30+ Free Weaving Patterns

Weaving might have been one of the earliest crafts that I started with as a child.  I had one of those potholder looms and would spend hours weaving the colorful loops into special potholders for my mom and grandmothers.

It’s safe to say they had plenty of too-small potholders filling up their kitchen drawers, but that’s what parents and grandparents do, right?Small Kids Pin Loom

Although weaving is fun for all ages, this page has patterns for the more experienced adult weaver.

This page is devoted to weaving patterns using all types of materials to make fun and functional projects.

Some of these projects involve the use of a weaving loom.  Take a look at our weaving topic page to learn more about loom weaving.

Inkle Loom Patterns

Inkle looms are discussed in detail on our loom weaving page. 7 Simple Inkle Loom Patterns from the Beginning Artist lists beautiful weaving patterns and weaving techniques to use on the Inkle loom.

The Inkle loom is great for beginners, but using the same weaving patterns over and over becomes tedious and lacks the joy of creativity that all of us on this site crave.

Check out the Simple Inkle Loom Patterns for fantastic and new weaving patterns to try.

Zoom Loom Patterns

If you use a zoom loom or a cricut loom, Benji’s backpack is a great project! Take a peek at the weaving pattern to make this beautiful backpack for kids or adults.

There are several other zoom loom weaving patterns below, like the checkerboard bag, the bolster, and hearthside blanket.  So much can be done with the zoom loom!

Although many of the weaving patterns are to be used with loom weaving, there are also weaving patterns that don’t involve the use of a loom at all and are perfect for those who want to weave but don’t have a loom.

The Cattail Mat on the Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel has wonderful directions to weave a mat with natural stems that can be used to dry fruit.  It is truly a creative video to watch and a great weaving pattern!

Repurposing, recycling and reusing materials is a must, and the milk carton coasters do just that.  The finished coasters are easy to make without a loom and can be wiped down quickly after use.

The many weaving patterns for use in the kitchen are projects made with and without looms.  Make beautiful napkins and towels to add to your table linens using a loom.

Pin Loom with Squares and YarnExample of a Pin Loom with Woven Squares and Yarn

The placemats on this page are more rustic than the linens with the loom, since they are created with a fun technique of weaving strips of fabric through cotton canvas. No loom required!

Scroll down to see all of the creative weaving patterns to try.  Whether a loom weaver or not, there is something here for everyone to try their hands at!

30+ Free Weaving Patterns

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7 Simple Inkle Loom Patterns

Here is a list of some of the most useful techniques and weaving patterns for inkle weaving and how to make them. the Beginning Artist

Basketweave Rug

This project uses pick-up sticks and a heddle rod with string heddles to create weft floats with two contrasting colors of yarn. Gist Yarn

Benji's Backpack

It's back-to-school time and that means backpack time. Here are free instructions on how to weave a backpack. Schacht Spindle

Bonfire Bag

Weave up this bag which features an autumnal color palette, reflecting the blue skies and bold colors of the changing leaves. Schacht Spindle

Calypso Wall Hanging

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With this free tutorial create a small textured weaving to hang on your wall. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cattail Mat

Cattail Mat

How to weave a cattail mat. Tim Rosanelli YouTube Channel

Hearth Side Blanket

For this free weaving project tutorial, zoom loom squares (pin weave squares) are crocheted together into a cozy blanket. Schacht Spindle

Holiday Stocking

This free weaving pattern explains how to weave a Christmas stocking on the rigid heddle loom or floor loom. Schacht Spindle

Hot Pads

Weave nine beautiful, colorful hot pads with these free patterns. Good Knit Kisses

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Milk Carton Coasters

Milk Carton Coasters

This is quite an easy weaving craft and the coasters will be ready in 5 minutes! Repurpose those leftover milk/juice cartons! Craft Bits

No-Sew Basket Weave Cotton Tote

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Paper Weaving Cards

Learn how to make paper weaving cards with this easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Gathered How

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Pin Loom Coasters

Whip up coasters with your pin loom and this free tutorial. Purl Soho

Plastic Bag Rug

This woven rug is pretty easy, really cool and costs next to nothing to make by making a cardboard loom and using plastic bags. Thrifty Fun

Pumpkin Pin Cushion

To make this festive pumpkin pin cushion your need a total of 5 woven squares, some fiber-fil, and a hint of crochet. This can also be used as a Halloween or Thanksgiving decoration. Schacht Spindle

Running Stitch Napkins

Weave up a timeless set of napkins to add to your table linen collection with this free pattern. Gist Yarn

Running Stitch Towels

With this free pattern weave a set of towels for the kitchen. Gist Yarn

Rustic Handwoven Placemats

Get the free instructions and learn how to weave rustic placemats for the table. Fabric Fascination

Sha Sha Ribbon Bag

Sha Sha Ribbon Bag

Weave this lovely ribbon bag with these free step-by-step directions. Craft Bits

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Soumak Weave Scarf

Use this free pattern to weave a Soumak scarf with rows of raised twisted stitches flowing across the width of the scarf making it a beautiful and timeless fiber art project. Purl Soho

Tapestry Sampler Bag

Try out tapestry weaving and make a handy little bag at the same time. You’ll use many techniques in this project: shading studies, rya, soumak, weft-faced color-and-weave, interlocking weft, clasped weft and more. Schacht Spindle

Woven Bowl

Woven Bowl

A practical woven bowl you can make with a paper plate and a few yarns. Craftsy Hacks

Woven Dishtowel

Weave a classic woven dishtowel with this free pattern. Purl Soho

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Zoom Loom Turkey

Here’s a quick project you can weave up just in time for Thanksgiving. The project requires only 4 woven squares. Get the free pattern here. Schacht Spindle

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