Beanie Pattern for the Extra Large Round Loom

Rolling Ombre Hat Beanie Pattern with Video Tutorial

Beanie Pattern

Ombre means having colors or tones that shade into each other. I love this style of color play. It’s much easier to do this with needles then a loom. But with the right yarn and a cool beanie pattern you can make a really easy hat you’ll love.

Below is the easy pattern and a step by step video tutorial

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Start My Stitch Patterns – How I Do It and Why You Shouldn’t

How I Start My Stitch Patterns

Start my Stitch Patterns

So I’m constantly asked how I start my stitch patterns. I am going to explain how and why you should NOT do the same.  I’m doing this because some people have gotten genuinely confused and others have even gotten angry because my videos immediately start with the stitch and not the cast-on. Well I don’t want those people to think I don’t care because I do.

So below is my step by step process in text, picture and video. Hope the helps.

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Fingerless Gloves on a Knitting Loom – EASY

Loom Knit Easy Pattern for Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves

This is an easy loom knitting rib stitch pattern. It’s made up of just knits and purls for a nice pair of Fingerless Gloves. Great for both men and women. Includes text and video tutorial for us visual learners.

I wanted to limit this design to one size fits all for adults which is why I choice the double rib stitch. The fabric stays snug for small hands and stretches well for those bigger man hands. I find them elegant and practical. Hope you like it and will give me feedback in the comment section at the very end.

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CinDWood Looms – A Product Review

CinDwood Looms What’s Good and What’s Not


I want to give you the information necessary to know if a CinDWood Looms are right for you. There are some GREAT things about this line of knitting loom and some that you may not like. I will break it down in this terms; construction and materials, availability, options (like size and type), price, customer service, the negative issues and when is it not a good idea to buy a CinDWood Looms.

It was difficult for me to decide if to start with what is best or what is wrong because my aim is that you stay with me til the end on this review because it’s only fair to me and to CinDwood Crafts that you hear me out completely. So, if you don’t want to read there is always the video you can quickly watch. But even there I hope you will watch it from beginning to the end.

Let’s Start with what I like.

All Image Credit: CinDWood Crafts

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About Me Video

About Me Video

About me video

So I thought it was time you got to know me better, discover a bit of my knitting history and struggles and learn how you can help me in my journey. I also wanted to stop and thank those of you that support me on Patreon and for those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about well, here is your chance to find out.

The video is only 8 minutes long. I hope you will bless me with the investment of those few minutes and please, please, please give me some feedback, leave your comments or ask me your questions at the bottom of this page or on the YouTube comment section.

THANKS and Big Hugs

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Loom Knit Baby Booties on Loom

How to Loom Knit Baby Booties with No Holes and No Bulk

Baby Booties Socks

Tiny socks are cheap, quick, easy to make and baby booties make great gifts when you add a little hat and pair of no-scratch mittens. On this post you will find a written pattern for the Baby Booties and a video tutorial that is less than 12 minutes but takes you step by step through this fun project. I have put a lot of  emphasis on the heel which is the most difficult part of the little shoe. I worked hard to make sure that you would be left with a sock free of holes and bulk, perfect for the baby’s comfort and warmth.

Anyone can manage making a pair. Plus, I assure you that you have enough yarn right now to complete you first pair. In fact you can make them with scraps of yarn. That was what I used to figure out my pattern. How cool is that?

Let me know if you have any questions or comments in the section below and PLEASE share pictures. You can email them to me or post them on our Facebook page.

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Purl Stitch on a Loom, Picture, Text and Video

The VERY Important Purl Stitch for Beginners

Purl Stitch on Loom

Regardless of the tools you use to knit your fabric you must know the purl stitch. Here is a step by step, text, picture and video tutorial to break it down to bite size pieces for loom knitters.

It’s not difficult, but it’s not as easy as the e-Wrap most loom knitters learn first and can seem a bit confusing. Then add to the confusion that the True Knit stitch is so similar. The wrong placement of the yarn causes a whole different look.

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Meet Kalie Kreischer and Her FREE Patterns

Kalie Kreischer a New Loom Knitting Designer

Kalie Kreischer Free Loom Patterns

Joanna Brandt introduced me to a new loom knitting designer, Kalie Kreischer. I’m really glad she did because now I get to introduce her to you  and give you the opportunity to get some cool FREE patterns. They’re simple, well written and Kalie likes to add lots of pictures. I LOVE pictures!

I thank Kalie for her generosity and I wish her great success in the future. We’re a small community compared to needle knitters but I think we can manage to make some noise for Kalie. Please take a minute to leave a comment for this brand new designer . Woo Hoo  Kalie !

