Grass Rug




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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

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)

Step 2: Pattern

I used 5 different lengths of yarn, which I held together and used as one chunky length. If you've never done this before, don't fret, its not much harder than just using one piece of yarn. The reason I did this was because I wanted the rug really shaggy, which would require loads of loops being made, and to shave time, I decided that chunky was the way to go.

To achieve a squared 16 inch patch:

Chain 20


20 Single Crochet (SC) [see video]

Chain 1

20 Loop Stitch [see video]

Chain 1


Repeat from "--" to "--"

Step 3: How to Single Crochet

Step 4: How to Loop Stitch

Step 5: Snip the Loops

Once your happy with the size of your patch, snip all the loops you just made with a scissor. This process was quick and cathartic.



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    14 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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?


    5 years ago

    I actually LOVE it with the loops still intact, too!


    5 years 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.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    it took approximately half of 5 different skeins. so about 150 yards of each.


    5 years ago on Introduction

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


    5 years ago

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

    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

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