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Flower Looms: Making Larger Flowers on Your Loom

Different size loomed flowers

If you have a flower loom that only has one round of pegs, or a spoke style loom such as the KnitWit, you can still make several sizes of flowers using a simple winding technique.

In the picture above you can see the regular size flower made on my loom on the left, and an extra large flower made on the same loom on the right.

Flower loom

All of the flowers I made for this tutorial were made on a Suzie's loom, a cheap copy of the Knit-Wit loom available from Spotlight shops in Australia.

You can use this technique to make extra large flowers on any type of round loom.

Winding a larger flower on a flower loom Start by taking your yarn from the bottom spoke of your loom to the top as you would if winding normally.
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom Take your yarn behind the first spoke and wind around the next spoke on the right.
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom Take the yarn back behind the first spoke and back to the centre of your loom
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom down to the bottom spoke
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom around the spoke on the left of the bottom spoke and back behind the bottom spoke
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom and back to the centre. Hold the yarn with your thumb
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom and wind behind the second spoke, around the third spoke
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom back behind the second spoke and down to the bottom of the loom.
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom Continue winding in this manner
Winding a larger flower on a flower loom until you have gone all the way around the loom as many times as you want.
Large loomed flower wth crochet border Finish your flower with a centre and edging of your choice.
Making an even larger flower To make an even larger flower wind each petal behind two spokes instead of one.
Square loomed flowers

This technique works with round looms but not as well with square ones.

The corner petals turn out a little too short and it makes them look somewhat shapeless.


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