Learn to Weave Horizontal Stripes on a Little Loom

Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal stripes are the easiest technique in weaving.

Perfect for beginning weavers.

All you have to do is weave a few rows of each color.


Not quite.

If you want neat and clean edges, you have to loop the yarns around each other on the selvedges (the sides of the weaving).

Let's get started.

little weaving with horizontal stripes


How to weave stripes with clean edges

Weave four rows of color A.

Begin color B on the opposite side.

begin to weave horizontal stripe

On the return be sure to loop around the color  yarn. This will hide color A inside the selvedge until you use it again.

weaving second color for horizontal stripes

Weaving four rows of each color creates an even stripe.

Weaving three rows of each color looks a little wavy.

And weaving two rows of each color is even wavier.

weaving stripes of different thickness

I'm using my Lucy Loomclick here to get one for yourself!

If you've never woven before - go here for the first lesson: 

Getting Started Weaving

What happens when you weave one row of each color? You get vertical stripes! 

Click here to go to the next lesson, How to Weave Vertical Stripes on a Little Loom.

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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