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Free Woven Pattern: Loom Woven Elephant

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L10739
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Length About 14 in. (35.5 cm)
Finished Height About 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Designed exclusively for us by Noreen Crone-Findlay, this toy elephant is woven entirely on the Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit & Weave Loom Kit. Pictured with the elephant is the Cheerful Squares Baby Throw.
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $  Note: Only one needle is needed.
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
2 small black buttons for eyes Important Note: If Elephant will be given to a child, do not use buttons for eyes, use small circles cut from felt.
Felting needle (optional)
Sewing needle and thread
 

Loom Woven Elephant

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

1. Using a felting needle when making a woven project is optional, but very helpful. Felting needles can be used to secure and bury ends, tie down a floated strand of yarn (hiding errors is very satisfying), smooth out bumps in the fabric when woven pieces are gathered, as well as adding decorative embellishments. Felting needles work with acrylic yarns. Instructions for using the felting needle are not included in this pattern; simply follow the directions on the needle packaging.
2. All woven pieces are worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.
3. The loom is always warped beginning at the lower right hand corner. The weaving progresses from the lower edge to the upper edge.
4. Elephant’s Body and Blanket are loom woven; the cords for the Blanket are loom knit.


WARP THE ARCH SHAPES

1. Make a slip knot and place it on the pink peg at the lower right hand corner. Take the yarn up to the first pink peg on the right hand side of the semi-circle, go around it and down and around the first blue peg on the lower edge. Go back up to the blue peg to the left of the pink peg, around and down. Continue taking the yarn around the pegs on the lower and upper edges until all 17 pegs on the lower edge of the loom have yarn on them, and all the pegs on the semi-circle piece have yarn from the pink peg on the right to the pink peg on the left.
2. Weave a knitting needle into the warp strands, just above the joins between the side and semi-circle pieces, going over 4, under 4 strands across the loom. This will form an opening between the layers of warp strands, known as 'the shed'. The shed speeds up the weaving process, as you just slide your weaving hook through this space on every other row.

WEAVE THE ARCH SHAPES

1. Row 1: Slide the weaving hook into the shed space, then slip it down the warp strands to the lower edge of the loom, and out between the spaces between the first and second pegs on the lower left hand side of the loom.
2. Pull a loop of yarn out of the 2 balls that is about the width of the loom and fold it. Place the fold of yarn onto the hook and ease it through the shed. It automatically leaves loop of yarn on the peg on the left hand side of the loom. Place the loop from the hook on the first blue peg on the lower right hand side of the loom. Use hook to gently tighten the yarn on the peg. Don't pull too hard on the yarn.
3. Push the row down into place with the end of the weaving hook.
4. Check to be sure that you have definitely woven over 4 and under 4 across with the knitting needle, and that there aren't any extra strands where they shouldn't be.
5. Row 2: Weave the hook under 4 and over 4 across. Come out in the space between the second and third pegs on the left side. Draw a fold of yarn through and place on the next peg on the right hand side.
6. Snug up the weft yarn (the yarn that goes across the loom), then tap the row down towards the previous row.
7. Continue weaving Rows 1 and 2 until you are close to the knitting needle. Pull the needle out.
8. Weave up to the pink pegs.

WEAVE THE LAST FEW ROWS OF THE ARCH SHAPE

9. It's too tight to weave the last few rows with the weaving hook, so they are woven with the weaving needle that came with the looms.
10. Pull out a loop of yarn from the 2 balls of yarn. Fold the loop and thread it into the eye of the weaving needle.
11. On the left hand side of the loom: Slide the loops on the first blue peg above the pink peg up so you can slip the weaving needle under them. Pull the needle and loops through.
12. Weave the needle under 4 and over 4 across the row. Remove the loop from the needle and place the loop of yarn on the pink peg on the right hand side of the loom.
13. Continue weaving until there are 3 sets of blue pegs above the pink pegs with weft strand (horizontal) as well as warp strand (vertical) loops on them on both sides of the loom and 9 pegs at the center with just the warp strands (vertical).
14. Cut the yarn.
15. Chaining the edges: Lift the slip knot off the lower right hand pink peg and tug gently on it to release it. With the crochet hook: Insert the hook into the first 2 loops on the lower right hand side of the loom and lift them off the pegs. *The first loop passes over the second loop. Pick up the next loop. Lift loop off peg.* Repeat from * to * up the first side of the loom. When you reach the pink peg at the top, chain each set of loops separately on the pegs that have 2 sets of loops on them. Continue around the top of the loom, ignoring the yarn strands at the top of the loom. Work the next set of double loops the same way as the first, then chain down the second side.
16. There is a long loop across the last peg on the left hand side and over to the left hand peg of the lower side. Chain twice in this long loop. Chain across the lower edge. Pull the starting yarn through the last loop on the hook.


