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Latch rug hooking is a technique of weaving that involves utilising a tool called a latch hook. It involves knotting strands of yarn through a fabric base. It is super easy once you get the hang of it – just think of a bigger version of a cross stitching project and you already have the concept down.
However, instead of threading a needle and sewing it onto the base, you’ll simply have to loop a piece of yarn around the crook of the latch hook and thread it under a section of the canvas. Afterwards, all that’s left to do is tug the latch hook back the same way you placed it in. The moving latch will trap the yarn and thread it over on itself, attaching it to the canvas.
Sounds difficult? Craft Club is here to make everything simpler. You can get a conveniently pre-assembled rug hooking kit from us and even view comprehensive visual guides by searching for Craft Club Co|Creative Kits on YouTube.
Shop now at Craft Club, and choose from a wide variety of kits perfect for newbies and experienced makers in the hobby.
How to make a latch hook rug?
Latch rug hooking starts with a good kit that has every tool and material you need to create lovely latch hook projects. If you buy a kit from Craft Club, you won’t have to scurry from store to store to get all the essential items as everything will be in one box. This includes the following:
Latch hook tool
An essential tool you need to start with your latch hook project is a latch hook. This tool is similar to the needle in a cross stitch kit but has a dedicated hook on its end to pull back the yarn. It also has a small hinged piece underneath for both stability and ease of use. Once you latch the hook, the hinge will open and close as you move it in and out of the canvas. Ultimately, its main purpose is to help keep the yarn from unravelling from the hook.
The canvas serves as the base of your latch hook project. It has evenly spaced holes to push the yarn through and pull it back up to produce the natural pile effect. When you purchase a latch rug hooking kit, the canvas will have a printed design, with some even matching the cross stitch flower pattern in our store. This basically serves as a guide so you know exactly where to put a specific colour. It is a bit like painting by numbers, but you’ll have an easier time undoing your mistakes as you’ll just have to unravel the yarn.
In contrast to the options you probably use for other yarn crafts, latch rug hooking yarn comes precut into lengths and is separated by colour. This yarn for latch rug hooking projects is supplied in 2 ½ inch lengths and thick enough for you to easily spot if it falls off your hand.
If you want to purchase separate spools of yarn for your projects and experiment with various yarn lengths or colours, your best choice is to get a worsted to bulky weight yarn. However, it’s hard to beat having rug hooking kits with premium, pre-cut yarn at your disposal.
What can you make with latch hooking?
You can do various projects with latch rug hooking, including wall hangings, pillow covers, and aesthetic rugs. There are numerous ways to use the latch rug hooking technique, and the textured appearance makes it terrific for hip decor. Additionally, it’s not only fun to make, but also gives that extra pop of colour your rooms could be missing.
How to latch hook?
Say you’ve got your hands on your rug making kit, and now it’s time to start on your project. Simply follow the step-by-step process for latch hooking below. Once you have mastered how to coil the first yarn through the canvas, you’ll have this weaving technique down in no time.
Take out all the materials from the kit. The kit will contain everything you need, such as the yarn, latch hook, canvas, and thorough written instructions. Be sure to check if the colours are complete and then place them nearby for immediate access.
Loop the yarn around the hook. Afterwards, loop a piece of the yarn around the crook. Keep it firmly in place by pinching it in between your fingers.
Pro tip for latch rug hooking: Start at the bottom-most left of the canvas if you’re left-handed and start at the bottom-most right of the canvas if you’re right-handed. This will usually result in a comfortable workflow.
Pass the hook through the mesh in the bottom-most part of the first square. The latch hook must pass underneath the canvas and then back to the top again. Note that the latch should also be above the line your canvas makes across your tool, and the threaded loop should be beneath this line.
Pull your hook back through the same square of the canvas. This movement of bringing the latch through will catch the yarn and prop it upright. You can also spread it over on itself and weave it into the canvas as a different method.
Continue across the row, ensuring that you pay attention to the colour divisions. Lastly, repeat the process until you fill in all the squares.
That’s all there is to it – your unique latch hook project is now completed. But as a caveat, once you get started on this hobby, latch hooking can be highly addictive. So prepare yourself with more of our latch rug hooking products or perhaps with our flowers cross stitch kit options.
Where can I buy latch rug hooking kits near me?
Do you need a little push to get started on a creative hobby? Need a bit of inspiration? Crafty kits from Craft Club will give you the kick you need. We provide you with the convenience of online shopping to get started on your craft in no time.
Craft Club’s latch rug hooking kits are simple and easy to follow. We want to make sure that beginner and expert crafters can complete our projects with utmost ease. That is why our options come with all the essentials – including in-depth instructions, pre-trimmed yarn, a durable canvas base, and a latch hook.
Get started with your very own craft kit today and reach new creative heights with us. Explore embroidery further and take a look at our modern cross stitch kits Australia line for even more fun.
One of the benefits of every Craft Club kit is that it comes with free nationwide shipping in Australia. We even back your chosen kits with a 30-day guarantee. So if you receive your package and have a change of heart, you can rest assured that you can send it back with no questions asked.
If you have any questions about latch rug hooking or cross stitching, send us an email: email@example.com, or give us a call at +61 0412 133 992.
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