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Because sometimes going outside and standing in grass is too much of an effort, make you own patch-o'-faux-grass rug that you can stand on right in your own living room! No watering, trimming, or shagging; its the best of both worlds! See how I crochet this awesome little patch!

Note: Absolutely no grass was harmed in the making of this instructable.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

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For this project, you'll need:

Yarn in varying shades of green (this makes it look more like grass. I used 5 balls/skeins of yarn, in 3 different colors. Also, I used the cheaper acrylic yarn rather than a wool blend)

Size US 14 crochet hook

Some down time ( a completed 16 inch squared patch-o'-grass took me 4 hours, minus yarn detangling time. If you are very ambitious and want to make a huge rug, I recommend working in smaller squares and then stitching them together)

 
TLewis51881 month ago

Hi there, I have started a rug, have watched the video many times so I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right, but the loops come loose as well as the corresponding yarn on the back side. I'm pulling the loops as shown. Am I missing something?

I LOVE this! Excuse my ignorance, but I googled the size of the hook needed and it looked way smaller than what you are using. Is there another name for it? A letter, perhaps? Or should I just guess and find a massive hook that looks roughly the same size?

shema19991 year ago
I actually LOVE it with the loops still intact, too!
MrsBleezzy1 year ago
This was very helpful, thanks. These little rugs are very popular right now in every store, in every color of the rainbow. I have even seen it in a large 5'x8' Thank you again.
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Awesome!

ploogle1 year ago

Awesome! I'm going to try making a larger version of this. To clarify: a 16x16" square took 5 skeins? What was the length of each skein?

amalkhan (author)  ploogle1 year ago
it took approximately half of 5 different skeins. so about 150 yards of each.
Excellent, thanks! That puts a 5x3' rug within my budget.
BigRed19731 year ago

You have inspired me!! Time to learn how to crochet! And I love the mix of color.....

bergerab1 year ago

So cool! I've never seen DIY rugs. I love the grass theme too!

Nice color combo -- looks very realistic!

After watching your two videos, I think I might actually get the idea of how to do simple crochet which I've tried to learn many times but books never taught me in a way I could understand. Actually watching someone do it, especially w/ such a large hook made it so easy to see what's going on. Thanks so much! I might embark on a larger rug as I have so many skeins/balls/leftovers of yarn I didn't know what to do with and the idea of doing it in squares is a great idea! Not so overwhelming as trying to lay out a 5 x 7 rug! Really helpful and pretty. Wild Whippet Woman

amalkhan (author)  WildWhippetWoman1 year ago

Yeay! Thanks. If you do end up making one, I'd love to see it!

This is awesome! It looks so soft and I love that huge crochet hook!