We've rounded up 25 of the top rug making kits for beginners so that you can learn a new craft. If you fancy learning how to make a rag rug check out our tutorial for more tips!


Who doesn't love a rug, it can really bring a room together, keep you cosy and brighten up any home. We've pulled together a list of our favourite kits from trusted retailers. These rug making kits are fabulous for beginners so they make a wonderful gift for anyone looking to try a new craft, or for yourself as a new hobby. Once you've got the hang of it, you'll whip up a rug in no time, and you can either keep it as a special addition to your own home or give it to a loved one as a special handmade gift (we all love a handmade gift).

Once you've got the hang of it you can try creating your own designs too with any leftover yarns! Take a look at our in-depth guide on how to make a latch hook rug. We also have this fab guide on rug hooking tips, where you'll find top tips from the experts.

If you're looking for more home decor tutorials try this, how to make a macrame plant hanger to add a modern touch to your home, or the tassel wall hanging.

What's the difference between latch hook and rag rugging?

Latch hook and rag rugging are very similar techniques as both use the same tool. The only difference is that rag rugging is considered a more modern form of latch hook because it uses fabric instead of yarn! Rag rugging kits will include strips of fabric whereas latch hook kits will include bundles of small pieces of pre-cut yarn.

If you want to find out more about latch hook rugging, check out our latch hook rug kits article.

25 of the best rug making kits for beginners

  • Rug making kit - cat design
  • Home rug making kit for adults
  • Bear rug making kit
  • Cute cats rug making kit for adults
  • Ragged Life's rug making kit 
  • Craft Yourself Silly's dolly mixture rag rugging kit
  • Ragged Life's rag rugging kit for kids
  • Proggy's baby penguin rag rugging kit
  • Padded chair cover rag rugging kit
  • Abstract flower kit
  • WonderArt's rug making kit
  • The Happy Cross Stitcher's cushion kit
  • Hobbycraft flamingo rug making kit
  • Roya Knot's 3D rainbow rug making kit
  • Blue Mandala rug making kit
  • Cute dog rug making kit
  • Leaf rug making kit

Best rug making kits and supplies for beginners

1. Rug making kits - cat

rug making kits - cats

These adorable rug making kits will have any cat lover swooning! This is one of the easiest and most therapeutic ways to create a rug. The kit contains all you'll need to complete this sweet rug, including mesh canvas, drawing accessories, colour cards, and pre-cut yarn. This rug would make an excellent gift for someone special, or you could place it outside of your bedroom or in the entrance hall or porch. There are a few designs to choose from including a red truck, perfect for your little one's bedroom or an anchor, which would work well in those seaside themed bathrooms.

2. Home rug making kits for adults

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Welcome friends and family (including those of the furry variety) into your home with these cute rug making kits for adults. In the kit, you'll find everything you need to create this rug, including an easy-to-follow chart that will show you exactly how to create this rug. Once you're finished watch out for your pets who will love snuggling up on this cute rug, it may not be yours for long! It would also make a wonderful gift for anyone mad about dogs.

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3. Bear rug making kit

rug making kit - bear

To the moon and stars! We think this bear is super cute and would look lovely in any child's bedroom, adding that touch of whimsy and magic they love! There are several designs to choose from including a sweet puppy and bright sunshine, so whatever your little one is into, you'll be able to create something special. The kits contain all you need to create these lovely little rugs, they make wonderful birthday gifts or as a special present for expectant parents.

4. Cute cats rug making kits for adults


These cosy and sweet rug making kits are purrfect for cat lovers! Impress your friends and family with your own homemade rug. This lovely project will be so therapeutic to do, as the technique is very easy. If you're coming home from a long day, this might just be the project to tackle whilst you put your feet up! The kit includes all you need to create this fab rug, it even includes illustrated instructions making this project extra easy to follow.

5. Ragged Life’s rag rugging kit for beginners

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Elspeth from Ragged Life is the queen of rag rugging. She's even created this fab free tutorial for you to follow once you've got the hang of rag rugging. Her introductory kit is designed for complete beginners and will set you on your rag rugging path.

6. Rag Art Studio’s rag rug cushion kit

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All your rug making supplies are covered with RagArtStudios small rag rug cushion kit. Its size means even if you're a complete newbie you can still finish this project in an evening.

7. The Bee The Bear’s rug rugging kit

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TheBeeTheBear's cute lemon hanging is perfect for beginners. It comes beautifully packaged and enables you to create a rag rug lemon that you can hang in your kitchen for all to see. This rag rugging kit would also make a great birthday or Christmas present for a crafty friend.

