Pom Pom Rug - Free Tutorial

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In all the years I've been crocheting/knitting I am yet to make a pom pom rug! Of course, this DIY does not require you to crochet/knit but with having such a large yarn stash you would think I'd have made one by now. 

I never actually had a reason to make one, I always thought these rugs looked best in a nursery or children's room. Their fun and super squishy which means they are perfect for children. Now, my daughter just recently turned two years old and I realized this rug would look SUPER cute in her room. So off to Walmart I went to buy a bunch of chunky yarn. 

The best part of making these rug are that they make the perfect yarn de-stashing project. You can use pretty much any fiber, weight and even color you want. I recorded a Youtube video for you guy's as well so my visual friends have an easier time making this project as well. 

Let's get into it! 


- 5 Balls Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn ( OR however much yarn you need to make your sized rug)

- Non-Skid Rug Pad cut into the shape/size you are wanting your rug to be. 

- Clover Pom Pom Makers

- Any size Crochet Hook

- Scissors

- Hot Glue Gun


How To: 

Step 1 - Cut your Non-Skid Rug Pad. Feel free to cut the pad into fun shapes like a circle or heart and have some fun with it! 

Step 2 - Using your Clover Pom Pom Makers, make as many pom's as you need to fill up your rug pad. I made a total of 39 pom's. 6 pink, 15 grey, and 18 white. (For a tutorial on how to use the Clover Pom Maker skip to 11:20 on the Youtube Tutorial for this DIY)

Step 3 - Using a crochet hook, pull the tied ends of your pom through the rug pad. You will want to tie it around one bar of a squared space. Space the pom's out to your liking. Remember the farther apart the pom's are from each other leaves a greater chance of the rug pad peeking through when you are finished. 

Step 4 - Once you have all your pom's attached to the rug pad, use your hot glue gun and glue done the knots on the back of each pom. This will help the pom's from coming undone. 

Step 5 - (Optional) Cut the long ends of the pom's off. And your'e done!