Sail Sail Away
(c) Nancy Ariagno/The Cooperage Design
Hooked by Kris Miller
This is a wonderful summertime mat that measures just 16" x 16." It would be great for your summer cottage or lake house and it has that breezy, carefree feeling that goes along with summer and vacation time.
I hooked this mat as a thank you gift for someone who was very helpful to my family during my dad's last few days. She has a house on a lake and I thought it would feel right at home there. I guess I realized later that there was a much more meaningful memory hooked up in that little mat too. My dad had owned a little yellow sailboat at one time and he spent many enjoyable summer afternoons in it. He and his friends used to join sail boat races and they won many pennants to commemorate their victories. It was some of the happiest times for him.
I decided to make the flag at the top like the American flag. A few other simple colors is all you need to make this rug shine. A clear blue sky and some deep blue waves. I decided to hook one row of gold and one row of deep blue around the edges as a border to give the mat a frame and tie it all together. A simple design with a fresh, breezy attitude!
You can find the pattern here: