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Free Craft Pattern: Woven Place Mats

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Pattern #: L0676
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 10 x 14 in. (25.5 x 35.5 cm), not including fringe



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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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.

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Color (A)
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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Lion® Cotton
Navy Avocado Clove Espresso Black Evergreen Candy Colors Sherbet Swirl
*Lion® Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.

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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 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.
 

Woven Place Mats

Lion Brand« Lion® Cotton

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

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)

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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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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Woven Place Mats Reviewed by Theresa Albania on 2011-10-27 *****
havn't woven in YEARS. glad to find such nice instructions; couldn't remember how . You can also use an old wooden picture frame with evenly spaced little finishing nails hammered into place around the edges of the frame. The advantage of which is that you can then work from both the front and back of the loom, and it doesn't bend out of shape. We used to weave up all sorts of little goodies on a variety of different sized old picture frames. Was alot of fun. Will be nice to give it a try again-thanks for the memory jogger !


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