Friday, July 07, 2006

Make your own Hairpin Crochet Loom

I wanted to try hairpin crochet and was able to make a loom from stuff around the house. The project was fun so I thought I'd post instructions for you to try.

Materials Needed:

2 bamboo skewers or other straight sticks. (The skewers were a little over 1/8 inch diameter, could probably go up to 1/4 inch.)
2 hot glue sticks. I used 4 inch 120 degree hot melt glue sticks. Make sure they have a high melting temperature so they
don't melt from your hands or in a hot room.
Sandpaper (not shown)
Drill. (
not shown, if you have strong hands, you may be able to push the sticks in with your hands.)

Note - This step should be performed by an adult.
Drill a hole, the diameter of the skewer or slightly less, on each end of the glue sticks. Be careful to align the drill holes so the skewers will be parallel to each other. I like to make the holes on one of the glue sticks slightly larger so that it can be easi
ly removed (if it is too large though it won't stay in place).

Lightly sand the skewers so there are no splinters or rough spots. Attach the skewers to the glue sticks making sure to keep the skewers parallel to each other. Keep the glue sticks at opposite ends of the skewers to form the loom.

Here is your new hairpin crochet loom ready to use.









Here is a smaller loom I made with 2 inch glue sticks. You can also drill the holes closer together.










Start to hairpin crochet.

















Here are some strips I joined together.









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5 comments:

Kat said...

Thanks so much for posting your tutorial. I have been brainstorming making my own loom too. Your idea is simple and very do-able. Thanks for sharing. I am off to try this one.
Kat

Anonymous said...

logmouse said i made a loom out of 7/16 dowel rods and thin 1/4 to 3/8 inch pine pieces, you can make it as long as you want then.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, so very much. I want to attempt this project after I attempt to make something hairpin'd.

Nichole Verville said...

I just found this via the Hook and I website. It's fantastic! Thanks so much for posting! :-)

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