Locker Hook

Another new project in the works. Did I really need that?
These are a great way to use of scraps of fabric, old sheets, curtains, etc. It helps that my Mom gives me so many scraps!
Cut strips of roughly 1 1/4" any length. Sew them together with a zig zag end to end. Until you have one big ball. I like to do them random. You can make patterns, but I like the scrappy look.
You need locker hook canvas, regular latch hook rug canvas won't work as well, the holes are too big. You also need a locker hook and cotton yarn.


And start hooking! These are so relaxing to do. I have made one large rug and it was a little more difficult. It got heavy and bulky to work on and my shoulders started to hurt, so now I am doing table runners. I may even throw in some coasters and who knows what else?





Comments

Tami said…
Love it....would love to make a rug!!
Bren said…
I LOVE locker hooking!! It is so relaxing. I don't sew my strips together though, and I usually cut no more than an inch wide. What size canvas are you using? Anyway, have fun!
Hugs, Bren
Oh, looks like fun!! Love the colors you are using. Guess I will have to see where I can buy a locker hook!!!
Kay said…
Very pretty....just spent the last two hours reading about locker hooking and of course I had to buy the supplies as well.....thanks for the inspiration, I think!
Jenny said…
I love this! I can actually do this. I have a rug mostly done...I need to get it out and finish it! Thanks for the reminder. Can you tell I'm all exited? ha! I like the idea of rolling up the fabric. I didn't learn that but I think it would be a lot easier. Cool, cool!
OOh! That is going to turn out great! I knew someone who created those strips and then crochet rugs.....
Laurie said…
What a great idea! And a great way to use leftover scraps that are too small for ! I'll be trying this one, how practical, thanks for sharing.
Grandma Nina said…
Cathy, What a great idea. I know, just what I need is another project, but I should learn how to do this. I have so many scraps from quilting. I have cut strips like this and then knit a little bag from them. It turned out cute, too.