The Loop N Loom enables children to create weaving projects with brightly coloured fabric loops. Using the plastic loom with pegs, children can learn how to weave the loops over and under to make assorted items. With a little practice, little hands may even succeed in making Loop N Loom purses. The product instructions provide guidelines for completing several different projects by weaving the warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) loops.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Loop N Loom kit (including fabric loops and crochet hook)
- Yarn needle
Place the warp loops onto the loom. Hold the loom so it resembles a square with the top and bottom sides parallel to each other. Hook a fabric loop between the pegs along the top and bottom sides of the loom, making sure to stretch each loop between the pegs immediately above and below each other.
Weave the first weft loop over and under the warp loops. Starting at the right edge of the loom in the upper right corner, place the first weft loop over the first warp loop, under the next, over the next and so on across the warp loops toward the upper left corner of the loom. Hook the ends of the fabric loop between the first pegs in the upper left and upper right corners.
Weave the second weft loop under and over the warp loops. Starting at the right edge of the loom, place the second weft loop under the first warp loop, over the next, under the next and so on across the warp loops toward the left edge. Hook the ends of the fabric loop between the second pegs on the left and right edges of the loom.
Add fabric loops to fill up the remainder of the loom, alternating between under-and-over and over-and-under until you weave a fabric loop between each pair of pegs of the loom. Make sure each weft loop sits snugly against the surrounding weft loops.
Insert the crochet hook through a corner loop and through the loop immediately to the left of the corner loop to place two loops on the hook. Draw the second loop through the first loop to leave one loop on the hook. Repeat the process around the entire square, picking up a second loop and drawing it through the first loop.
Pull the last remaining loop out several inches and thread the end through the yarn needle. Insert the point of the needle through the weaving to secure the end.
Repeat the steps to create a second identical square.
Thread the yarn needle with an 18-inch length of yarn. Place the two squares together matching up sides and corners. Stitch three sides of the squares together to create the purse. Insert the needle through the weaving after you finish stitching to weave in the end of the yarn. Cut off the excess yarn with the scissors.
Tie four fabric loops together end-to-end with overhand knots to make the purse handle. Sew the ends of the purse handle to the purse at the top corners with a length of yarn.
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