Free Patterns For Loom Beading

One of the things i enjoy as much as beading on a loom is thinking up new designs and drawing them out on paper. Loom beaded strips can be used on so many things like dog leashes, cowboy hats, horse bridals and reins, hair barrettes, wrist bands and on and on.

I have some free patterns below for you to browse through and print if you wish. I will add more from time to time, so be sure to bookmark this site, and tell all your friends.

Loom Beaded Strips

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All of these loom beading patterns are created by me, one bead at a time. Feel free to print and use any patterns you wish, make stuff with them, sell stuff with them. BUT PLEASE DO NOT SELL MY PATTERNS INDIVIDUALLY OR IN A COLLECTION. You are more than welcome to use them on your blogs and web-sites, but please give credit by way of a link to this page.

Using The Patterns

These patterns are just simple geometric designs. They were not made to specifically fit any one project you might want to do. They are more or less just swatches to get your creativity flowing.

For example, if you want to make a beaded strip to sew on a belt, you may take one of the patterns above and repeat it several times till you have the correct length you need. Or perhaps, you are just making a beaded barette, and the patterns above are too long, well you could just omit rows from the patterns to get your desired length.

On each pattern i have tried to give an idea of the actual size it would turn out to be if you are using size 10/0 beads. In general, a square inch is 10 beads wide and 15 beads high. If you use a different size bead, the size will end up totally different.

Loom Beading Graph Paper

Printable template to make your own patterns by hand. Click on the image to enlarge. Right click to print picture. Make sure your printer is set to landscape.
Printable template to make your own patterns by hand. Click on the image to enlarge. Right click to print picture. Make sure your printer is set to landscape.

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Comments 39 comments

hi nightwriter 20 months ago

I have a question.I am new to bead loom and was wandering of I can do pictures and hang them up and how would I do that.also is there other projects I can do other jewelry.


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Jacobb9205 22 months ago from Gloucestershire

Thank you for the patterns!


jennifer Russell 4 years ago

I have a question? does any more know how much a bead book would cost? and all so does any one know if there is a book that has patterns for looms to do beading on?


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

I also have memories of doing bead loom bracelets as a kid. My dad made simple Indian designs for me on graph paper. Enjoy! My eyes are not so good for seeing these tiny beads these days. Voted your hub up. I love arts.


209 4 years ago

You know you don't have to put beads on only one at a time.... you can put them all on at once..... its easier that way... but your things you make are....EXEMPLARY!!!!!!!!!!


209 4 years ago

You know you don't have to put beads on only one at a time.... you can put them all on at once..... its easier that way... but your things you make are....EXEMPLARY!!!!!!!!!!


jennifer Russell 4 years ago

I would like to know if you have any patterns that i might have and if so here is my email address and tell me how you do that on a loom and how many beads do you use to make those neat patterns because i would like to try to make something like that with my beads,oh...do the beads have to be small or can they be big beads? or does it matter?


carrie 5 years ago

How do you keep all the beeds between warps when the string of beeds are long? Please help if you can. I just bought a large loom. graduating from the small one.


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tech-coed-62 5 years ago from MA

Appreciate your efforts - these are great designs for New Bead Loom Weavers. Looking forward to more.


Roberta Clarine Henry 5 years ago

I want to say Thank You for thefree patterns. I was looking for some nice ones. And I found them here on your wesite.Iam new at this craft.I do remember that my grandme stared to teach me when I was about twelve years old. That was a very long time ago.Iamalmost 60 years old now.I have just resonly began to get into loom beading. I really wish that I had beenable to start this craft long ago.Please keep these wonderful pattern coming. Again I would like to say thank you very much.May the lord bless you. glitteringstargazer


alyssa 5 years ago

i like thisi site i just wish there were more patterns if there is more patterns will someone please post on hot to get to them


marilyn natter 6 years ago

I AM TRYING TO MAKE A PATTERN TO BEAD ON MY LOOM.

IT'S A PICTURE OF MY LITTLE GRANDSON.

HOW DO I USE COLORS FOR THE FACE OF A TODDLER. I KNOW I NEED PINKS, BUT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS REALLY WHITE OR OFF WHITE? WOULD THE SHADOWS BE TANS OR GRAYS??

PLEASE HELP, THANK YOU


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rgarnett 6 years ago from KC, MO

Thanks for this hub. It was exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for blank graph paper and you gave me some! Awesome hub. I appreciate it.


Nelly 6 years ago

What if your through halfway beading on a loom making a bracelet, and i run out of string.

What do I do??


matt 6 years ago

they are large i only have a small loom but thse are great ideas


chabias 6 years ago

tangalady,

I found this info at Instructables. What you need will be near the end of the video. Hope this helps.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Bead...


tangalady 6 years ago

I am new to loom beading. I am finished with a piece. Have it off the loom. Now I need to know how to put the fastners on the end for a bracelet. Any help would be appreciated. Tried a crimp bead but that cut the warp threads. Can you say disaster! LOL Thanks for any suggestions


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Night Writer 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Kristin. I use special needle for leather. It is very strong and almost looks like a knife blade on the end. I think they are called glover needles.


