This week we are having a scarf week! I plan on doing several different scarves over the week with instruction.
I created this first scarf from a loom, and it really didn’t take me as long as I anticipated! When I was younger, my mom and I would sit and crochet, and I have picked it up and put it down several times over the years. I have never created anything with a loom. So here goes! There is also a video at the bottom of this post to help explain things better.
First you will want to start of with all of your supplies. You loom, your chosen yarn, and the hook for the loom. You will also need a crochet hook to remove the scarf from the loom. (I also have the hair band on so I know where I want to stop on the loom. That marks the width of my scarf.) You can get these at your local craft store.
To get started, you will tie a slip not to the end of the loom. This stays on the end peg for the first several rows until your scarf starts descending thru the loom, and then you can remove from the peg and let it also go thru the loom.
You want to make a row with your yarn alternating from the front and back pegs in a figure 8 loop design.
Finish to the end of the row, and then turn and do a second loop on the pegs.
Once you have that second row, you will take your hook and pull the bottom loop OVER the top loop. Once you have done this on all of the loop and on both sides, you will then push the loops on the pegs all the way down, and then once again start your figure 8s until you have created a second row again, and then repeat flipping the bottom loop over the top loop.
Continue this over and over to get the desired length of your scarf.
One you have finished, you will then bind off with the crochet hook. (I forgot to take a picture of this, but there are a ton of great videos on you tube) Basically it is just stitching thru each loop off of the loom, and then removing that loom.
After you have removed the loom and locked in the stitches, add some fringe, and you are ready to go! Easy as pie, and this was also my first scarf from a loom. Tomorrow I am going to try some quick infinity scarves!