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Modified Basic Bind Off on Loom

Modified Basic Bind Off for Loom Knit Edges

Modified Basic Bind off

The basic bind-off just wasn’t working for me. I kept getting one end that was wider and the other tighter regardless of the type of loom or yarn. It looked odd and I needed to find a better solution to a technique that was pretty good and seemed to work for other people but not me. I had seen someone add a crochet single stitch and I tried that. It was alright but left a tiny hole. I was frustrated. I played around and changed just one thing. The modified basic bind off did the trick.

I just added an extra step every 2-3 stitches depending on the tension and done. Once I tighten my loose ends from my cast-on I ended up with clean edges, squared points and identical widths on both ends I was one happy Loomy.

Below are Text , Pictures and a Video tutorial.

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Baby Sweater Set Pattern by Tamsin Stratford

Free Pattern for Baby Sweater Set

Baby Sweater Set I recently saw the cutest Baby Sweater Set on Loomaholics Google+ page which unfortunately will be shutting down soon. So I wanted to give this really nice pattern another home.

It was designed by Tamsin Stratford and when I first saw it I had two quick thoughts, what a cool name and what and adorable baby outfit. Well under the picture were the instructions for making this cuteness and the generous Ms. Tamsin agreed to let me share it with my readers.

Below you will find the pattern just as it was written by Tamsin I did add spaces and put some of the words in bold just to make it easier on the eyes. The size is for a 6 month old but you can adjust the pattern and change the loom size for a bigger or smaller version.

Tamsin Strarford has her own Google+ page with more adorable stuff she has made for her beautiful little granddaughter. Stop by take a looksy, say hello and THANKS: Click HERE


A video for the diamond lace stitch is at the bottom of the page.

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Double Basket Stitch Pattern and Video

Double Basket Stitch Pattern for the Knitting Loom

Double Basket Stitch

This rich and interesting stitch is a mix between a rib and a basket weave stitch. Below is the FREE pattern for the Flat and Round versions and a step by step video tutorial.

I have to admit that translating it was no fun  but once it was done I was tickled pink with joy. I do want to give you a heads up although this design is made up of only knits and purls it can easily get confusing so it’s best to try it only if you are at a minimum an advanced beginner loom knitter or you’re really bold and focused. Pen and paper or stitch counter is highly recommended.

Another warning, it requires a lot of stitches and a lot of rows. You will need 18 stitches across and 20 rows to get the complete pattern and that doesn’t include the edges if you plan to knit the Flat version. A small 4×4 inch square will take you 20 stitches and 60 rows. Can you imagine a scarf. But it would surely be BEAUTIFUL !

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Three Step Stitch Slouchy Hat

Three Step Stitch Slouchy Hat


Three step stitch slouchy

I really like the Three Step Stitch pattern. Designing a netted slouch for the yellow 41-peg extra-large loom was something I had wanted to do since I learned the stitch. Now here it is in a cool summer blue cotton. Easy enough for an advanced beginner.

I will take you step by step on the video so even if you’re not familiar with the stitch. Don’t Worry – Be Happy ! I got you covered.

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Yarn to Front Technique (YTF) by Joanna Brandt

Yarn to Front Technique for Lacy Fabric

Yarn to Front Collage


Many of us know the Yarn in Front but have you heard of the Yarn to Front, No? Well it’s a new technique by Joanna Brandt. Together with the SSK1 and the basic e-Wrap it creates a really nice lacy fabric. Great for summer and spring designs. Best of all there is a video tutorial if you’re like me, a visual learner.

Below are the basic steps with text and pictures. Under that you will find Joanna’s quick 5 minute video which includes the SSK1 and the e-Wrap instructions. Enjoy it and tell me what you think.

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Moondance Capelet by Renee Van Hoy Free for the Month of July

Moondance Capelet by Renee Van Hoy

moondance capelet


The Moondance Capelet is such a very pretty lacy cape. Perfect for these hot days. Well for the Month of July pick it up for Free at CinDwood Crafts. Don’t miss this ! It’s a $4.99 value. Heads-up, the pattern calls for an afghan loom.  But even if you don’t have an afghan – get it because you might buy one later on, you can also change the pattern a bit and make a slouchy hat with it. Most importantly you just don’t want to miss this opportunity. Also if you don’t know Renee here is your chance at zero cost to become familiar with her pattern designs and template. I promise you that with Renee you always get something special. And no, she is not related to me.I’m just partial to this loom knitting designer because of her God-given talent. Below is the link:

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Loom Knit Yoda Hat and Cowl

Yoda Hat and Cowl with a Round Loom

Yoda Hat and Cowl

Last year one of my readers asked me if I had  a pattern for a Yoda Hat. Well Debbie Ward, I know you think I forgot. I didn’t. Here is the FREE pattern for you and all my readers with a step by step video tutorial for the hat and a free easy pattern for the matching v-neck cowl.   ( Read More )…