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Potholder Loom Blanket Free Pattern by Noreen Crone-Findlay

I wrote and designed and wrote and designed sooooooooooooo many patterns and projects for the Potholder Loom Weaving book that the book became too big, and my editor and I had to make some hard decisions. Even so, the book is a lot thicker than the publisher had originally intended, so many thanks to Stackpole Books and especially to my wonderful editor, Candi Derr, for going to bat for the book and letting it grow bigger than it was originally intended.

We pulled this design from the book and now I am offering it to you as a gift.

If you want to make the blanket larger, use a 27 peg (Pro size) 9 inch loom instead of the Traditional 18 peg size potholder loom.  If you want to make the blanket smaller, use the 3 inch size potholder loom (available here: LINK)

 

POTHOLDER LOOM GEOMETRIC  BLANKET by Noreen Crone-Findlay (copyright)

The Geometric  blanket is a cozy wrap to keep you warm no matter what season. The teddy bears and their friends are having a lovely picnic on the Geometric blanket.  Won’t you join them?

 

NOTES: Feel free to change colors and yarns. The blanket in the photos was woven with a single strand of bulky yarn. If you choose to work with thinner yarns, you will need to purchase (or spin) twice as much yarn and use 2 or more strands held together as if they are a single strand.

The twill pattern is on page 59 of Potholder Loom Weaving.  The brown and green butterflies in the original blanket didn’t work well, so use the twill pattern or you choice of alternates instead.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:  60 inches/150 cm square.

If you would like a larger blanket, then use the large size (27 pegs or nails per side) potholder loom, following the chart and weaving the same number of squares and rectangles.  You will need to purchase at least 50% more yarn.

WPI of yarn: 6 wraps per inch

EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS: Potholder loom- 6 inch size (18 pegs or nails per side), Optional: Small size (9 pegs or nails per side) potholder loom; weaving hook; chopstick or knitting needle for shed stick; crochet hook; scissors; tapestry or craft needle.

YARN: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal; Bulky #5 weight yarn; 80% acrylic/ 20% wool; 124 yd/ 113 m; 4 oz/113 gm; 1 strand of yarn is used as warp and weft. 3 balls of each of the following colors: #112 Raspberry; #153 Night Sky; #123 Sand; #126 Coffee; 4 balls of #194 Lime.

INSTRUCTIONS:

WEAVE:

20 squares in #194 Lime  Here’s a link that will show you how to weave with yarn on the potholder loom: LINK

16 squares warped with #194 Lime and woven with #126 Coffee

16 squares in #112 Raspberry

1 square in #153 Night Sky

12 squares in #126 Coffee

36 rectangles, warped vertically over 9 pegs or nails, and woven horizontally over 18 pegs or nails in #153 Night Sky, woven using Rectangle technique on  https://youtu.be/K2X4nLRBBNs

16 squares in #123 Sand

4 small squares in #194 Lime, woven using instructions for how to weave small squares (9 pegs or nails by 9 pegs or nails) on p.10 of the Potholder Loom Weaving book or instructions that came with the small size potholder loom.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

Stitch all the squares and rectangles together, following the chart .

Start at the middle and work out.

See https://youtu.be/1CgInjP_ApA  for instructions on how to stitch modules together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panda cuteness

I have to confess that I am a sucker for Pandas.

The bond was formed in childhood, when my beloved teddy was a panda (a pink and white one at that- you can see the very tiny homage I made to her on my website at About Us )

Panda designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay for Lion Brand yarns/Martha Stewart Loom

I hope that I will contribute to other people’s Panda love with this design for a Panda bear knitted on the Martha Stewart loom.

The design is available free at: Panda pattern

Please note… there is an error in the pattern- (honest, I sent the whole thing in, so it got munched somewhere in editing land)

The instructions for the arms are missing:

Here they are:

With Shape # 1:
Arms: make 2: Knit 25 rounds. Cut yarn and gather last row (See Notes).

Arms: Stuff the arms. Sew arms to body at shoulders.

Lion brand Panda designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

I’ll send them a note to hopefully get this fixed asap!

Panda hugs all round! 😀

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Woven Bunny free pattern

I designed a bunny for Lion Brand, using the Martha Stewart loom (which I love) 😀

and, the bunny pattern is now available, freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee on the Lion Brand website.

Here’s the link: Bunny pattern

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Happy weaving! and happy bunny fun! 😀

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Can Edward and Anastasia Bear be knitted with thicker yarn and larger needles?

Yes! They can!

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Edward and Anastasia Bear are 2 little bears that I have designed for ‘Your Knitting Life’ magazine (formerly known as ‘Knitting Today’), and they’ve been in each issue of the magazine since it started.

They are small… they’re 6 inches tall, and are knitted on 2.75 mm needles using Regia sock yarn.

Recently, on Ravelry, someone asked if Edward and Anastasia could be made larger, and the answer is, ‘You betcha’!

The humungous Edward Bear in the photo is 18 inches tall.  If you knit with 8 or 9 mm needles and super bulky yarn or 2 strands of medium weight yarn held together, you will get one very large Edward Bear!  Stitch through the hips to make them bendable.

I am so sorry, but the Edward and Anastasia patterns are no longer being made available by the publisher, and since I don’t own the copyright on them, I can’t give the pattern out.  😦

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Free pattern for a woven elephant

The pattern has gone live for the
Woven Elephant that I designed for Lion Brand on the Martha Stewart loom
 HERE’S THE LINK TO IT

She’s a cutie!

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I love elephants…..

happy weaving! 😀

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Free pattern for Courier Bag woven on the Martha Stewart loom

My new design for a Courier Bag woven on the Martha Stewart loom has gone live on the Lion Brand website  😀

Courier bag woven on the Lion Brand Martha Stewart loom designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay (c)

Here is the free pattern for the  Courier Bag woven on the Martha Stewart loom:

[ Lion Brand ‘Yarn Play’ about Noreen Crone-Findlay’s new design for the Martha Stewart loom ]

I am in love with these looms!

Last weekend, I made  a video tutorial, showing how to weave a triangle of any size on the Martha Stewart Loom:

You don’t need it for this bag, but it’s VERY handy for other designs! 🙂

And, happily, I have more designs for these great little looms in the works!

🙂
Happy Weaving!
🙂 Noreen

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Knitted Matroushka Doll Backpack, bag and keychain pattern

The Knitting Today magazine blog has just posted my pattern for darling Matroushka Doll bags for you to knit up for yourself or someone you love.

Knitting Today Matroushka Backpack designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Knitting Today Matroushka Small Bag designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Knitting Today Matroushka Keychain designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Matroushka bags designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay

 

Here’s the link to the pattern: Matroushkas

Happy knitting!

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