Kristin 6 years ago

How do you actually mount the completed loom work on thick leather (ex: a belt)?


Haylee 7 years ago

Hi, I'm new to weaving and am trying to make my own pattern with letters. Could you please give my some tips?


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Night Writer 7 years ago from Canada Author

Hi Sarah. Thanks for the nice compliment. I am hoping to make more patterns soon to share on here, or even perhaps another small website for beading fanatics. When you have your piece finished, you can put a piece of tape around the strings on each end. Then cut your strings beside the tape. When you go to sew your loomed piece onto leather or whatever fabric you choose, you simply fold the tape underneath so it is hidden. Hope that helps. :)


Sarah 7 years ago

Hi, I have a question:

How do you finish something you've done on a loom? I mean like how do you take it off, and hide all the threads and keep the beads from coming off the end?

By the way, I really like all you're patterns!


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mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Well, it's settled now! I know what I'll be doing all summer long now. Thanks for the tips and patterns.


Loree 7 years ago

I JUST GOT NEW LOOM, AND MANY PRETTY SZ 11 SEED BEADS & BUGLE BEADS AS NEWLY DIAGNOSIS OF REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY-WAS REGISTERED NURSE FOR 20 YEARS & NEVER HEARD OF BUT BASICALLY SETTLES IN AREA THAT MAY HAVE PAST INJURY OR SOME EFFECTS IN RARE CASE ALMOST ENTIRE BODY, I BROKE ANKLE YEARS AGO SO STRATED W/PINK SPOT ABOVE TOE OUT OF BLUE BY END OF DAY FOOT LOOKED LIKE A FOOTBALL DARK PURPLE & COULD NOT TOUCH OR MOVE W/O SEVERE PAIN LET ALONE WALK ON-NO CURE A FOREVER THING IN MY CASE IF PUT FOOT DOWN FOR 5 MINUTES STARTS TURNING PURPLE & ONLY HELP IS EXPENSIVE NERVE BLOCKS I CANNOT AFFORD & 4 PAIN ONLY WILL NOT IMPROVE AREA-SEEN IN MANY PEOPLE W/ ANXIETY/DEPRESSION-WHICH IS ME, SO MY BROTHER WHO OWNS STORE ON RESERVATION GAVE ME ALL THESE BEADS/LOOM/THREAD/NEEDLES/SZ 11 SEED BEADS & BUGLE BEADS & 12 PAGES OF PAPER LIKE YOURS-SINCE IN BED A LOT THOUGHT WOULD HELP MY NERVES BUT NO IDEA WHAT TO MAKE AS WHEN I WAS 6 YEARS OLD WAS AN OLD PRO BUT FORGOT MOST OF IT AS 42 NOW SO MY 6 Y.O. GRAND-DAUGHTER WANTS A BEADED ANYTHING W/ HELLO KITTY ON BUT I'M NOT GIFTED @ ALL DRAWING OUT ANYTHING-DO U HAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW WOULD DO PATTERN LOOKS BASIC ENOUGH BUT NOT 4 ME AS CANNOT GRAPH ANYTHING AS TRIED-ANY IDEA WHAT WOULD MAKE AS 1ST PROJECT ON LOOM SMALL CAN MAKE PROJECTS 2"X24" WAS THINKING BRACELET AS HE ALSO GAVE ME SOME SOFT LEATHER BUT STUMPED ON PATTERN-REMEMBER BASIC'S ON SETTING UP LOOM AND ADDING BEADS FROM PATTERN BUT PATTERN IS MY PROBLEM WAS THINKING JUST COUPLE KITTY HEADS W/ BOW & FEW FLOWERS HERE & THERE HAVE GONE THRU 5 SHEETS OF PAPER & CANNOT SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT WHERE LOOKS LIKE HELLO KITTY FACE-AM I SLOW IN THE HEAD OR IN THE PAIN IN MY FOOT MAKING ME TOTALLY UNGIFTED AS THOUGHT WOULD BE SO SIMPLE-HAVING BAD FLARE UP W/ FOOT & BLIZZARD WARNINGS GOING CRAZY BORED ANY IDEAS?? SO SORRY SO LONG JUST TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT W/ THE NEW RSD DIAGNOSIS, THOUGHT OF LIVING LIKE THIS FOREVER HAS ME SO DOWN & PAIN IS SO SEVERE & REALLY NEED A DISTRACTION OF SOME KIND & COMMITTED TO TRYING TO DO THIS HELLO KITTY THING AS SHE CAN USE PHONE NOW & CALLS WANTING TO KNOW IF I'M DONE YET-LOL!!! IF COULD POST ANY IDEAS I WOULD BE FOREVER GRATEFUL-U R GIFTED & LOVE YOUR PATTERNS & COLOR CHOICES-U R SO KIND IN SHARING W/ THE WORLD YOUR TALENT AS MANY WILL ONLY SELL U PATTERN & BOOKS ARE EXPENSIVE & USUALLY LIKE ONLY COUPLE THINGS IN ENTIRE BOOK FOR $30.00 & I CANNOT AFFORD AS CAN NO LONGER WORK W/ FOOT AS CHRONIC RIGHT NOW & MOVING UP NOW TO ABOVE ANKLE PRAYING STOPS EXTENDING-ONLY HAVE HOTMAIL ADDRESS SO WILL CHECK BACK 4 ANY SUGGESTIONS AS THINK SAID CANNOT US HOTMAIL?? TY 4 YOUR TIME & AGAIN SO SORRY SO LONG, Lost Loree


