Here is rug I just finished this afternoon. Hooking, whipping, binding all done!
The inspiration for this rug came from a photo I found a few years ago in Country Living. Here is that photo:
The interesting thing about hooking this rug was the use of a sparkly yarn that I pulled up with the wool strips in the diamonds to give it the sparkle it needed. Unfortunately, it isn't visible in this photo. The cuff of the sleeve was hooked with a fine mohair yarn. I used three strands of that as it was so fine.
Here is the finished product: