Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

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Rigid Heddle loom patterns will help you increase your weaving skills while creating beautiful garments and accessories for you and your home.

Discover valuable resources such as weaving tips, techniques, patterns, and products to enhance your skills and confidence. As I come across rigid heddle patterns, I will provide links to them on this page. You’ll find a mix of free and paid patterns. To learn more about a specific pattern, simply click the button below its information.

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Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns Collection

The Weaver’s PlayBox

The Rigid Heddle Weaver’s Playbox, a collaboration between Gist Yarn and Liz Gipson of Yarnworker, is a collection of three boxes filled with yarn from North American mills and dye houses, paired with an in-depth PDF guide that will help you expand your rigid heddle weaving skills.

Liz designed these boxes to help beginner and intermediate rigid heddle weavers deepen their learning and think creatively as weavers. These are for you if you know how to warp your loom and have a few projects under your belt. Choose any box, or try all three—you don’t have to do them in order.

Recycled Yarn Projects

Recycled Yarn Projects is a free download from Handwoven. Any plain weave pattern stating rigid heddle may be woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Projects Include:

  • Tote from Recycled Plastic Bags
  • T-shirt Rug
  • A Dressed-Up Bag

Click on the button below to get access to the free ebook. First, you must give them your email address, and they will send you the download link.

Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom

These patterns are from Weaving Today. Patterns include:

  • A pile weave pillow
  • Summer plaid scarf

Click on the button below to get access to the free ebook. First, you must give them your email address, and they will send you the download link.


Rigid Heddle Blanket
Windowpane Blanket – Gist Yarn Image

This cotton blanket, designed by Christine Jablonski, is woven with a pick-up stick in a windowpane pattern. The warp and weft floats closely resemble waffle weave.

Windowpane Blanket is a free pattern from Gist Yarn. Gist Yarn also has put together a kit for your purchasing convenience.

Dishcloths, Towels, & Washcloths

Instant Vintage Towels

Designed by Mary Unger

Instant Vintage Towel Rigid Heddle Pattern
Image by Gist Yarn

Woven loosely, these warp-dominant towels have an antique look and feel right off the loom. They make lovely hand towels and are also great for wrapping bread or your favorite baked goods.

Citrus Towels

Image by Gist Yarn & Fiber

A pair of striped towels woven with Duet Cotton/Linen. The colorful stripes in the warp are contrasted by a bright white weft, giving the towels a sun-washed appearance. Free pattern

Overshot Towels

Image by Gist Yarn

A set of cotton and linen towels woven with Mallo Cotton Slub and Duet Cotton/Linen. This rigid heddle pattern uses a pick-up stick and a supplementary weft to create weft floats inspired by the Halvdräll Towels (a 4-shaft) by Arianna Funk.

This pattern has video tutorials.

Designed by Christine Jablonskfor GIST: Yarn & Fiber.

Deep End Towels Designed by Christine Jablonski

Rigid Heddle Pattern Deep End Towels
Image by Gist

This reweave of a beloved Beam 3/2 Organic Cotton pattern makes three generous towels that are as beautiful as they are sturdy. A saturated color block in the center of the design creates visual depth, inspired by Christine’s childhood summers spent with her grandparents and the view of a young swimmer from the diving board of their pool.


Pattern for the Easy Woven Jacket – A Simple Kimono Made on a Small Rigid Heddle Loom Kindle Edition

Marcia McCormick designed and wove this jacket using worsted weight (Aran) yarn. ONE SIZE FITS ALL: This traditional kimono-style jacket is a loosely fitting garment, flattering to all figures. The chest circumference is 50 inches/127 cm; the length is 23 inches/58 cm, excluding fringe.

Pattern for the Easy Woven Jacket – A Simple Kimono Made on a Small Rigid Heddle Loom
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • McCormack, Marcia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 13 Pages – 11/15/2014 (Publication Date)

Scarf Patterns

Brooks Bouquet Scarf

Rigid Heddle Pattern Brooks Bouquet Scarf
Gist Yarn Image

Designed by Emma Rhodes. Woven by Elizabeth Springett.

This lightweight cotton and linen scarf uses a plain weave with hand-manipulated lace details. This project is for a rigid heddle loom.

Houndstooth Scarf

Houndstooth Scarf – Gist Yarn Image

Try shuttle out on this Houndstooth Scarf designed by Christine Jablonski and available as a kit at Gist Yarn.

Berroco Orchid Blossom Scarf Designed by Angela Tong

Orchard Blossom Scarf was designed for beginners and is fun for more experienced weavers. The yarn practically does all the work. Pick two colors of Berrroco Sesame, warp with one, and weave with the other, and see the beautiful scarf emerge. First, click the link below the image for the free PDF. Then, click on the yarn images below to pick out your yarn choices.

