I found a latch hook rug pattern in a vintage craft mag that I thought you might enjoy. It looks like a great pattern for beginners and has a cool mod vibe. The pattern on the right only needs to be translated to a scale of 3" per square on the rug canvas you purchase. I haven't done one myself, but it's one of those things I'd like to do. It's nice to have a little project ongoing. That sense of accomplishment you get from finishing it is pretty sweet, isn't it? Have you experimented with latch hooking?