Antique Hearts - hooked by Kris Miller
Adapted from an antique rug design by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2011
dimensions: 24" x 24"
My rug was hooked with all #8.5 cut wool. I tried to stay as true to the colors of the original rug as possible, but I also added a few strips of old paisley here and there. I like the way the paisley blends right in and becomes a subtle part of the color plan.
I finished my edge with a single crochet stitch. I used the same wool that was hooked around the outside border, cut into #8 strips. I used Reversible Black Stripe (a favorite wool texture amongst many of us rug hookers!) and I didn't care which side of the wool strip came up as I did my crochet. Therefore, sometimes the edge looked black and sometimes it looked gray, giving it an old and faded feel.