Designed by pin weaving expert, Margaret Stump.
Each flower is created by weaving (3) different size squares. Loom is set up in 3″ x 3″, 2″ x 2″ and 4.5″ x 1.5″ See video at end of pattern for complete step by step.
LOOM: KB Flexee Loom Skinny, 16 straight links.
YARN: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 4 yards per square.
NOTIONS: Susan Bates 5″ weaving needle, scissors, tapestry needle Optional – a small (1.75 to 2.0) crochet hook used to pull yarn ends into the fabric
Loom Configurations: 2″ x 2″ (12 links) 3″ x 3″ (16 links) 4.5″ x 1.5″ (16 links)
Pattern Notes: For each flower create (1) 2″x 2″ brown square, and (1) 3″ x 3″ brown square and (1) 4.5″ x 1.5″ blue square. The small square will be attached to the large square, and then the long woven piece will attach to the bottom for the flower leaf.
Pin Weaving INSTRUCTIONS
Set up loom to make the small square 2″ x 2″ square with 12 links, 3 on each side.
1) Make a slip knot and loop around the bottom left peg. Wrap the yarn around all pegs from bottom of loom to top of loom. Don’t worry about any gaps, they will disappear in the weaving. Do not stretch the yarn or add any tension when you are winding it on the loom.
2) Wrap the yarn around the top peg and proceed to loop around every other side peg. Keep in mind that you do not want to add any tension to the yarn when you are winding it, just lay it down from peg to peg.
3) Now wrap a third time time around same pegs as the first wrap.
4) Measure off the yarn needed for weaving by winding the yarn around the outside of the loom 4 to 5 times. Cut yarn.
5) Thread the weaving needle. Start weaving at same end of loom as working yarn. This first weave is the most difficult part of the weaving process because you will need to weave under each of the bottom yarns and over each of the top yarns. In several places the loops of yarn are on the same pin which means that you will need to use your weaving needle to separate the two layers and weave them separately. Take your time, you may need to weave this line bit by bit, pulling the yarn through several loops before using your needle to separate and weave further.
However once you have taken your time to weave through all of the loops, you will find that you have put them in proper weaving order so that you can continue to weave with some ease.
6) Begin weaving each line on the opposite side from where the yarn loops around a side pin. You will also treat that loop around the side peg as another line of yarn, going ‘under or over’ it to complete weaving the line. By doing this you will be going around the empty pins that were left when you were winding the yarn on those side pegs.
7) Complete the last line of weaving between the two bottom pegs. This is the second most difficult line to weave because you will again have to carefully weave through each of the loops. You may need to weave through little by little, pulling the yarn through in one section before tackling the next few loops.
Note: There have been times where I have found it impossible to properly weave through this last line. If that happens, you can simply take a whip stitch around the threads to lock them in place. This will serve the same purpose as weaving the line and will not be noticeable when you take the weaving off the loom.
8) After completing the last line of weaving, weave in ends.
10) Take cloth off the loom, then pull out the starting slip knot and weave back into woven piece. Cut ends to complete.
Then continue same process above with the 2 below loom configurations to have all parts for the flower.
Pin Loom Flower:
You will be turning two squares, the 2″ x 2″ and the 3″ x 3″, into your compound flower. To make the flower, take a crochet hook and pull firmly on the two middle cross yarns of each square until the sides of the square pucker in, making four petals. Tie a knot in the two loops of yarn that you have pulled from the square together to keep it crimped.
Using your crochet hook, pull the yarn loop from the smaller square through the middle of the larger square to seat the two squares firmly together. Pull all of the loops of yarn through to the back of the flower.
Take the 4.5″ x 1.5″ rectangle and turn in the end corners. Stitch the corners under to make them into leaf shape. Gather the center of the rectangle in order to create a sense of two leaves. Using contrasting colored yarn, take several stitches through the layers of flower and leaves to hold them all together, add little stitches or a bunch of French knots to the middle of the flower to represent stamen.
Twist the yarn loops coming from the flower together and use the leaf yarn color to tightly wrap the bundle of loops, turning it into a flower stem.