Orchid Blossom Scarf Pattern PDF – Berroco Image
Berroco Sesame Wool Cotton Blend Tweed Yarn (7413 – Cherry Blossom)
  • Fiber Content: 43% Wool, 39% Acrylic, 9% Cotton, 9% Nylon; Net Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
  • Yarn Weight: 4 – Medium/Worsted/Aran Length: 210 m / 230 yards
  • Needle Size: 7 US / 4.5 mm; Gauge: 19-20 sts x 25-26 rows = 10 cm / 4 in
  • Texture: Plied, Tweed. Care: For best results, place garment in a mesh wash bag, machine wash separately in cold water on delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.
  • Disclaimer: we do not accept discrepancies in yarn hue as a subject for claims. Almost everybody sees and describes colors differently. The colors are named by the manufacturer, not by us. Our pictures are as accurate as possible. Please keep in mind: yarn color swatches are rendered differently based on your monitor. The best way to be sure you are finding the desired color is to visit your local yarn store.

Scrap Sock Scarf Project from the Woolery by Emily

Woolery Image

If you are a rigid heddle loom weaver and love knitting socks and shawls with finger-weight yarn, you might like to try this Sock Scrap Scarf by Emily.

Emily details organizing your yarn scraps and has clear instructions and pictures of the project.

Materials Used

Textured Cotton Scarf

Image by Gist Yarn & Fiber

This textured cotton scarf is for all seasons and all skill levels. Free Pattern.

Rigid Heddle Texture Infusion and Cozy Texture Scarf

The Woolery Image

Learn how to add pizzaz to plain weaving by weaving this 6″ scarf, or read The Woolery’s new blog post and weave this Cozy Texture Scarf.

Cozy Texture Scarf – The Woolery Image

The Woolery has several free PDF scarf patterns to download and rigid heddle weaving kits for sale.

Planning Your Project

Weaving Project Planner and Journal: Designed for the beginner or experienced weaver working on a rigid heddle, 4 or 8 shaft loom.
  • Publications, MagsRags Crafters (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 135 Pages – 04/25/2020 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)

Rigid Heddle Books, Patterns, and Accessories

Gist Yarn List of Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

If you want to see all of Gist Yarn’s rigid heddle loom patterns in one place, please follow this link: Gist Yarn Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom 

CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom
  • Wood, Myra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 50 Pages – 07/03/2021 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)

Long Thread Media publishes a magazine for little looms, including fantastic patterns for the rigid heddle loom.

Classes and Other Instruction

Whether you are interested in fabric or yarn crafts, food, art, or living better, Craftsy has something for you!

Browse Craftsy’s Classes Today!

Weave Light and Airy Lace with Your Rigid-Heddle Loom

Explore amazing lace patterns and learn to start weaving lace using your rigid-heddle loom and a pick-up stick.

Expand Your Creativity!

Join Esther Rodgers in this course and learn various techniques and effects to expand your creativity and enjoyment of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.

This course will cover how to: 

  • Use exciting techniques like mixed warps, rya knots, loops, and soumak to add interest to your weaving
  • Effectively use color for maximum impact 
  • Create negative space in your weaving 
  • Embrace “mistakes” as design elements of beautiful woven art
Browse Craftsy’s Classes Today!

Craftsy has several rigid heddle weaving tutorials.

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Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving (Hands on S)
  • Betty Linn Davenport (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages – 12/01/1987 (Publication Date) – Krause Craft (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Ashford Weaving Rigid Heddle Loom – 24″
  • Weaving Width 24 inches.
  • This affordable rigid heddle loom is quick and easy to use. Quick and easy to assemble and warp. The rigid heddle is a great introduction to hand weaving but is also very versatile. Create beautiful and unique garments and homeware. Weave unique fabrics with color and texture. The loom can also make woven tapestries and wall hangings. Made from natural unfinished Beech hardwood, the loom is very strong and robust.
  • Includes: One Reed 7.5dpi 24 inch, two 22 inch stick shuttle, two clamps, assemble guide, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and 2 clamps.
  • Built in second heddle option. Built-in indirect warping option (Ashford Rigid Heddle warping pegs not included). Optional reeds not included: 2.5, 5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi.
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Beka Original Rigid Heddle Loom, SG-24″
  • Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom 24 inch weaving width
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  • Made out of Cherry wood! Very beautiful!
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  • Has beam teeth that help to separate threads.
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  • Storey publishing
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