Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking

Geometrics, Orientals and Abstracts

Geometrics, Orientals and Abstracts
Item# geometrics-orientals-and-abstracts

Product Description

With a touch of pretty - Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful- William Morris

Whirling Geometric
This is one of those patterns that can be traditional, fun and funky or filled wit textures & shimmers. You could also do this as a Monochromatic in a wide range of values. A great size for a pillow, too.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 16 in. x 16 in.
Button Flower Medley
A 6 in. square was designed to showcase how hooking with velvet, silk yarn, silk ribbon and wool looked. Then I decided it would be great as a block of 4 for a mat or pillow. As I study it now I think it would be a great runner, too. I like the outside border and imagined it using the colors of your motif in a hit or miss style. It would also work with border done in black & white and create a very different look. So, lots of possibilities! You could do each block the same or mix up the same colors and use differently in each block with maybe the same color for the button for continuity.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 16 in. x 16 in.
This pattern was designed for my Color Planning Class at the Spring Has Sprung Workshop & Hook In. (see Classes for more info) for a more complex Color Harmony. This pattern has endless possibilities for fun in colors, textures and embellishments.It is a design that would work well for using up your worms. Whether you prefer Traditional Folk Art or Contemporary this pattern will do both well. What a beautiful pillow or purse this would be!

Confetti Border: To begin your confetti border, hook 1 row of your base border color all around. In the second row hook 3-6 loops of one of your colors form the center of your rug, then hook 3 -6 loops of your border color. Repeat for this second row mixing up your colors. It works best if you are consistent with the number of loops for your confetti colors and border color. For 3 rd row hook one row using border color only. For 4th row repeat the 2nd row of confetti colors. Your last row should be only your border color.

If you love pillows but don't know how to sew, my friend and amazing seamstress Pat does a beautiful job. As a seamstress myself, I can say with authority her work is beautiful. Contact her at:

Just Sew Pat Santner - patriciasantner@yahoo.com

A great sized project at 12 in. x 12 in.
Designed for teaching a class on Color Planning at the Spring Has Sprung class & Hook In ( see classes for details). This pattern has many possibilities for color play and added interest with textures in a small project. It would be fun and a good lesson to hook 2 or 3 in different color harmonies and group together. Would be a nice purse or pillow, too.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 10 in. x 10 in.
Entwined Hearts
Hearts connected by love and your color palette create a pretty sentimental heirloom or you can go fun and funky with textures and bling and still, a beautiful heirloom. There is room to add dates and names if you choose. There are endless possibilities for this design. Sort your worms into light, medium and dark, then hook from back to front with dark behind. A nice size for a wall hanging or pillow.

pattern on linen

Size: 13 x 22
Funky Leaves Melody
I have a love and fascination of trees and their leaves. Here I wanted to have fun creating a palette that let your imagination run wildly from fiber to fiber and embellishment to embellishment. Whatever color palette you choose, from traditional to primitive to riotous color this design will accommodate you and your creativity.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 57 in. x 30 in.
Funky Leaf
A fun funky leaf to hook in traditional or vibrant colors with added textures. A quick easy project, perfect for the beginner or a fast project.

Pattern on Linen Size: 8 in. x 10 in.
A wonderful pattern to use leftover worms or plan from scratch. Endless possibilities. Pattern on Linen #FPBD1212003 Size: 30in. x 40in. See Vintage II for larger size pattern.
Butterfly Sunflower
Butterflies & sunflowers dancing together on this lovely pattern. Pattern on Linen #FPBD1872009 Size: 30" x 48"
Birdie's Quilt
Birdies on a checkerboard field surrounded by giant flowers. Happiness going on here! Pattern on Linen #FPBD2006159 Size: 35in. x 23in.
Hearts In Every Corner
A geometric with the softness of hearts. It is hearts in every corner that makes the world so wonderful. Pattern on Linen #FPB2003136 Size:45in. x 27in.

Hearts In Every Corner hooked and color planned by Phebe Kirkham using #4, #6, and #8 cuts.
Garden Bouguet
It is the birds and bees that finally, make our gardens dance in joy to the music of nature. A lvoely garden inspired pattern. Pattern on Linen #FPBD2010217 Size: 24in. x 29in.
Glorious Pears
A lovely table mat or small rug graced by beautiful, curvacious pears, surrounded by vines and blossoms then borderd with a checkerboard. Pattern on Linen #FPBD2003115 Size:26in. x 26in
Basket of Tulips
Can there be anything more promising of future beauty awaiting us in our gardens than the tulip! Pattern on Linen #FPBD2010212 Size: 24in. x 30in.
Button Flower II
Button Flower is a great choice for the begining rug hooker or if you just want a simple fast project. For a project that won't require a lot of thinking; choose 2 colors for the flower, one for outline and one for fill, choose 1 color for center of flower and use that too for your border. Then choose 1 color for your background and that's it! It would be a fast project too to use a 7 value swatch for a little shading or if you're just experimenting with this technique. Or, you can go fun and funky with bright colors and add textures such as sari ribbon, silk yarn or velvet. Then turn it into a pillow for a small splash of color on your bed or chair. We have a 6 inch. version of this hooked in the shop showcasing velvet, my friend Ania's shimmer & metallic's, silk ribbon and silk yarn and it's beautiful.

Pattern on Linen

Size: 10 in. x 10 in.
Popcorn & Peanuts I
Originally drawn as a Zentangle which I love to do early in the morning when I am the most relaxed. They are fun and often quite complex. I thought this one would translate well into a full size pattern. There are three sizes because I thin you can have so much fun with color and texture with this pattern. The small has been hooked by me for a mini class on using fancy fibers and embellishments. It was a fun project!

Pattern on Linen

Sizes: 10 inch x 10 inch