Make your unique Hooked Rag Rugs

If you are the kind of person who likes making different kinds of crafts, then there is nothing better than making a hooked rag rug at home. Hooked rag rugs are a part of interior of many homes. They add color and brightness to a room and attract the attention of every eye.

This is an age old art which began very early and since then the art has evolved and has been taken up as a hobby by many people. These rugs are durable and can be easily washed in the washing machine.

If you make a hooked rag rug at home, it gives you the benefit of selecting personalized design and the colors. This is also the best way to become environment friendly by recycling old clothes or out of fashion clothes. Hand made rag rugs are also a wonderful gift to give to someone.

Incase you do not have ready material at home to make a rag rug, you can visit a second hand shop and buy material which will turn out to be economical. Try to wash all the fabric that you are using at the same temperature before you begin so that you are sure that the colors do not run otherwise one wash may ruin all the hard work that you had put in. Some fabrics also have the tendency to shrink so the wash will also do this. Also try to use one kind of fabric in one rug or else the rug will turn out to be uneven and patchy.

Before you begin, you need to know the basic method to hook. If you are a little familiar with crochet, you will not have any problem. Let us look at a simple method of making a hand hooked rag rug.

Hooked Rag Rug Instructions

Materials required

  • Tapestry Canvas that has 3 holes per inch
  • Cotton cloth strips – ½ inch wide
  • Rug Hook
  • Strong glue



  • Take the rug hook and push it through the first hole of the canvas, make a loop of the fabric and pull the hooked fabric through the hole.
  • Now all you have to do is repeat this process. Leave one hole and push the rag hook into the next hole. This is to avoid cluttering.
  • This process has to be repeated till your rug is complete.
  • Stick all the extra ends of the fabric at the wrong side of the rug with strong glue. If you like, you can stitch them.
  • If you want a more finished look, buy rug backing and sew it on the wrong side of the ready rag rug.
  • Your rag rug is now ready to use.

No two rugs can be same. Get innovative with colors and fabrics and make your own unique rag rug.

For Urgent Assistance :

Arts In India

Textile In India

Handicrafts In India
Craft From States
Sculpture In India

Jewelry From India

Gift Ideas In India

Accessories In India



Explore the colors and images of incredible India at this rare online gallery of Indian Paintings, consisting magnificent Madhubani paintings, mysterious Warli paintings, Patachitras, Tribal Paintings, Thangka Paintings and also contemporary Indian art paintings.