Yarn Crafts

Weaving Frame

Weaving frame
Weaving frame
Publications International, Inc.

A weaving frame is not hard to make with adult help. You can use the frame to weave one square for a pot holder or lots of squares for a rug.

What You'll Need:

  • Four 1×2-inch wooden boards
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • 46 1-inch nails
  • Hammer
  • Wood glue
  • C-clamps
  • Cotton string
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Wide-toothed comb or pick
  • Blunt scissors­

Step 1: Have an adult saw two 12-inch pieces and two 9-inch pieces from the wooden boards.

Step 2: Sand the wood smooth.

Step 3: Use a pencil to mark 23 dots about 1/2 inch apart along each 12-inch piece. Have an adult hammer a nail in the wood at each mark.

Step 4: To make the frame, glue the wood pieces in a square with the 12-inch pieces on top of the 9-inch pieces, as shown in the illustration. Hold the pieces together with C-clamps, and let the frame dry overnight.

Step 5: To weave on the frame, tie the cotton string to the first nail and run the string back and forth around the nails. Tie it off at the last nail.

Step 6: Poke the crochet hook over and under the cross threads. Hook in the yarn and pull it through. On the next pass, start under and then go over. Use the comb to tighten the threads against one another after you finish a row.

Step 7: When you are finished with the square, cut the strings and tie them off.

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