Hippity Hop

Usher spring in with a simple wool penny rug.
Getting Started

What You Need:

softer mat with cup and bowl RABBIT DESIGN COPYRIGHT
Try making this project with
paper, flannel, or cotton.

  • 14 x 16-inch rectangle (fat quarter) of cream felted wool for applique foundation and penny shapes
  • 12-inch square of tan felted wool for rabbit and penny shapes
  • Scraps of pink, purple, green, light blue, blue, and yellow felted wool
  • Freezer paper
  • Chenille needle: size 24
  • Embroidery floss in colors that match the wool

Finished penny rug: 10 x 8- inches


1. Download the free patterns for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).


Cut the Fabrics:

2. To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows.

3. To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry and steam-press.

4. To use freezer paper for cutting the appliqué shapes, complete the following steps.

5. Position the freezer paper shiny side down over the patterns. With a pencil, trace the patterns the number of times indicated in the list that follows. Cut out the freezer-paper shapes roughly 1/4-inch outside of the traced lines.

6. Press the freezer-paper shapes onto the front of the designated fabrics. Let the fabrics cool. Cut out the fabric shapes on the solid lines. Peel off the paper backings.

7. From cream wool, cut: 2 of Pattern A, 18 of Pattern E.

8. From tan wool, cut: 1 of Pattern B, 18 of Pattern E.

9. From assorted pink, purple, green, light blue, blue, and yellow wool, cut: 18 of Pattern F.

10. From purple wool, cut: 1 of Pattern C.

11. From yellow wool, cut: 1 of Pattern D.

Continued on page 2:  Assemble the Penny Rug