Knitted Rug Base

Thanks for having this place to come to.:cheering: :cheering:

I am a seasoned knitter, however have a new idea.
Am going to knit a granny patch rug, diff.colors, about 3’ x 5’ or 4’ x 6’.

Was trying to figure out how to put it on a durable base:

  1. use nylon thread and secure every 1" or so to a latchhook canvas base? (making it durable and washable)

  2. glue to the base?

  3. something with a rubber mat base?

what would YOU do?

Much thanks for helping me out here :slight_smile:

I’ve done the latchhook canvas bit, but never found that the stitches needed to be as close as an inch. Whatever works.

One consideration would have to be that you don’t want it slippery on the floor. I would think the latchhook canvas base might be too slippery on the floor.

I’d consider something like a rubberized material.

When I was given a crocheted rag rug as a gift, I went to Home Depot to find something to put under it to keep it from slipping on linoleum. I found rubberized sheeting that is sold everywhere as shelf lining for kitchen cupboards. HD had 3 different weights of it one advertised as rug no slip sheeting. I have been using it for the rug in my kitchen and in my bathroom. It works pretty well and would keep your rug from coming in contact with the floor directly. I don’t know if it would hold up to being stitched to the rug or not.

thanks for the great ideas…I might try a “sample swatch” with glue to the HD rubber base first. :woot: