is amazingly beautiful! I wish I could have see the process.

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