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

hi Marge. Thanks for dropping by! Your beaded bracelets are beautiful by the way!


reddawn 8 years ago from New England

Thank you, I have had people asking where good loom paper could be found on the web, so I hunted and pecked my way here. I put it up on my blog, and gave full credits and links to you! http://beadandfeathers.blogspot.com , an aftershoot of my anartistlife.com blog Thank you!, Marge


Barstamp 8 years ago

Thank you for the graph paper. I am just getting started with my new loom. It is a bit intimidating, but I plan to work at it until I get it straight. Most of the patterns seemed to be cute or Native American. I bought two books, by Margie Deeb, that have some great designs. Also, I plan to start with simple bracelets, and maybe progress from there. But, if all I do is bracelets that's fine too.

Happy Beading!


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

ohhh i see..well i am glad the graph paper helped a bit!


Amber 8 years ago

Yes, I was looking for tips on how to make a pattern that resembled zebra stripes. Not really looking for the pattern itself. I decided in the end to use your graph paper and measure it off. I then started coloring in stripes. It's actually working well! The graph paper is a huge help. Before I'd always just thought it up in my head or used a piece of paper but with this type of pattern it was almost impossible.


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

amber...not quite sure what kind of pattern you mean. are you looking for a loom pattern that will look like zebra stripes?


Amber 8 years ago

Hi Night Writer,

I had a question about certain types of print beading and if you'd ever done any. A friend of mine has requested I make her a Zebra Print bracelet. Although, in concept, it could be easy, I'm having a hard time even working out the pattern on paper. If you've ever done anything like this, are there any tips you could offer?

Thanks!


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

hi wamble. i saw your comment, and have been trying to figure out a way for you to get your task done. unfortunately i am a little stumped to.

so you have your two strips done. you could take the pieces off the loom and weave the two strips together with thread, but that still leaves all those cool little warp threads to hide eh? and that's where i don't see a solution.

if you were willing you could put the two pieces on a material backing allowing you to tape off those warp threads and hide them underneath, stitiching your finished pieces to the backing. but i don't know if that's an ideal solution for a necklace either.

if i may ask what kind of loom do you have? was it homemade or something. The reason i am asking is the ones you buy in the store do allow you to make a very long strip even though it doesn't appear that you can. It takes a bit of practice, but you can make your warp threads as long as you want and then simply roll them on the piece of dowling until your thread is tight. then bead as normal, when you run out of room, you simply loosen the screws on both ends, and start rolling your finished piece on the dowling on the side where you started, and unrolling some more thread on the other end, which creates a whole lot of room to continue on, tighten the screws back up and away you go again until you reach the desired length. i hope that makes sense. feel free to ask more questions if you are still stuck, and perhaps other people visiting the hub may offer some cool suggestions for you..good luck!


Wamble 8 years ago

How can one join two loomed strips end to end

I made two stips to make a necklace size to fit around my wife's neck , my loom was not long enough the two strips are on the loom still

thank you my e-mail address is Wamble57@gmail.com thank again


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

Great! Thanks for the help Jan. I owe you one!


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reviews by jan 8 years ago from British Columbia

Hi Night Writer, I printed out the graph paper. It came out on my printer the exact same size as it is shown on my computer screen. it printed fine in 'portait format' It looks like it is actually to scale. I would use sharp pencil crayons instead of felt pens to work out the colour patterns. I will use it for my next loom project! Thanks, it will be a great help - usually I work out the pattern in my head, or a piece of scrap paper!


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

I don't have a printer at the moment, so if anyone see problems when printing the patterns or graph paper , please let me know. I am thinking you would have to use landscape format for most patterns or adjust the margins a bit. I would also be interested to know if the patterns are large enough on paper to follow easily.


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Night Writer 8 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks very much Cindy. Square graph paper is just as good in most cases, like geometric patterns. I just find they are not very good if you were beading certain things, for example a horse, or some kind of animal. You end up with something that doesn't really turn out in the right porportion.

And thank you Jan. Nice to see other people out there that enjoy beading as much as i do. Can't wait to see more hubs from both of you!


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Cindy Lietz 8 years ago from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I love your bead designs Night Writer! Thank you so much for the Loom Bead Graph Paper. You can always use regular square graph paper to design patterns, but your bead graph paper gives a way more realistic look and makes it much easier to visualize the finished pattern.


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reviews by jan 8 years ago from British Columbia

Beautiful bead graphics - very realistic!.  The loom beading graph paper is amazing, what a lot of work.  Great Job!  I added this hub to my beading hubs.

Jan

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