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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And voilà! You have a pretty loom flower!
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?