Free Craft Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Woven Place Mats
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern Number: L0676 Make your own loom and weave wonderful placemats. The one pictured is Version 2. See below for details on color options. Designed by Kim Hamlin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 x 14 in. (25.5 x 35.5 cm), not including fringe

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-133 Lion Cotton Yarn: Paprika

Bright red with a hint of orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

760-146 Lion Cotton Yarn: Fuchsia

Bright fuchsia pink.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B)

760-159 Lion Cotton Yarn: Mustard

Medium golden yellow, warmer than Sunflower (Art. #760-157)


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
14 x 20 in. (35.5 x 51 cm) piece of cardboard Scissors Pencil Ruler NOTE: Materials are sufficient to make at least two placemats.
NOTES:
Colors listed above are for Version 1 (Photo #8).

Version 2: Main photo & photo #9 #159 Mustard 1 ball (A) #134 Avocado 1 ball (B)

Version 3: photo #10 #133 Paprika 1 ball (A) #159 Mustard 1 ball (B)


INSTRUCTIONS



MAKE LOOM With ruler and pencil, mark a line 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from each short end of cardboard.

Beginning 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) from one end of line, and ending 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) from opposite end of line, make 53 evenly spaced (about 1/4 in.

(6 mm) apart) marks along length of line.

Cut a slit in cardboard at each mark, down to the 1 in.

(2.5 cm) border.



WEAVING All of the Placemats are variations of an over 2, under 2 weaving method.

General weaving instructions with photos are below, followed by specific row-by-row instructions for each version.



Photo #1

Wrap loom with base yarn, placing one strand in each notch then around the back of the loom to the next notch.

At last notch cut yarn, leaving a 6 in.

(15 cm) tail.

There should be 53 strands.

Thread blunt needle with about 10 in.

(25.5 cm) of working yarn.

Note: Use a length of working yarn that feels comfortable to you.

The longer the yarn, the more chance for tangles! The shorter the yarn, the more ends you’ll have to weave in!

Photo #2

Gently lift up the strands you want to weave “under” with tapestry needle.



Photo #3

Pull yarn through to other side, keeping entire row loose, especially the edges.



Photo #4

Push yarn down with a fork to even out the row.

Pull yarn as needed to remove excess yarn.

NEVER pull yarn tight as this will really distort the final shape of your placemat.



Photo #5

When you reach the end of your working yarn, wrap it around the final strand and tie a knot.



Photo #6

Weave tail along edge of Placemat to hide.



Photo #7

Cut tail close to work.



To start a new row, simply work the next row of your pattern with a new length of working yarn, leaving a 6 in.

(15 cm) tail.

After you’ve woven in all tails, cut the strands that stretch across the back of your loom.

Remove two of these strands from their notches and tie them together close to the edge of the Placemat to make fringe.

Make sure to start at an end that is NOT an under 2 or over 2, because the knot will not work! You need to tie the knots with one strand that is under and one that is over.

Because there are an odd number of strands, there will be one extra at the end.

To remedy this, when you get to the last 3 strands, hold 2 together as one and tie knot from there.



Photo #8

Shows one end tied to another end in a double knot.



Photo #9

Shows 2 end strands held together and tied in a single knot.



Version 1 see photo #8 for close up of weave Wrap loom with A.

Thread blunt needle with one strand of B and begin weaving as follows: Row 1 R to L: (Over 2, under 2) to last strand, over 1.

Row 2 L to R: Under 1, over 1, (under 2, over 2) to last 3 strands, under 2, over 1.

Row 3: (Under 2, over 2) to last strand, under 1.

Row 4: Over 1, under 1 (over 2, under 2) to last 3 strands, over 2, under 1.

Row 5: (Over 2, under 2) to last strand, over 1.

Row 6: Under 1, over 1, (under 2, over 2) to last 3 strands, under 2, over 1.

Repeat Rows 3-6 for pattern.

Work 11 in.

(28 cm) with B then 4 in.

(10 cm) with C.



Version 2 See photo #9 for close up of weave Wrap loom with A.

Thread blunt needle with 2 strands of B.

Work Rows 1-6 as for Version 1, keeping color the same for the entire length.



Version 3 See photo #10 for a close up

Wrap loom with A.

Thread blunt needle with 2 strands of B and begin weaving as follows: Row 1 R to L: (Over 2, under 2) to last strand, over 1.

Row 2 L to R: (Under 2, over 2) to last strand, under 1.

Row 3: Over 1, under 1 (over 2, under 2) to last 3 strands, over 2, under 1.

Repeat Rows 1-3 for pattern.



FINISHING Trim yarn ends for fringe.

Weave in ends.

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