How to Make a Braided Rug With Yarn

Making a braided rug with yarn is not as difficult as it may seem. With a little patience and some help from YouTube, you can easily create a beautiful and unique rug for your home. Here are the supplies you will need: yarn, scissors, and a ruler or measuring tape.

You will also need something to braid the rug with, such as an old t-shirt or strips of fabric. The first step is to measure how much yarn you will need. For this project, you will need about 3 yards of yarn for every 1 foot of rug.

So, if you want a 3-foot x 5-foot rug, you will need 45 yards of yarn. Once you have your supplies gathered, watch a few videos on how to braid rugs so that you are familiar with the process.

  • Choose the type of yarn you would like to use for your braided rug
  • Consider the thickness, color, and material of the yarn when making your selection
  • Gather three equal lengths of yarn and tie them together at one end
  • Braid the three strands of yarn together until you reach the other end
  • Tie the Braided Rug Yarn securely at the other end using a knot or by weaving in the ends
  • Begin coiling your braid into a circle, starting from the outside and working your way inwards until you have reached the center of your coil
  • Once you have reached the center, continue coiling your braid around itself to create a thicker, more sturdy base for your rug
  • Securely tie off or weave in all loose ends before trimming any excess yarn
How to Make a Braided Rug With Yarn

How Do I Make a Braided Rug With Yarn

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to make a braided rug with yarn: You will need the following supplies: scissors, 3 different colors of worsted-weight yarn (each color should be at least 60 yards long), and something to use as a base for your rug (a piece of cardboard or fabric). You will also need an empty toilet paper roll.

1. Make a slip knot about 6 inches from the end of one piece of yarn, and put it over the toilet paper roll. Wrap the yarn around the roll until you have wrapped it around 20 times.

2. Cut another piece of yarn that is twice as long as the first piece, and tie it around the center of the toilet paper roll, making sure to leave enough slack so that you can easily pull on both ends of the second piece of yarn.

3. Take one end of the second piece of yarn and thread it through all 20 loops on the toilet paper roll (you may need to loosen some of the loops first). Once you have threaded it through all 20 loops, tie a knot at the end to secure everything in place.

4. Cut all 20 strands of yarn so that they are equal in length (I usually cut them to be about 24 inches long).

5. To start braiding, take three strands of yarn and hold them together side by side (it doesn’t matter which order you put them in). Cross the strand on the far left over the middle strand, then cross the strand on the far right over the new middle strand. Now take the new far-left strand and cross it over the new middle strand, then take the new far-right strand and cross it over the new middle strand. Continue braiding until you reach the end of the strands, then tie a knot to secure the toge there.

6 Repeat steps 5-7 with each group of three strands until you have braided all of the strands into one long braid. When you reach the end of the rug, tie all of the strands into a big knot to secure the more there.

No Sew Braided Rug


This blog post walks readers through the process of braiding a rug out of yarn. It starts by explaining what materials you will need, including yarn, scissors, and a ruler. Next, it gives step-by-step instructions for measuring and cutting the yarn into strips, as well as how to braid those strips together.

Finally, it offers some tips on how to keep your rug looking its best.