How to Make Loom Flowers

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How to Make Loom Flowers | | #yarn #crafts #loom #flower #diy

Last week I shared with you the templates to make these pretty loom flowers, and this week I am going to show how to use the looms to make them.  If you missed the post with the templates, you can click here to see the post and download them.To start, insert the tail end of your yarn through the center of your loom and place a finger over the tail to secure it. Then, wrap the long end of your yarn around the top tab.

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Wrap the yarn around the tab on the opposite side of the loom. Working clockwise, wrap the yarn over the next tab and down again around the opposite tab.

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Continue wrapping the yarn around each tab and its opposite around the loom and repeat for a second pass.  There should be two loops around each tab when your finished. Leaving a tail of a few inches, cut your yarn and use a tapestry needle or your hook to pull the tail through the center.  Tie a knot with the two tails behind the loom to secure.

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Use a coordinating color to make a pretty center. Starting from behind the loom, use a tapestry needle to make crisscross stitches to secure all the petals. Continue stitching until the petals are secure and until you like how the center looks. You can continue with the crisscross pattern or finish off by making all your stitches in one direction. You can even use a third color to make an accent stitch around the center.

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Once your finished with your center, pull the thread to the back of your loom and knot with other end to secure. Now gently pull the loops off each tab.

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 And voilà! You have a pretty loom flower!

How to Make Loom Flowers | | #yarn #crafts #loom #flower #diy

So quick and easy that you can whip up a bunch in no time at all! I think I want to use these to embellish my burlap wreath from Valentine’s Day. What do you think?

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44 Responses to How to Make Loom Flowers

  1. Eva May 14, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Ooooh !! Nice little flowers !!!
    Thanks for the tutorial !!

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      My pleasure! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  2. Elisabeth Andree May 14, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    Hello Kara,
    A fab tutorial, not only the info but the pictures too. Generous of you to share, thanks for that!

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Awww … Thanks Elisabeth!

  3. E Strea Chikitu May 14, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    i like these!
    thnx for the tuto Kara

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  4. Pam May 14, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    So cute! I can see lots of uses and they’d be a great craft to do with kids, too. I’ve seen the looms in shops but have never thought of making my own. thanks for sharing. Hope you don’t mind, but I’m pinning…

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      I don’t mind at all 🙂 thanks Pam!

  5. Preeti May 14, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Lovely flowers! Thanks for the tutorial! They would bring colourfulness and happiness to any project.

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

      Thanks, Preeti 🙂

  6. Stephanie May 14, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Hey Kara, these are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    Hugs to you!

    • Kara May 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      My pleasure, Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Rajeswari May 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    So pretty Kara! Would try them out for my next flower project for sure 🙂

  8. Susan @ Felted Button May 15, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Such a wonderful little project! Love it’s simplicity. And you ALWAYS take such beautiful photos! Thanks for a sharing a great idea!

    • Kara May 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks so much Susan!

  9. Knitting Rays of Hope May 15, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    very lovely.

    • Kara May 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      Thank you 🙂

  10. Winnie May 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Super cute little flowers 🙂

    • Kara May 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      Thanks, Winnie 🙂

  11. Maya May 18, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I recently got a loom flowers magazine and though of ordering a little loom through e-bay or etsy, but here you are with this wonderful tute!!
    Thank you so much!!

    • Kara May 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Yay! Glad it is a help. Good luck with all your flowers 🙂

  12. Tamara - Moogly May 20, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I love this! So great! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

    • Kara May 21, 2013 at 9:50 am #

      Thanks, Tamara!

  13. Marilyn May 23, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Kara, what a great tutorial! Pinned it!

    • Kara May 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks, Marilyn 🙂

  14. Elly May 26, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Fantastic! I used to make those years ago and with some felt embellishments made Santa faces on them to hang on the Christmas tree. Can’t for the life of me remember what happened to the loom I used then. Thank you for sharing it – now I can do them again 🙂

    • Kara May 26, 2013 at 8:00 am #

      My pleasure, Elly! Enjoy 🙂

  15. Valerie Coleman May 26, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    Great Tutorial – can see a lot of these appearing as brooches on my page soon 🙂

    • Kara May 26, 2013 at 8:01 am #

      Ooooh … Can’t wait to see them!

  16. Susanne May 26, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    Hi , the link to the template is not working, thanks in advance, best regards susanne

    • Kara May 26, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      It’s all fixed now. Thanks for letting me know, Susanne 🙂

  17. Susanne May 26, 2013 at 4:30 am #

    So nice

  18. silvia June 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    I had to make a loom flower and I find you! How luky I am! Both the tools and tuto. Thank you so much!

    • Kara June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      My pleasure, Silvia! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  19. Linda December 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    These are so cute. What would be the best way to attach these to something, like a beanie hat for example? I wouldn’t want it to lose it’s fluffy look.

    • Kara December 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Hi Linda 🙂 I would sew them on, concentrating mostly on the center. Hope that helps.

  20. Terry Johnson July 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have been looking for a simple, airy flower for some time now!

  21. Karla March 30, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Thank you for posting the free flower pattern! It is so lovely 🙂 I have included it on my blog Karla’s Making It (linking to your pattern, of course)! You can view it here


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