Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

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Welcome, Rigid Heddle Weaver:

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

As I find rigid heddle patterns, I will put links to them on this page. You will find that some are free, and some are not. To read more about the pattern, click the blue button below the pattern information.

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 a weaver. If you know how to warp your loom and have a few projects under your belt, these are for you. Choose any one box, or try all three—you don’t have to do them in order.

Recycled Yarn Projects

This is a free download from Handwoven. Any plain weave pattern or specifically states 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 need to give them your email address, and then they 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 need to give them your email address, and then they send you the download link.

Dishcloths, Towels, & Washcloths

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 pattern) by Arianna Funk.

This pattern has video tutorials.

Designed by Christine Jablonskfor GIST: Yarn & Fiber.

Check out this collection of patterns that are for sale on Etsy.


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

Marcia McCormick has designed and woven this woven jacket. 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; length is 23 inches/58 cm, excluding fringe. It is woven with worsted weight (Aran) yarn.

This pattern is a Kindle download. Use the button below to go to Amazon to purchase the pattern,

Scarf Patterns

Brooks Bouquet Scarf

Brooks Bouquet Scarf
Gist Yarn Image

Designed by Emma Rhodes. Woven by Elizabeth Springett.

This lightweight cotton and linen scarf is woven in plain weave with hand-manipulated lace details. This project was designed to be woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Houndstooth Scarf

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

A great pattern for a beginner yet 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. Click the link below the image for the free PDF. Then, click on the yarn images below to pick out your yarn choices.

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 goes into detail about organizing your yarn scraps and has clear instructions and pictures of the project.

Materials Used

Textured Cotton Scarf

Image by Gist Yarn & Fiber

A scarf for all seasons and all skill levels. Free Pattern.

Rigid Heddle Texture Infusion and Cozy Texture Scarf

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

Rigid Heddle Books, Patterns, and Accessories

Amazon has a large collection of pattern books, rigid heddle looms, and accessories.

Long Thread Media publishes a magazine for little looms that includes wonderful patterns for the rigid heddle loom.

Classes and Other Instruction

Craftsy has several rigid heddle weaving tutorials.

Expand Your Creativity!

In this course, join Esther Rodgers and learn a variety of 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

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