ELEPHANT

LOOM CONFIGURATIONS

ARCH SHAPE #1 (make 2)

Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (1) 28-hole semi-circle piece, (2) 6-hole pieces, (4) 12-hole pieces, (2) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form Arch Shape #1 as follows: corner piece > 6-hole piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece > 28-hole semi-circle piece > 12-hole piece > 12-hole piece.
Insert 1 pink peg in the lower right hand corner, 32 small blue pegs along the long right hand side of the loom, 1 pink peg, 15 pegs along the upper edge of the semi-circle piece, 1 pink peg, 32 small blue pegs along the long left hand side of the loom, skip the hole at the lower left corner, and 17 small blue pegs along the lower side for a total of 99 pegs.
Follow loom manual instructions on WEAVING for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.
Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together. Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.

ARCH SHAPE #2 (make 4; 2 for Ears, 2 for Blanket)

Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (1) 28-hole semi-circle piece, (1) 12-hole piece, (2) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form Arch Shape #2 as follows: corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece > 28-hole semi-circle piece.
Insert 1 pink peg in the lower right hand corner, 8 small blue pegs along the right hand side of the loom, 1 pink peg, 15 pegs along the upper edge of the semi-circle piece, 1 pink peg, 8 small blue pegs along the left hand side of the loom, skip the hole at the lower left corner, and 17 small blue pegs along the lower side for a total of 51 pegs.
Ears
Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.
Blanket
Set up the warp using 2 strands of B held together.
Work with 2 strands of C held together for weft.

SQUARE SHAPE (make 5 for legs and trunk)

Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (4) 6-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form Square Shape as follows: corner piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece.
Insert 11 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, leaving all but the lower right hand corner hole empty, insert 1 pink peg in lower right hand corner for a total of 45 pegs.
Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.

WARP THE SQUARE SHAPE

1. Make a slip knot and place it on the pink peg at the lower right hand corner. Take the yarn up to the first peg on the right hand side of the upper edge of the loom, go around it and down to the first blue peg on the lower edge. Go back up to the next peg to the left of the first peg, and down. Continue taking the yarn around the pegs on the lower and upper edges until all the pegs on the upper and lower edges of the loom have yarn on them.
2. Weave a knitting needle into the warp strands, just below the upper edge of the loom, going over 4, under 4 strands across the loom. This will form an opening between the layers of warp strands, known as 'the shed'. The shed speeds up the weaving process, as you just slide your weaving hook through this space on every other row.

WEAVE THE SQUARE SHAPE

1. Row 1: Slide the weaving hook into the shed space, then slip it down the warp strands to the lower edge of the loom, and out between the spaces between the first and second pegs on the lower left hand side of the loom.
2. Pull a loop of yarn out of the 2 balls that is about the width of the loom and fold it. Place the fold of yarn onto the hook and ease it through the shed. It automatically leaves a loop of yarn on the peg on the left hand side of the loom. Place the loop from the hook on the first blue peg on the lower right hand side of the loom. Use hook to gently tighten the yarn on the peg. Don't pull too hard on the yarn.
3. Push the row down into place with the end of the weaving hook.
4. Check to be sure that you have definitely woven over 4 and under 4 across with the knitting needle, and that there aren't any extra strands where they shouldn't be.
5. Row 2: Weave the hook under 4 and over 4 across. Come out in the space between the second and third pegs. Place a fold of yarn on the next peg on the right hand side.
6. Snug up the weft yarn (the yarn that goes across the loom), then tap the row down towards the previous row.
7. Continue weaving Rows 1 and 2 until all rows are woven and there are loops of yarn on all the pegs on the side edges of the loom. Cut the yarn at the upper left hand side.
8. Chaining the edges: Lift the slip knot off the lower right hand pink peg and tug gently on it to release it. With the crochet hook: Insert the hook into the first 2 loops on the lower right hand side of the loom and lift them off the pegs. *The first loop passes over the second loop. Pick up the next loop. Lift loop off peg.* Repeat from * to * up the first side and across the upper edge of the loom. Ignore the yarn strands at the upper left hand corner of the loom. Chain down the second side. There is a long loop across the last peg on the left hand side and over to the left hand peg of the lower side. Chain twice in this long loop. Chain across the lower edge. Pull the starting yarn through the last loop on the hook.

