Learn to Weave Diagonals on a Little Loom

Weave a Diagonal

Weaving a diagonal shape isn't hard, in this lesson I'll show you how to weave a diagonal horizontally on your little loom.

wall hanging with a diagonal woven pattern

Let's Dig Into Diagonals

For your first diagonal, it’s much easier if the two colors you use are the same kind of yarn. If one strand is thicker than the other, you’ll run into problems. Save that sort of creativity for later - after you've had a bit of practice.

Here’s a diagram to show you the weave structure.

weaving a diagonal shape


Weave 2 rows of color A.

beginning of a diagonal weave


Weave one row to the right, but turn back on the second warp end in from the right.

Repeat, turning back on the third warp end in from the right.

Keep weaving this pattern, returning on the next warp thread in from the right.

weaving a diagonal shape


Once you finish weaving color A’s diagonal, weave color B in on top of color A...

weaving second color in a diagonal weave


until color B reaches the left side.

how to weave two diagonal shapes together


You can keep weaving these diagonal shapes, or you can turn them into triangle patterns.

How to weave  a triangle shape


Now you’re ready to try weaving diagonals with more than two colors. Have fun experimenting with color combinations and triangles!

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beginner's weaving book by lucy Jennings

Here are the looms you can find in my shop:

Lucy Loom - 5 x 7 inches - Acrylic 

Acrylic loom for beginner weavers


Annie Loom - 5.5 x 10 inch - Wood

5.5 x 10 inch wood loom


Do you like tiny things? I do!


Tiny Loom - 2.5 x 3.5 inches - Wood

tiny 2.5 x 3.5 inch wooden loom

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