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Hook rug yarn cutter
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Jul 1, 2012 23:17:25   #
I have a lot of rug/craft yarn. want to find a cutter that will cut the yarn the size need to 'hook a rug'. any suggestions (already tried e-bay)
Jul 2, 2012 00:14:21   #
I don't know if you can purchase anything like that. But I used to wind the yarn around the correct width of a piece of cardboard, 1 1/2 inches maybe, and than cut one side.
This made the strings 3 inches.
Jul 2, 2012 01:50:09   #
Reynoldsmom wrote:
I have a lot of rug/craft yarn. want to find a cutter that will cut the yarn the size need to 'hook a rug'. any suggestions (already tried e-bay)

What I found, in one of the crafts stores, is not a cutter per se, but an adjustable gauge, that is wrapped and then[the wraps] are cut w./ scissors (can be used for tassels).
It is sturdy pink plastic. Namebrand--escapes me a the moment.
Jul 2, 2012 02:49:29   #
I think I have something that cuts the yarn the right length. I am at work right now and will let you know after I get home (and maybe after I sleep).

Did you look for "latch hook yarn cutter"? That phrase on google brought up a lot of options and a picture of the one I think I have.
Jul 2, 2012 03:11:09   #
kiwiannie (a regular here)
I use a cassette cover of my old music tapes,and cut the yarn at the top and bottom.
Jul 2, 2012 03:49:32   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
This is the one I bought eons ago to use up scraps of yarn. (And I paid loads more than the ten-cents written on the one in this photo - swiped from That was before I learned better ways to save/use them. I still have partially made latch-hook rug ... I think it's a yard-square with only about five inches done in the center.

If you google imra wool cutter, you'll find sellers of it.
yarn cutter for latch-hooking

Jul 2, 2012 08:14:35   #
I do have one, it's like the one in the picture Jessica-Jean posted. It has a box but no instructions. Let me know if you'd like it - we can work something out. If not, no big deal, and you might even be able to find one closer to you.

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