8. Heart wreath rag rugging kit

rag rugging kits

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PacecraftCreations's rag rugging kit is the ideal one for those of you wanting to bring a little Valentines day romance into your life. Select your primary colour (there's loads of beautiful options including rainbow, golds and pastels) then choose your finishing colour and you can get rug ragging straight away.

9. Wool Junction’s rag rugging kit

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WoolJunction's rag rugging kit comes with everything you need to make your own little sheep design. Use their earthy fabrics to create your own circular rug.

10. Makings rag rugging kit

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Rug making kits for adults don't come more traditional than this set from by Makings. This kit would make a great present for anyone wanting to explore the art of rag rugging.

11. Craft Yourself Silly's dolly mixture rag rugging kit

rag rug making kits

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CraftYourselfSilly have three different versions of their dolly mixture rag rugging kit and they're all equally as colourful! Choose from a square, heart or circular design and start rag rugging your own rainbow.

12. Ragged Life's rag rugging kit for kids

rag rugging kits for kids

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Get the little ones involved in rag rugging with Ragged Life's kit for kids. They'll be able to learn all the rag rugging techniques and be able to create their own friendly monster face.

13. Proggy's baby penguin rag rugging kit

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Who doesn't want a baby penguin in their life? This adorable penguin rug kit is super simple to make and comes with a tool, instructions and templates. It's suitable for both kids and adults - all there's left is to name him!

14. Summer wreath rag rugging kit


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Give your chairs a groovy makeover with this rag rugging kit by Chairman Crafts. It's designed for beginners and includes everything you need to upcycle your old furniture! If you're after more upcycle crafts then check out our section here on Gathered.

15. Abstract flower rug making kit


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This beautiful rug making kit comes with everything you need including the vibrant yarns that you'll need to make this colour explosion of lovely flowers.

16. Coco Blue Fabric's rug making kit

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Coco Blue Fabrics has all the rug-making supplies a crafter could want. We especially love this rainbow kit which has tassels hanging off! This beautiful kit would be perfect for anyone new to rug making and who wants to give it a try. Why not make it yourself and give to someone special, or gift them the kit to get them started.

17. Cupcakecutie1′s rug making kit

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Cupcakecutie1's kit on Etsy is a great one if you want to be creative and try out your own patterns. The kit comes with the tool, rug canvas 50cm square and a rug pile gauge but no pattern or fabric. Why not use your own spare yarns or old clothing to create a masterpiece?

18. WonderArt’s rug making kit

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There's nothing sweeter than WonderArt's rug making supplies and kits. Make this tasty cupcake using their affordable bundle. If you fancy giving punch needle a go check out our punch needle kits round-up.

19. The Happy Cross Stitcher’s cushion kit

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We absolutely love this colourful rug making kit by The Happy Cross Stitcher. It's a colour explosion and comes with everything you need to make it neatly wrapped inside the box.

20. Hobbycraft flamingo rug making kit

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Hooking up these rather fabulous flamingoes with Hobbycraft's rug making kit for beginners. It comes with yarns, canvas Aida, hook tool and instructions making it a bargain for £12! Use your complete piece as a wall hanging or turn it into a tropical pillow.

21. 3D rainbow rug making kit

Rainbow latch hook kits

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You can never have too many rainbows! We love this 3D rainbow rug making kit. How cute would this look turned into a pillow?

22. Blue Mandala rug making kit

rug making kit - blue

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We absolutely adore this gorgeous rug pattern, and it would look fabulous in any home, if you don't believe us, check out the reviews! Crafters are raving about this lovely pattern. You'll find everything you need in the kit along with helpful tips and tricks to get you started.

23. Cute dog rug making kit

rug making kit - dog

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How can you not love this cute character? Make this cool guy into your very own rug with this kit. It contains everything you'll need, and you'll have this fabulous addition to your home in no time.

24. Leaf rug making kit

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This wonderfully modern rug would add a touch of light to anyone's home. If you know or are yourself a plant lover then this rug will fit right in with your decor. Suitable for beginners, this kit contains all the equipment you'll need to finish this project.


We hope you've enjoyed our rug making kits for beginners round up. If you have a go at making any of these kits tag us in a photo on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We've got loads of craft suggestions which you can find in our craft subscription box round-up and our free daily craft patterns collection. If you're looking for more DIY projects, we have plenty of those too! Try making the macrame wall hanging, or the macrame pot hangers for a lovely modern piece of decor. If you want to make a gift for a friend try these gorgeous diy tassel earrings, or the how to make beeswax wraps.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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