If you’ve ever wanted to weave a rug, you should try to weave a hula hoop rug. It is a great project for kids and adults! I designed the Woven Hula Hoop Rug pattern a few years ago for Mollie Makes and the pattern is now available in my shop. I’m so excited to revisit this fun project!
The pattern includes detailed step-by-step photo instructions, accompanied by straightforward descriptions of each step.
This would be a fun summer project to do with your kids. It is something they can work on over time and it’s a perfect project for when you all need a little quiet time in the afternoon.
I love how creative you can be with this pattern and it makes a full-sized floor rug. You just need a hula hoop and your favorite materials.
:: 150 yards of t-shirt yarn color A
:: 75 yards of t-shirt yarn colors B, C, D, and E
:: 91 cm (36″) hula hoop (the finished rug will measure 30″ across)
Need t-shirt yarn? Try here.
Need a hula hoop? Try here.
I used t-shirt yarn, but you can use fabric remnants, denim strips, super bulky yarn, finger knitting and more. You could even make your own yarn using old t-shirts. There are so many possibilities! I love playing with color and different weaving techniques. Every rug you make is going to be so unique.
The pattern makes a full-sized floor rug. It’s a fun addition to your powder room, office or a child’s bedroom – or anywhere that needs a fun pop of color!
If you love this rug, Another fun variation on this pattern is the Woven Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug. Use up all of your leftover yarn scraps from your knitting and crochet projects and make a super colorful woven rug. Kids love this version too because it’s two projects in one. Go back and forth between finger knitting and weaving until you have your own woven masterpiece.
I hope you’ll weave a hula hoop rug and share it with me on Instagram! Tag all of your Flax & Twine projects using the hashtag #flaxandtwinemakers.
Merel Kennedy says
Your projects are beautiful! I love this one (and the little crocheted fruit) but I especially love the idea of making this with old tshirts. Got plenty of those. I might even try dyeing some of them to get a more interesting color palette.
Thanks so much, Merel! I’m so glad you like the fun things I make. I love the idea of dying the t-shirt yarn! Enjoy!!
Manasee Shah says
Hello. I have the pattern but am having trouble figuring out the first few steps. Don’t you need 20 strands to make 10 warp loops? That would result in 20 spokes? Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you!
Hi Manasee,so sorry I missed this comment. If you have 10 loops stretched across, it makes 20 spokes from the middle. Each end of the loop becomes a spoke!