How to Loop a Home Made Rug

Looping a home made rug is not difficult, but keeping the rows straight is trying and making your loops long enough is difficult. When you are finished reading this article, you will be ready to go out and get the materials and make your own rug.

Instructions

Step 1

Start with a piece of burlap with rows that are fairly even in width and length. If you have one row running out in one spot and another row starting, you won't get straight rows and your rug will not look so nice. Find a curved darning needle and pick out the color of yarn you would like to use for your rug.

Step 2

Cut a 3-foot length of yarn and thread it through the darning needle. Pull the ends of the yarn together and allow the needle to fall into the loop between the ends. If it doesn't fall into the loop, hold the two ends of the yarn in one hand and gently pull the needle down to the center of the loop.

Step 3

Place your needle on the right hand side of one of the burlap threads and push the needle down through it. Don't pull the needle all the way through because you want to go over two burlap threads and come right back up through the burlap leaving a length of yarn about 1 inch long. You should have a horizontal line on the back of your burlap and a 1-inch tail on the right side. The other end of the yarn should be coming up through the burlap.

Step 4

Cross over the tail of your yarn to the right and skip three burlap threads. Insert your needle to the right of the third burlap thread and come back up one burlap thread from your tail. Pull the yarn down until the loop is the same length as your tail. Cross over the loop and skip three burlap threads. Insert your needle to the right of the third burlap thread and come back up one burlap thread from your first loop. Pull the yarn down until the loop is the same length as your first loop. Continue in this manner until you run out of yarn. Cut the yarn to the same length as the loops and the first tail. Re-thread your needle with more yarn and start as you did before, continuing on the same row.

Step 5

Once a row is completed all the way across your burlap, cut all the loops in the middle. Begin your second row in the same manner as you did your first row. Continue this until you have completed the rug.

Tips and Warnings

If you accidentally pull your yarn too tight and the loop isn't the same length as the others, simply remove the stitch altogether and put another one in its place. For beginners, I suggest starting with something small and working your way up to the rug. Do not leave the needle inserted in the burlap and walk away from your work. The author of this article is not a professional and is not responsible for injury while performing tasks in this article.

Things You'll Need

Burlap, Yarn, Curved darning needle, Scissors or snips
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