How to Calculate Wool for a Rug

A. Find the square inches of your rug
B. Multiply by the size of your cutter head.
C. Divide by 2052 (the square inches in a yard)

Find the square inches in the rug you are going to hook (width x height).
If your pattern is 24” x 36” you have 864 square inches.
24 x 36 = 864

If you are using a #3 or #4 size cutter head you need four times the area to be covered.

Using the above size rug as an example multiply 864 x 4, which equals 3456 square inches. There are 2052 square inches in a yard of rug wool, so divide 3456 by 2052 and you will need approximately 1 5/8 yards of wool.

If you are using a #5 size cutter head you need five times the area to be covered. Using the same example, multiply 864 times 5 (4320) and divide by 2052. You will need approximately 2 1/8 yards of wool.


Remember-everyone hooks differently, this is only a guideline.