One of the interesting things about patterns for the 6″ and 4″ looms is that they’re not totally interchangeable. There’s probably a formula, but you’d have to do calculations of some kind. Math is not where my windswept mind likes to settle.

Another thing to consider is the size factor. What looks good on a 4″ square may look overly busy or boring on a larger square.

Here is one of my favorite 4″ weaving patterns adapted for the 6″ loom. It’s called “Horizontal Xs (modified for 6″).” I haven’t tested this one yet, but I’m reasonably sure it will produce an interesting all-over texture pattern.

Horizontal Xs (modified for 6″)

I’ve received flack for providing diagrams instead of typed-out instructions, but no offers of, “Let me help by typing some of them out because we all know how boring it is to type letters and numbers.” In fact, I was so annoyed by the comments that I quit the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group (it didn’t feel so supportive at the time!). When I’m feeling benevolent I’ll add typewritten instructions.

R1: P
Even Rows:
 P2, (U3, P3) x 3, U3, O1, U3, (P3, U3) x 3, P2
Odd Rows:
 P5, (O3, P3) x 2, O3, P7, (O3, P3) x 2, O3, P5
R24: P

6 Thoughts on “Horizontal Xs (modified for 6″ or 47 x 47) — pattern for 6″ loom

  1. I didn’t know this was why you quit PLSG! Would love to type out instructions for you

    • Sue Burton on 16 January 2018 at 12:53 PM said:

      Hi Carol,

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, I’m afraid it was plain petulance that caused me to quit the FB group. A lesson I learned in my childhood is that I usually only hurt myself when I make dramatic gestures like that. As far as I know, only one person noticed I left!

      If you would like to type instructions you can post them in the Comments section of any post that lacks them. That way I won’t have to proofread them (which is nearly as much work as typing them).

      Thanks again for your comment.


  2. Patricia Lee Ross on 16 January 2018 at 9:09 AM said:

    I personally love your diagrams and prefer to work from them.

    Thank you for all you are doing to expand the knowledge on pin loom weaving.


    • Sue Burton on 16 January 2018 at 12:52 PM said:

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you for your comment about my diagrams. I appreciate it SO much! I used to be dependent on written instructions, but when I began diagramming my designs I found how much easier it was to see what the design should look like. The diagram also provides most of the counting for the weaver. What was not to love? It was discouraging to read that they made better paper airplanes than instructions. It was probably most hurtful that no one said anything about how all those comments might make me feel–no one seemed to think beyond expressing their own opinion to the effect it might have on someone else.

      Thanks again for the encouragement!


  3. Jill Young Coelho on 27 January 2018 at 3:55 PM said:

    Dear Sue,
    I usually work with typed instructions, and this time I’m very grateful for the graph.
    I kept getting Row 3 wrong from the instructions, so was forced to remember what red and blue stand for, and puzzled over the graph.
    The typed version should have another O3 before the P7 in Row 3 :
    Row 3 – P5 (O3, P3) x2, O3, P7, (03, P3) x2, 03, P5
    Now, having typed out only one line of the instructions, I’m here to tell you that the graphs are lovely, and I’ll be happy to learn to read them!
    Thanks again for your generosity and tenacity, not to mention your creative windswept mind. Now back to Row 4, and onward.
    Best regards,
    Jill Coelho

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