In 1981, Jane McGown Flynn launched Jane McGown Flynn Inc., for the purpose of continuing the McGown Teacher's Workshop Series, which was initially established by Jane's grandmother, Pearl K. McGown in 1951.  Jane and Pearl co-designed almost 700 rug patterns to be used as part of the training curriculum, under the Designs to Dream On pattern line, which was later renamed CHARCO.  

Following Pearl's passing in 1983, Jane continued to design her own patterns, and now has more than 1,600 rug hooking designs to her name, carried exclusively under the CHARCO pattern line.

Click here to see the full collection of Jane McGown Flynn patterns.

In addition to being a prolific pattern designer, Jane also hooks rugs.  Some of her favorite works were recently showcased at Sauder Village's Rug Hooking Week, in Archibald, Ohio, including PashaMelancholie, Tabriz, Genevieve, and Barcelona.   

 Jane and Pearl regularly attended workshops across the country, to train and certify instructors in the art of rug hooking and to promote the art generally.

In addition to being directly inspired by Pearl, Jane travels the world, seeking inspiration from many different cultures and continues to design patterns for Honey Bee Hive under the CHARCO pattern line.

Jane (right) and Pearl, in front of Jane's partially completed hooked version of Istanbul, from Pearl's original pattern collection.


CHARCO Rug Hooking Patterns

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Morris Bunny, rug hooked by Margaret BedleMorris Bunny, rug hooked by Donna Martin
P852: Morris Bunny
Sale priceFrom $45.00 USD
Noel, rug hooked by Linda BellNoel, rug hooked by Carole Pelot
P788: Noel
Sale priceFrom $62.00 USD
Florence, Oregon, rug hooked by Betty McClenticFlorence, Oregon, rug hooked by Jo Turner
P861: Florence, Oregon
Sale priceFrom $52.00 USD
Poppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooked by Vivily PowersPoppy-A La O'Keefe, rug hooked by Pam Papp
P579: Poppy-A La O'Keefe
Sale priceFrom $42.00 USD
Stained Glass Mosaic, rug hooked by Helen Mar ParkinStained Glass Mosaic, rug hooked by Lori Rokusek
PT566: Stained Glass Mosaic
Sale priceFrom $43.00 USD
Chickadees, rug hooked by Gail BeckerChickadees, rug hooked by Mya Zschokke
P589: Chickadees
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Ruthie Rose, rug hooked by Vivily PowersRuthie Rose, rug hooked by Karen Duncklee
CS501: Ruthie Rose
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Fruit, rug hooked by Vivily PowersFruit, rug hooked by Marg Miller
P662: Fruit
Sale priceFrom $39.00 USD
Stuff-Able Santa, rug hooked by Nancy BaileyStuff-Able Santa, rug hooked by Sheri Matz
P843: Stuff-Able Santa
Sale priceFrom $53.00 USD
Pinwheel Scroll, rug hooked by Nancy TerhaarPinwheel Scroll, rug hooked by Diana Foltz
PT561: Pinwheel Scroll
Sale priceFrom $43.00 USD
Tiffany, rug hooked by Joanne Van WinkleTiffany, rug hooked by Susan Naples
1116: Tiffany
Sale priceFrom $77.00 USD
Scroll Sampler, rug hooked by Brenda AndersonScroll Sampler, rug hooked by Juliana Kapusta
TS525: Scroll Sampler
Sale priceFrom $51.00 USD