I never tried hooking or braiding rugs, but I have crocheted rugs. You use cloth strips that are sewn together. It takes strong hands as the cloth strips can be difficult to work with when stitching. The results are worth the effort, they are as beautiful and functional as braided rugs. You can make round, oval, square, simple single crochet or use a granny square pattern.
The color schemes are up to you and can match any decorating ideas.
One thing about crocheting is that it is versatile. You can make so many things with the cloth instead of yarn. Fruit baskets, placemats, hot plates, seat cushions, the list is endless.
Just let your mind and stiches create the shapes you want.