Learn how to weave a simple pattern that packs a BIG punch!
Houndstooth is one of the most classic patterns for fabrics. Whether on a scarf, coat, skirt, purse, chair, blanket, or umbrella, the houndstooth never seems to go out of style. If you have it in your wardrobe, you will have a piece that will always be fashionable, at least in pattern.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to weave the simplest version of houndstooth – a 2×2. This size is also known as pinwheel and puppytooth.
I am using my rigid heddle loom in this tutorial; however, the houndstooth pattern may be created in the same way on many other types of looms. You should only need to adapt it to your loom’s particular warping method.
I have written this tutorial with the assumption that the reader will have a basic knowledge of warping and plain weaving. If any part of the tutorial is unclear, please leave a question in the comments, and I will try to help you out.
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After warping as shown in photo #1, begin creating the houndstooth pattern by weaving two weft strands of one color. Proceed to the color change in photo #2.
Make sure you don’t do this instead!
My Houndstooth Projects
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How do you like the Houndstooth pattern? Do you have any questions for me?