Q:

How do I take a potholder off of a loom?

A:

Quick Answer

Once you have finished a potholder, you need to create a crocheted edge as you take it off the loom. You can use the hook tool that comes with the kit, but a crochet hook usually works better. Either way, taking your finished potholder off of the loom is a fairly easy process.

Know More
How do I take a potholder off of a loom?
Credit: Nic McPhee CC-BY-SA 2.0

Full Answer

  1. Pull off the first two loops

    Pick a corner, and carefully pull the first two loops off the peg. Put your hook through the first loop.

  2. Make your first stitch

    Pull the second loop that you pulled off through the first loop. You should now have only the second loop around your hook.

  3. Repeat all the way around

    Continue pulling loops through the previous one, taking just one loop off of the loop at a time, until you have gone all the way around the potholder. The loops shouldn't come completely loose, but if you have short loops that were pulled tight, you may need to hold onto them before you can grab them with your hook.

  4. Finish it off

    When you pull the final loop through, pull it to secure it in place. Leave it long, and use it to hang up your potholder. If you are worried about it coming undone, you may want to put the hook through your first stitch and pull the final loop back through the first stitch.

Learn more about Crafting

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you use a weaving loom?

    A:

    To use a weaving loom, first warp the loom and then weave by pulling the weft yarn through the gap between the bottom and top of the warp using a shed stick. Continue this process until you weave the whole fabric.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who invented the weaving loom?

    A:

    Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the Jacquard loom, which was a mechanical loom, in 1801. Other looms include the dobby loom, the backstrap loom, the foot-treadle floor loom and the horizontal ground loom.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you make loom bracelets?

    A:

    Make an easy single chain loom band bracelet on a loom or with your fingers using only 25 stretch bands and a stretch band clip. The process takes less than 10 minutes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you make your own beading loom?

    A:

    To make a simple beading loom, attach two smaller pieces of wood on either end of a wooden base, and attach two large eye hooks on each of the smaller pieces of wood that support the bolts that the beading thread runs across.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore