SQUARE (make 1 for base)
Use the following pieces: (4) 12-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form a Square as follows: corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece > corner piece > 12-hole piece >corner piece > 12-hole piece.
Insert 1 pink peg in the lower right hand corner and 17 small blue pegs along each side of the loom skipping the holes at the corners, except for the pink 'tie on' peg, for a total of 68 working pegs.
Follow directions for WEAVING below to set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 17 pegs on top and 17 pegs on bottom of loom. Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.
RECTANGLE (make 4 for sides of Basket)
Use the following pieces: (6) 6-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.
Connect pieces to form a Rectangle as follows: corner piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece > 6 hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece > corner piece > 6-hole piece > 6 hole piece.
Insert 1 pink peg in the lower right hand corner and 17 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom and 11 small blue pegs along each short side of the loom skipping the holes at the corners, except for the pink 'tie on' peg at the lower right hand side, for a total of 56 working pegs.
Follow directions for WEAVING below to set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 11 pegs on top and 11 pegs on bottom of loom. Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.
WARP THE LOOM
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.
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. Removing the weaving from the loom and 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 (make 2; 1 for edging and 1 for Dragonfly)
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.
With one strand of B and following directions below, knit a 32 in. (81.5 cm) cord.
With one strand of B and following directions below, knit a 22 in. (56 cm) cord.
HOW TO LOOM KNIT CORD
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. Lift each of the lower loops over the wrapped 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 yarn needle provided with loom and lift all three stitches off their pegs.
Pull up on the yarn to finish.
Note:Unless otherwise specified, use matching color yarn threaded into the yarn needle provided with the loom to sew pieces together.
With matching yarn threaded through yarn needle provided with loom, whip stitch the sides of the basket to the base, then fold the sides up and whip stitch each corner seam.
Turn the basket inside out, and whip stitch the inner seams, pushing any yarn ends into the seams to bury them.
Sew the cord to the upper edge of basket, and sew ends of cord together. Weave in ends.
Fold one end of knitted cord over 1 in. (2.5 cm), to form Dragonfly's head. With large eye-embroidery needle, wrap the yarn end around the neck, and sew a small stitch to secure.
Measure 10 in. (25.5 cm) from the head, and form a loop with yarn tail.
Make a figure '8' with the loop, and wrap and sew several small stitches into the wraps to secure them.
Measure 8 in. (20.5 cm), and make another loop.
Make a second figure '8'. Wrap around the 2 sets of wings and body and sew small stitches to secure.
Sew the Dragonfly to the basket, allowing the tips of the wings to be free of the basket.
Weave in ends.