There are two ways you can use how to weave a blanket with yarn.
You can do it with a pin loom or hand weave it yourself. Both have their advantages, and it’s up to you which one you’ll find easier to do.
Whether it’s for yourself or someone else, there’s something different and unique about weaving a blanket yourself.
It is a feeling that you won’t usually get when you buy a new one.
Keep reading as we present you with a step-by-step tutorial on weaving a blanket using yarn threads!
What Is Weaving?
Weaving is one of the oldest human practices, dating back as far as the Neolithic period. It has interwoven threads that make particular patterns.
This pattern repeatedly made until the weaver reaches his or her desired form.
There are three basic weaving patterns. The first one is the plain weave done by putting a thread over and under each thread.
The next one is the basket weave, where you form a criss-cross pattern by interlacing the threads.
Lastly, the twill weave where it is complete with three or more warp threads. It’s heavier and sturdier than the three.
Simple Ways On How To Weave A Blanket With Yarn
Method #1. Hand weave
Step#1. Unravel the yarn
The first step of your weaving rendezvous is unravelling your yarn first.
The unravelling of the yarn is extremely important because once you start weaving your blanket, you’ll want to keep going with no interruptions.
Also, doing the thread first will avoid tearing the yarn.
Step#2. Do a slip knot
One essential tip of weaving is to always start with a slip knot. Do this by first making an ordinary loop.
What you want to do next is take the end of your thread and wrap it around your loop three times.
Finish your slip knot by pulling the end to tighten it.
Step#3. Create your first row of loops
From your slip knot, you will then weave your first row of loops.
Do this by grabbing your working yarn from the slip knot and creating a loop.
Then, using your other hand, slip your hand under the one made by your opposite hand and pull the stitch.
The size of your quilt depends on how many stitches you’ll do.
Step#4. Make another loop from back bumps
Once you finished doing your first row of stitches, flip it over so you’ll see the backside of your chain.
You’ll notice these bumps along with the stitches. Put your finger underneath it and grab your working thread, then pull it.
Go back to step #3 and do rows of loops again for the body of your blanket.
Step#5. Finish off your blanket
Finish your blanket by making two loops and grab your working yarn between those to make another loop. Making two loops and holding your working yarn will result in two new loops again.
Pull your thread between those for another round.
Keep doing this until you reach your preferred size. Then, create a discrete knot at the end of your blanket and weave it back through your pattern.
Method #2. Using a pin loom
Step#1. Start it off with a slip knot
Get your yarn ready, then grab the end of that thread and create a loose loop. Next, put your hand inside the loop and grab your working thread.
Use your opposite hand to pull the side of the yarn while your other hand is still holding the active thread.
Step#2. Could you put it in the pin loom?
There are different pin looms, but let’s say you have a 20-centimetre pin loom on all sides with pins 1 centimetre apart.
Put your thread into your pin loom. Pull it just enough so that it’s not too tight or too loose.
You should have a yarn in between the pins on the side of the loom closest to you.
The opposite side should have no thread in between the pins.
Step#3. Go in between your threads
Turn over your pin loom and put your working thread on the next pin from the corner one.
Use your weaving hook to go over and under your vertical threads. Put your working thread on the hook and gently pull the yarn in between them.
Keep on doing this until you reach the end of your pin loom.
Step #4. Create a slip stitch on all sides
Gently release your pattern from the nails once you finished. Do this using your fingers or with the help of your weaving stick.
Once you do this, there will be an array of awkward-looking little loops all around your square.
Clean these up by doing a slip stitch on every loop at the sides of your little square.
Step #5. Weave the excess threads back into the pattern
Keep on doing all of the steps above until you have enough squares to form a blanket with your preferred size.
Sew all your little squares with each other. Trim excess threads and weave them unnoticeably back into your pattern.
Make sure that it looks seamless so your blanket will look clean and decent.
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