# How much yarn do I need to make a pom pom rug?

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## How much yarn does it take to make a rug?

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.

## How many times do you wrap yarn to make a pom pom?

How many times you wrap the yarn around your fingers will depend on how big you want the pompom to be:

1. If you are using two fingers, wrap the yarn 100 to 125 times.
2. If you are using three fingers, wrap the yarn 125 to 150 times.
3. The more you wrap, the bigger and thicker your pompom is going to be.

## What type of yarn is best for gun tufting?

We recommend our Primary tufting cloth, which is 60% polyester, 40% cotton fabric with an open weave. It’s durable enough for all machine tufting.

## How much yarn do I need to make a tufted rug?

Generally speaking you’ll use 200g yarn per square foot (30cm x 30cm). This is for the cut pile machine (AK-1) with a pile height of approximately 12mm tall. But it’s always good to have more yarn with you as backup!

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