(Originally published 17 Oct 2017)

I haven’t woven these two patterns, but I know they looked good as 4″ squares.

I offer them here for the 6″ loom.

“Home Is Where the Heart Is” with optional solid heart and chimney placement

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“Home, Sweet Home”

NOTE ABOUT READING PATTERNS FROM CHARTS

The chart (or diagram) is a really lovely tool. Not only is it useful when designing, but it’s also useful when weaving. Obviously you get a preview of what the design looks like, but it also makes pattern sharing almost foolproof. I don’t have to transcribe a bunch of letters and numbers nor count a bunch of stitches.

When a pattern is a mirror image of itself—as most of this one is—you don’t need to know how many plain weave (or U3) stitches there are in a row. Just count forward up to the center line, then count backward after you hit it, e.g. if you’re supposed to plain weave 9 stitches (P9), count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5—center line—4, 3, 2, 1. This has saved me gallons of time and has spared my eye sight as well. Try it out!

2 Thoughts on “2 House Patterns — 6″ ( 47 x 47) loom

  1. Honor on 5 May 2019 at 4:06 AM said:

    Thanks for this, Sue. I’m just a bit puzzled by how *all* the stitches can be “optional”. Because if you take the option not to do any of them, you would end up with a plain weave square, lol. Possibly I’m being over pedantic – but I mention it in case you actually intended to make at least some of the stitches compulsory.

    Or are the light blue stitches actually mid blue & just look light because they’re in crayon? I may be talking nonsense here, tell me if I am.

    • Sue Burton on 5 May 2019 at 5:48 AM said:

      The two charts from the original post are old style charts, so I redrew them. Hopefully the instructions are clearer now.

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