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A 2-Color Flower Motif
Simple Looms Produce Flowers for Craft Projects
Flower looms come in various brands and styles, all using the same basic techniques. Loom flowers are a simple craft for children or adults. Because the loom makes flowers all of uniform size, many people can contribute to a single large project, such as an afghan.
This craft can be used in a classroom, camp, after-school program, retirement home, or your home. Loom flowers are a great use for odds and ends of yarn from past projects. One bloom is a perfect adornment for a bobby pin, headband, or gift bow. You can also collect blooms for a long time and eventually make a scrap afghan or bedspread.
Experiment with various materials. Yarn, ribbon, and raffia all make great blooms.For sewing the centers of raffia or ribbon flowers, use heavy thread such as as buttonhole twist or crochet cotton.
Using the Boye Bloom Loom - Double-Layered Flower on Loom
This loom is easy to find in most craft stores. Look near the crochet hooks and knitting needles. Basic written instructions for using the loom are included with the Bloom Loom. Pegs are numbered and the instructions will show how to wind the yarn to create the petals.
A plastic yarn darning needle is used to stitch the center using two rounds of overlapping back stitches. The yarn is then cut and ends darned in. The Bloom Loom also features a set of inner pegs on the back side for those who wish to create reversible flowers (great for afghans or scarves.)
Vintage Daisy Loom Patterns - Get That Groovy Retro Look!
Great looks from the seventies look fresh today. Make a shawl, vest or other accessory. Hairpin lace requires just a crochet hook and a simple, inexpensive loom.
Joining Flowers for Projects
From Single Bloom to Afghan!
The most common way to join blooms is with crochet. Like Irish crochet, in which individual flowers are crocheted and then joined with a crocheted mesh background, blooms can be incorporated into any crocheted item.
If you are familiar with granny squares, the technique for yarn flowers is similar. Join the yarn in one outer petal. Chain a few stitches, then slip stitch in the next petal. Continue around until the flower is completely circled with crochet. Join the circles like you would fabric yo-yos, with a few stitches at top, bottom, left and right of each circle.
Some looms can produce a flower that is already in a square shape. Treat these flowers like patchwork or granny squares and join with slip stitch crochet or with sewing.
Make Crocheted Centers
This tutorial shows how to make crocheted centers instead of the standard back-stitched centers.Make a regular circle or do the heart as shown below.
Projects Using Loom Flowers - Toys and Wearable Items
Here are some great ideas for using daisy loom or bloom loom flowers. Make jewelry, toys, scarves, or baby blankets by joining flowers with crochet or sewing them together.
Lovey or Blankie
- Ravelry: Flower Loom Footsies pattern by Jennifer Stark
Make these fun little footsies to keep your favorite baby tootsies warm and cozy.
- Flower Looms: Double Sided Flowers on the Bloom Loom
Free instructions for making a double sided flower on a bloom loom
- Tutorial: Giant loom blooms | Needlework News | CraftGossip.com
Make a giant bloom!
- Flower Looms: Simple Crochet Edging & Join With Picots
Free instructions for joining flowers made on a daisy loom
- Daisy Loom Inspiration - Flickr
Photos of projects from vintage daisy loom patterns