Oak and Acorns: Color Planning this rughooking pattern

November 21, 2012 3 comments | Updated March 7, 2022

Written by Cindi Gay

Color planning for rughooking pattern, Oak and Acorns

I introduced this pattern this fall. Since then I’ve color planned it several times. As with anything you do often, you begin to see patterns. I decided to share the method I am using to color plan this pattern with you.

You will need three pieces (3″ x 36″) of eight different wools. Organize them roughly in color order. Here are the ones I am using for this color plan:

The customer asked for brown, beige, green, gold with accents of teal.
I will be adding my favorite teal, B11, as the beauty line and veins. The background is a brown texture and the border will be a slighly darker brown texture.

Oak and Acorn rughooking pattern color planning

When you are ready to hook, arrange the wools for each leaf:

Now you just have to figure how you will use each of the wools in each leaf. I wrote a post to get you started with ideas.

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Update: This method was used to hook this rug. The wools were different.

Oak and Acorns, hooked by Karen Buchheit, available at cindigay.com
Oak and Acorns, hooked by Karen Buchheit, Louisville, KY

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