Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking

Country Life

Country Life
Item# countrylife

Product Description

Growing up and living the majority of my life in the country has influenced my life and what I design. I feel blessed with the views of lush foliage, pastoral landscapes and slower lifestyle. Here are designs that reflect my past and present views.

Checkerboard Piggy
In honor of the year of the Pig here is Checkeboard Piggy. Pigs are so darn cute it's hard not to love them. For color planning I suggest choosing five colors for the border or use your stash for hit or miss. I dyed a special piece of wool for my pigs called Mrs. Piggy. Not too pinky or peachy and light enough. Whatever, your approach this will be a fun rug to hook.

If you are alternating squares with 2 colors I suggest 3/4 of Mrs. Piggy for # 6 cuts and above. If you are just outlining the squares and using 1 color, then order 1.5 yards of Mrs. Piggy.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 37.5 x 23.25
Vintage Pumpkin Love
I have combined 2 of my favorite things, Vintage trucks and Pumpkins! You can have so much fun hooking this rug and play with a variety of oranges in the pumpkins. It's rather large( 48 x 30) but can be done in larger cuts.

Pattern on Linen

Size 48 in. x 30 in.
Grampa's Tractor
The first tractor my grandfather purchases was a 1936 Fordson manufactured by Ford in England & Ireland. The name switched to Ford in 1939. This tractor is still in my family. The tractor made the life of a farmer a little easier. Still a hard life and now more efficient. Although I don't own any I enjoy seeing vintage vehicles of all kinds.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 36 in x 24 in.
Mrs. Piggy Dreams of Ferris Wheels
I had an idea for a checkerboard pig, then i got carried away ( or should I say had fun) with the border. So, I did another version with a simpler border for Checkerboard Piggy. The border will take some thought and I suggest a Hexad Color Harmony ( 3 sets of Compliments ) to give you some play with color. It would look amazing to outline everything. Use Mrs. Piggy wool for Mrs. Piggy and either medium Yellow Green 3 ( Granny Smith) or Spring Green 4 ( Spring Green) for the background.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 40 in. x 27.75 in.

Vintage Flower Power
I love Vintage Trucks and here I have filled my version with a butterfly bush, vines, flowers and butterflies. This design is representative of my idea of a lovely outing to the nursery in a cool truck! You could hook this in a primitive or traditional style or go fun and funky with textures in the flowers.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 48 in. x 30 in.
A Murder of Crows
A group of crows is called a "murder", hence the name. I find it fascinating to watch the birds in my backyard and especially crows. You can have a lot of fun with this rug! The border would be a great place to use up worms from your stash. I've dyed a piece just for the crows in this rug called "Just Crowing". Look in Hand Dyed Wool/Dark/Just Crowing.

Pattern on Linen

Size 46 x 34
Birdhouse Blues
A paradise for birds with glorious abundant sunflowers, berries, a beautiful water fountain for bathing and playing in with music to soothe the babies in their flower nests. Pattern on Linen FPBD2004140 Size:33in. x 39in.

Hooked by Diane Tanerillo
Sunrise Rooster
This strutting vibrant creature will greet you each morning with sunshine. Rug Hooking Magazine March/April/May 2005 - Pattern Makers - Pattern on Linen #FPBD2004139 Size: 27in. x 29in.
Spring Mischief
This mischievous goat has chosen a colorful tulip for a delectable new treat after a dull winter. Have fun using multiple fibers or traditional. As seen in Rug Hooking Magazine Mar/Apr/May 2016.

Pattern on linen.

Size: 24 in. x 22in.
Vintage Ride
A Vintage Truck with it's faithful side kick waiting patiently. This is a great choice for the guy in your life. I personally love vintage trucks and would love one in butter yellow.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 48 in. x 24 in.
Believe! A Farm Christmas
This sweet Victorian building was and still is on the farm where I grew up. It has had many uses over the years; a chicken coop, a storage building and playhouse by us among all the farm storage. Recently it has been home to a holstein calf who grew up to be a big boy who will gently slather your face with his big tongue if you let him, a few Jersey calves with their decadently long lashes and baby pigs all watched over by a pair of dogs.

My Christmas Card 2010.

pattern on Linen

Size: 15 in. x 22 in.