LOOM KNITTED CORD

Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (1) 10-hole U-shaped piece.

Insert 1 small blue peg in the corner hole of the U shape piece, and 1 small blue peg in each hole on either side of the corner peg.
Blanket Trim
With one strand of B, and following directions below, knit a 60 in. (150 cm) cord for the Blanket trim. Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
Tail
With one strand of A, and following and following directions below, knit a 2 in. (5 cm) cord for the tail. Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

HOW TO KNIT THE 3 PEG CORD EDGING:

Make a slip knot and place it on the top left hand peg.
The tail goes down behind the U shape piece.
Following loom manual for SINGLE KNITTING, wrap an 'e' around each of the center and right hand pegs.

*Take the yarn in front of the pegs, then behind the 3 pegs clockwise. Lift each of the lower loops over the passed yarn.*
Repeat from * to * for desired length of cord.
The U shape piece should remain stationary in your hand and is not turned. When you reach the desired length of cord, cut the yarn, thread it into the darning needle and lift all three stitches off their pegs.
Pull up on the yarn to finish.

FLOWER

Follow loom manual instructions to set up the flower loom using corner pieces and 24 small blue pegs
Following loom manual instructions, make a flower with 1 layer of B, then 1 layer of C before tying.
With C and following manual instructions, work a solid center on the flower.


FINISHING
Note:
Unless otherwise specified, use matching color yarn threaded into the yarn needle provided with the loom to sew pieces together.

Body and Head
With the wrong sides together, whipstitch the 2 large arch shaped pieces together around the long straight sides and curved section. Leave the short straight sides open for stuffing.
Stuff the Body and Head. With A threaded into yarn needle, sew long straight stitches around the open end, pull up to gather, then knot.

Neck

Count down 15 rows from the curved edge. With A threaded into yarn needle, sew straight sts around the Body for neck.
Pull the stitches to gather neck and wrap the yarn firmly around the neck several times. Knot ends of yarn, then thread each yarn end into yarn needle and weave to inside of neck.

Legs

For each leg, pull up on the strands of yarn at one corner of one square to gather the edge for the foot.
With A threaded through yarn needle, whipstitch the center back seam of the leg. Stuff leg.
Sew leg to body. Repeat with remaining legs.

Trunk

Fold one of the corners that doesn't have yarn coming out of it up to make the tip of the trunk.
Stitch the tip in place.
Turn the trunk square diagonally, and flip it over.
Tie the yarn from the side corners together, then fold the folded edge again to the center.
With A threaded into yarn needle, seam the trunk.
Sew the trunk to the head.

Eyes
Stitch the buttons firmly to the Elephant's face. Note: Do NOT use buttons if the Elephant is for a child. Instead, sew on small felt circles.

Ears
Use yarn ends to gather the upper edge of each ear.
Sew the ear to the Elephant's head with the straight edge against the side of the head and the curved edge at the outside edge.

Tail
Thread long yarn tail into yarn needle and sew the tail to the Elephant.


Blanket

With B threaded into yarn needle, whipstitch the straight edges of the 2 blanket halves together. Trim the yarn ends on the straight side to about 3 in. (7.5 cm) and then fray them with the point of the needle to make a tassel. Weave in the ends on the curved edges.

With B threaded into yarn needle, sew cord edging around the outside edge of the Blanket, making 4 loops as shown, each using about 8 in. (20 cm) of cord for Elephant’s Legs.
With C threaded into yarn needle, sew the Flower to the Elephant’s head.

Weave in ends.


 


 


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Loom Woven Elephant Reviewed by Charlette on 2012-03-20 *****
I made this elephant and it turned out beautiful. The pattern was very easy to follow.


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