HOW TO MAKE A SHAGGY RUG
If you would like to make your own door mat or living room carpet, you have come to the right place. We have taken the hassle out of this simple diy project with these easy basic steps!
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HOW TO MAKE A SHAGGY RUG/CARPET :
1.Comb (Or any other item that you can wind your thread on)
2. Knitting or crochet yarn/thread (any yarn colour you like)
4.Latch hook needle OR Crotchet needle
METHOD: (each instruction number corresponds to the photo!)
1.Shows the latch needles- comes in different gauges- choose one that is suitable for the thickness of thread you are using.
2.Wind the thread on a comb (Do not make it too tight or too loose).
3.Slide the threads off the comb and cut on one side only.
4.Lay threads down, ready to be used to attach to the mat/burlap/anti slip mat etc.
HOW TO MAKE THE SHAGGY RUG/CARPET/DOOR MAT;
5. Draw the pattern on your piece of burlap/mat etc
6. Insert the crotchet needle in the burlap, and bring up again.
7. Fold 1-4 (or more if you like) of the cut threads to create a hoop.
8. Attach the hook to the knitting needle. Hold tight (create a tension so that the thread does not come undone).
9)Turn the needle round (so that it faces the burlap to avoid pulling any unwanted strings).
10. Pull the needle (and thread) through.
11.Make sure you do not pull the thread all the way through! you need it to be halfway in/out (look at picture 11).
12. Now insert the loose ends into the hoop.
13. Pull the loose ends tight to secure the thread into the burlap.
14. How it would look at at the opposite side. Continue attaching the threads until the whole burlap is filled up!
15. Example of a finished shaggy mat.
16.Shaggy mat created by using different thickness threads.
1.You can use more than one colour knitting and crochet thread or yarns as well as different thickness.
2. You can make the threads size bigger or smaller to create different pile length, alternatively, you can also alter the lengths to create small door mats to large lounge room carpets as well as hallway runner.
3) The amount of thread needed will depend on how fluffy or plumped up you want the mat to feel as well as the area being worked on.