Amish Knitted Rug Online Video Course


Amish Knitted Rug Online Video Course

Amish Knitted Rug Online Video Course 1About This Class

If you know how to cast on, make a knit stitch, and bind off, you can make a beautiful knitted rug! For more experienced knitters, there are variations of the rugs with stockinette stitch, short rows, and other fun techniques.

Amish women adopted rag rug techniques from popular books and knitted rugs long after the craft had gone out of favor with the “English,” or non-Amish. the Amish saw rugs as no-frills functional objects. Yet women found ways to express artistic creativity by combining colors and shapes into distinctive patterns. Amish rugs, often mistaken for crochet by non-knitters, are actually made with alternating strips of knitting and braids. Amish knitters combined sections knit with light- weight fabrics (like broadcloth from women’s blouses) with braids made from heavier cloth (such as denim from men’s work pants). Because garter ridges make a heavy, dense fabric, the thickness of the knitting was equal to the thickness of the braid, creating a sturdy rug.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 60 Minutes


Course Instructor

Donna Druchunas Donna Druchunas Author

An entrepreneur for over 15yrs, I’ve dabbled in all kinds of businesses. From self publishing, knit design, website sales, teaching, mentoring, and more. I love to see other people succeed in whatever their endeavor may be. I’ll be able to give you a jumpstart to start your business, start a hobby, website, and make you a success in the craft industry. This is my business and it supports me, my husband, three cats, living in a large farmhouse in Vermont USA.

Amish Knitted Rug Course – Video


Your online video course never expires and you can come back anytime to ask questions. This is a one time enrollment fee.



  1. just happened to be On- line when you posted this note re: this class. It stated first few could sign up free, but I am not usually that fortunate. WOW!!! I am so thrilled! Hope to use up quite a bit of my Yarn stash and our sweet Mandy dog will truly enjoy this to lounge on.

    Blessings and thank you kindly


  2. Donna takes you step by step through the techniques you need to know to make the pattern come together. She is excellent at explaining things in a clear and easy to understand way.

  3. This class gives clear, explicit instruction in making not just the Amish-Style knitted rugs, but the techniques required to produce them. She shows two types of short rows, including one I’d never seen before that is my new favorite. The seaming techniques for the rug strips are clearly demonstrated for producing a variety of effects and for different stitch types. I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot.
    Shawn Morris

  4. Wonderful class. Donna’s explanations make it so easy to do. Class gives tips knitters will use over and over.
    Teresa Y.

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