This pattern appears in Rug Hooking Magazine December issue 2003 as a free pattern. I offer the pattern here for those rug hookers who would rather have a professionally drawn (guaranteed straight) pattern. I used some special techniques that are described in the magazine. I was limited to only using as is wool. That was a real challenge for me. With the right wool you can hook anything. Using only as-is wool was a handicap.
The amount of wool you will need for this rug hooking pattern:
Please note that these quantities may not be fully tested. If you hooked this rug and know the quantities you used, please let me know how your quantities compare, even if they match.
*One yard of wool = 16 strips, 1/4 yard = 4 strips.
See How to Rip New Wool (off the bolt) for Dyeing for instruction on how to segment your wool.
Santa’s Coat & Hat: 1, some darker strips for arm, leg definition
Trim on coat: 1
Hair: 1 (I used a piece of natural and grey and hooked them together)
Background: 8 or 1/2 yard, possibly a bit more
This pattern appears in Rug Hooking Magazine December issue 2003 as a free pattern. I offer the pattern here for those rug hookers who would rather have a professionally drawn (guaranteed straight) pattern.
This is the original. I designed this pattern for Pat Mensing. Here is her version of this rug hooking pattern. I love the block border around the outside border. It’s a great way to add interest and to use up those scraps.
I thought you might like to see my finished (finally) version of your Santa Rug from Rug Hooking Magazine 2003. I really enjoyed making it. I love your designs and may hook your “follow the leader” barn/sheep rug next.
Enjoy and hook on, Jane