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Weaving Techniques || Double Diamond Pattern

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving LoomI felt like it was time again to play around with weave patterns again, because why not. This pattern is a really pretty pattern that alternates between small and large diamonds. This pattern messed with me when I was trying to figure it out, so my best advice is to not think about the picture as a whole, but instead think of just the row you are working on and the picture will form itself with each new row. And trust me, if you can do a plain weave, then you certainly can weave this pattern.

As usual I will be weaving from bottom to top and left to right and I put down two base row of plain weave. Also my advice for the end warp is do whatever you have to in order to make the pattern again. This means if I end with an over the last warp and then I’m supposed to go over one under two in the next row, I know I can’t do this. So I’ll end with an over then do three unders and continue with my pattern. Basically, the end warps won’t match the pattern, but no one will really notice.

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving LoomHere is the grid that i’m weaving to. If you want to weave a longer area then this grid then go ahead, the pattern just repeats and can be whatever length or width you want. Again I’m starting in that bottom left corner when I talk about the rows I’m weaving and building up from there.

Here are the row steps:

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 1 | weave your weft thread over 1 warp to start. Then the pattern for the row is under 1 warp, over 3 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, repeat (under 1, over 3…)

row 2 | you’re now weaving back from right to left. The pattern for this row is under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 3 | Over 2, under 3, repeat (over 2, under 3…)

row 4 | under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 5 | weave your weft thread over 1 warp to start. Then the pattern for the row is under 1 warp, over 3 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, repeat (under 1, over 3…)

row 6 | over 2, under 3, repeat (over 2, under 3…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 7 | weave under 1 warp. Then begin the pattern over 2, under 1, over 2, under 5, repeat (over 2, under 1…)

row 8 | under 2, over 3, repeat (under 2, over 3…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 9 | weave under 1 warp. Then begin the pattern over 2, under 1, over 2, under 5, repeat (over 2, under 1…)

row 10 | over 2, under 3, repeat (over 2, under 3…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving Loomrow 11 | weave your weft thread over 1 warp to start. Then the pattern for the row is under 1 warp, over 3 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, under 1 warp, over 2 warps, repeat (under 1, over 3…)

row 12 | under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)

Double Diamond Pattern| The Weaving LoomHere it is Finished! Again, if you’re intimidated by this (which I was when first trying to do this) it’s probably because you’re trying to think about the big pattern over all. Just follow the pattern for each row and as you go it will build.  Draft patterns like this one, are very prominent in floor loom weaves, but I think they look really nice in wall hangings too.

If you like making patterns in your weaves, check out my twill and chevron patterns. Those are less complicated if you want to start there first.

Have you added any patterns into your weaves? I would love to hear about what you’re working on.The Weaving Loom blog for weavers

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Happy Weaving!

Kate

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Teresa west
    November 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    As always, thank you so much for the inspiration and tutorial!

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Teresa! I’m more than happy to share 🙂

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    Andrea
    December 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER! I’m about to cut my latest weaving off my smaller loom and then I’m doing this next! That’s so rad. You’re the best for sharing your knowledge and ideas. I appreciate it a lot. ❤️

    Thanks! -@anderaf

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 6, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I’m excited to see what you make 🙂 Please tag me, if you remember so I can check it out.

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    adrianna
    December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it. Have you ever considered doing little step by step videos? I love the techniques you use, but i get a bit confused sometimes. A video might be helpful to beginners like me 🙂

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Hi Adrianna! Thank you, I hope you have fun weaving this pattern. I absolutely agree that videos are very helpful. I’ve made a few, but I don’t have a good video recorder, so the way I’ve made them is a bit different. You can find them by clicking on the YouTube Channel link at the top of my blog or here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LKWqnTDo2ec3f4XZ6onfA
      I certainly hope to make more in the future.

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    Maria
    February 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I spent about an hour getting to row 10 hahaha and throughout, I kept getting stuck on the next row and the next row, like where to start off in the pattern as a whole. It’s weird.. but I’ll get it.

    • Reply
      Kate
      February 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Maria,

      Don’t worry you’ll get. I had the exact same problem in the beginning, because I kept looking for the diamond pattern and it wasn’t there, lol. I finally just followed my grid without thinking about making the pattern and it came together. It is a really weird experience 🙂

  • Reply
    Mia
    May 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

    What material are you using to weave? I want to try wool roving, but I don’t know if it will work. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Kate
      May 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Mia, I used a super bulky yarn. I think a wool roving could work, it might be a little slower to weave with it, but I think it would look really nice.

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