Sunday, January 24, 2016

Rug Of The Day - Charlotte Swine

Charlotte Swine - Hooked by Kris Miller
Pattern adapted from Lori Brechlin Folk Art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2015
Monks cloth:  $28.00
Linen:  36.00

The Rug Of The Day is a Notforgotten Farm pattern that I adapted late last year. It didn't appear on my old website but it will certainly be included on the new website.  Charlotte Swine is such an adorable little piggy!  This is a simple pattern that only requires a few color choices and it hooks up quickly too.  I think it took me 1-1/2 days of hooking in the evening but if you are a fast rug hooker, you could probably do it in a day. I decided to make a pillow because I had an 11 x 16 pillow form and it fit nicely.  I sewed the backing fabric around three sides with my sewing machine, leaving a scant 1/4 inch gap of linen between my hooking and the backing fabric (sew with right sides together).  Then I turned the pillow right side out and used a spring proddy tool to pull the proddy fringe around the edge.  I actually used two dark textured wools that were similar in value and went around the entire perimeter of the pillow.  Once the proddy was completed, I stuffed in the pillow form and sewed together the final side.  I love how fun and playful the proddy fringe looks!

Of course, Charlotte Swine would also make a great small mat for your table too.


Saundra said...

Sweet little piggie.

primdollie said...

I love this little pig! Is the pattern available now?? Can I get it in kit form?? I would love one if there is!! Thnx Kris
Hugs Linda

Kris Miller said...

Hi Linda,

Yes, the pattern is available. And I can put the wool together for you. Just give me a call so I can get all of your information.
Thanks, Kris