Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

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Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Awenmir » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:06 am

Hi all!

Just thought I'd share a recent project I completed as a moving in present to my partner (and myself :P) as we've recently bought our first house together.

I've never given latch hooking a go before, but it was really straghtforward to pick up and the project grew really quickly (which is always nice :D ). I made the pattern using my usual cross stitch pattern making software, but then selected the wool colours from an online retailer. The colour selection is a lot more limited than DMC/Anchor threads, so making a pattern with limited colours is definitely a must and I had to compromise on a couple of colours due to limited choice.

All in all, I'm pretty chuffed with the way it's turned out, although having spent a fair amount of time making it, I'm a bit worried about it getting dirty if it's actually used as a rug! Are there any other latch-hookers (?! is there a more appropriate term XD) on here with any tips about displaying work?
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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Firehawke » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:44 am

It looks phenomenal! Congrats on finishing it...and the new house!
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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby blackmageheart » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:24 pm

If I had that, I'd feel like I was about to fight a boss every time I entered the room! I love it, and many congrats on the new home :D
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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Pyper » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:33 pm

That is fantastic!

In terms of care yes it will get a bit dirty and freyed with regular use (enforcing a no shoes policy will help). I recently washed one that my mother made about 20 years ago - gently handwashed in luke warm water with a splash of wool wash and dried flat in the shade - and it came up nice and clean. If the ends get a bit freyed you can snip them back a tiny bit to get rid of scraggly bits.
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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Awenmir » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:59 pm

Thanks for the kind words and advice :).

Wow, 20 years is impressive! Gives me hope that mine will last a while too in that case!

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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby LunaBelle1688 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:12 am

I absolutely love this!! Is there any way you would consider posting your pattern? I would love to make one for my living room.

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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Awenmir » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 am

Sure thing! You'll have to find your own wool though unless you're based in the UK?

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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby LunaBelle1688 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:31 am

Awenmir wrote:Sure thing! You'll have to find your own wool though unless you're based in the UK?

I'm based in Canada. Luckily we have oodles of wool-based supply stores.

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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby Awenmir » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:29 am

LunaBelle1688 wrote:
Awenmir wrote:Sure thing! You'll have to find your own wool though unless you're based in the UK?

I'm based in Canada. Luckily we have oodles of wool-based supply stores.


Here you go- best of luck putting your own together! :)
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Re: Legend of Zelda Latch Hook Rug

Postby LunaBelle1688 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:23 am

Awenmir wrote:
LunaBelle1688 wrote:
Awenmir wrote:Sure thing! You'll have to find your own wool though unless you're based in the UK?

I'm based in Canada. Luckily we have oodles of wool-based supply stores.


Here you go- best of luck putting your own together! :)


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