In the “Single Outline Diamond with beads” video, near the end, I demonstrate . . .


The first thing to do is use your thumb to press down on the threads when there’s not enough room for the Tug technique (see My First Video). Next you can use your fork; if your fork doesn’t have a straight edge at the end of the handle, you can use the side of the tines.

When you’ve hit the frame and nothing else will do, you can use a crochet hook. I use an Amour by Clover, size B (2.25 mm) because it fits through the pins (sometimes I have to use the hook to rewarp parts of the loom that inadvertently “gang aft agley”) and it’s not useful for most of my crocheting.

Crochet hooks--the omni-tool of needlework-and-all-other-worlds

Crochet hooks–the omni-tool of the-needlework-and-all-other-worlds

Tightness Tip 2

With the needle in place, use the crochet hook to gently pull the warp thread loops away from the pins. This will help pack the weaving a little tighter below, and will give you a little more room to weave that last row.

These techniques are demonstrated in this video. Go to 5:40 on the clock.

It’s not as if anyone was hounding me to make a video of this particular technique, but I wanted to because it will save me time describing it. I really hope it will be helpful.

Technique is shown on a Loomette loom.

The pattern is HORIZONTAL Xs, Variation 1

Row 1: Plain (P)

Even rows: P-2; U-3, P3 (4x); U-3, P-2

Odd rows: P-5; O-3, P-3 (3x); O-3, P-5

Row 16: P

The finished square

The finished square