Matryoshka Rug Hooking Pattern


My Eastern European roots took me in pursuit of traditional red and white folk motifs.  I knew I was looking for what would be the perfect adornment for the three dimensional free-standing Matryoshka doll I was envisioning.


Traditional folk art motifs have always fascinated me.  Matryoshka dolls, too, hold a certain mystique.  I combined the two intrigues, with a little bit of Waldorf influence, into this hand hooked matryoshka doll rug hooking or needle punch pattern.

There are actually two pattern variations for the Matryoshka— a three dimensional free-standing sculpture or doll and a square pillow.

The doll measures about 14″ tall, 8″ wide, and 4″deep.

The pillow is 9″ square.

This pattern is an instant download and assumes a general knowledge of rug hooking, sewing, and pattern transfer as well as a certain level of DIY craftiness.