Here's what I used to make it:
- Blank latch hook canvas (purchased at a local craft store for 10 bucks and cut down to the desired size)
- Permanent marker(s)
- Latch Hook
- clear thread
- Wool 0r Acrylic Yarn of need colors cut down to lengths of 2"
- Cardboard for rolling and cutting yarn
- Rubber cement
- Scotch guard
So to start I drew out on my design onto the canvas using black and red sharpies. Make sure you put it down on a white surface that you can clean. I used my tile floor and cleaned it off with that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (that thing works wonders). Also leave about an inch boarder from each side to fold under later.
If you are not artistic you could use the grid method to transfer you design.
Now to the latch hooking.
Here's a video on how to do it. I had to have someone show me how to do it. I couldn't figure it out with just the picture directions. So if you need a visual demonstration here you are.
Repeat, A LOT.
Here's a gif of my progress:
I took a picture about every day (missed a coulpe though).
When you are finished latch hooking, you want to flip it over and use the rubber cement to seal up the back as best as you can. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area.
Fold the bare canvas sides in and sew them down using thread.
Now you even out the yarn in the front using scissors.
Last, spray it with scotch guard to help protect it from getting dirty.
You should be warned that this type of rug is decorative, it will get trashed pretty easily. So treat your new custom rug with great care. If don't want to risk ruining it, you could use it as a wall hanging instead.