Rug Making – Hook a Rug Instructions and Pattern

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Rug Making - Hook a Rug Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More
Rug making has long been one of the most popular crafts. It is just as fascinating now as it was in the olden times. Well constructed rugs last a long time and add beauty to the interior of any home.

Handmade rugs may be hooked, braided, knitted, crocheted and various other ways. They may be made small, large, round, oval, square and oblong. Whatever fits the needs of your home.

Today I’m taking a couple pages from a 1950’s Needlework How To booklet about Rug Making, specifically, Hooking a Rug.

Rug Making - Hook a Rug Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
The article goes into detail about patterns,

Rug Making - Hook a Rug Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More
foundation material, materials to use, rug frames, rug hooks

Rug Making - Hook a Rug Hooks - Vintage Crafts and More
and finishing the rug.

This post, Vintage Hooked Rug Pattern has more information on rug hooking, a pattern from Minerva called Martha Washington and links to a couple good instructional YouTube videos to get you started.

The PDF file is 5 pages long so you may want to download and save it to take a look at later.

Rug Making – Hook a Rug

The article is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

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Log Cabin Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern – Fan Freebie

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Vintage Crafts and More - Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin Door Pic

This is the second pattern I’ve shared from Grandmother’s Hand Made Crocheted Rag Rugs booklet from 1933.  It’s a Log Cabin Rug that is 28 x 42 inches.

Find the other pattern, a Dresden Plate and an explanation of how to make your own rag rug on this blog post from July 2012:

Instructions for Rag Rugs and Dresden Plate Pattern

Crocheted rugs wear well and are quick to make. You can easily match your decor by using leftover scraps of material from sewing your window coverings, bedspread or pillows. Even old sheets found at yard sales and thrift shops can be used for this project.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin

Here’s the pattern in PDF format:

Vintage Crafts and More - Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin Picture


Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin

 

 

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link above and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it to open it and save or print.

Enjoy!

Vintage Hooked Rug Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Vintage Crafts and More Rug Hooking Tools

As early as the mid 1800s, women would take burlap feed bags, which were too rough a fabric to make into clothing or quilts, and use them as backing for rugs. Unable to afford the beautiful imported rugs from Europe, they would use rags to hand hook their own rugs. The rugs helped make their homes comfortable and warm.

Making rugs became a popular hobby in the 1940s and the craft is seeing a come back with the primitive wool penny rugs you can make today.

Today’s pattern and instructions are for making a burlap rug with rug yarn. I believe this Minerva Hooked Rug pattern and instruction was originally a kit. I found it without the kit and picked it up because of the pictures of the old rug hooking tools, the pattern and information about rug hooking.

Vintage Crafts and More Martha Washington Rug Hooking Pattern

This Martha Washington Rug Pattern is floral and the finished size is 30 x 60 inches. It uses traditional colors of rose, tan and green. You’ll need to enlarge and transfer the pattern onto burlap or whatever material you’ll be using. This article, Selecting and Transferring Your Pattern, from Rug Hooking 101 explains how to use tulle to transfer your pattern.

Most of us are familiar with the latch hook rug kits from the 70s you can still find and purchase unmade today. My favorite was a landscape of a sunset on the beach with the golden yellows and browns of the era.

I’ve found a couple YouTube videos that explain rug hooking. There does seem to be a lot of information about rug hooking on the internet, but not as much as you’d find for crochet or knitting.

Here is a great 9 minute basic tutorial by Gene Shepherd Rug Hooking.

This video is a hands-on how to Part 2: Rug Hooking with Yarn by Susie Stephenson. It’s 20 minutes long, but has some great information on basic rug hooking.

I hope this post helps you decide if you’d like to pursue making your own rug or not. I know when I was researching to write this post, I found that rug hooking may not be as hard as I thought and the designs you could do are endless. I might give it a try.

Here’s the pattern in PDF file format:

Rug Hooking Pattern and Info PDF

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Enjoy!