June 24, 2022 in Brown Sheep

Our Favorite Free Weaving Projects

A point of great pride for Brown Sheep Company is the many beautiful ways creatives use our yarns and fibers. Our yarns are utilized in so many different crafts, from knitting, crocheting, and felting, to weaving and punch needling. It’s always exciting to see imaginations transform our yarns into works of art. It feels like a type of communion we have with our customers.

Today, we’d like to pay some special attention to our weaving community. Weavers love several Brown Sheep yarns for weaving—Cotton Fleece and Cotton Fine, Nature Spun, Lamb’s Pride, Lanaloft and Top of the Lamb are just a few yarns popular among weavers.

The following projects are all free, and would make fabulous projects for weavers to work on this summer. We’ve included both small and large projects across all skill levels. Check out our Quick Guide to Weaving with Brown Sheep Yarns for some more ideas!

Classic Woven Dish Towels

This dish towel design is indeed a classic. If you have a Schacht Cricket Loom, you can weave them yourself! These would work up wonderfully in Cotton Fleece, which offers a range of colors to mix and match for the base color and accent stripes.

Find instructions for these Classic Woven Dishtowels here.

Woven Notebook Covers

two notebooks are stacked together, each notebook has a woven cover using various colors of yarn

Perfect for readying kids for back to school season, these woven notebook covers also make great stash busters. Use up leftover Lamb’s Pride and Cotton Fleece and have fun with the stripes you create. Each notebook cover will be totally unique and reusable for years to come.

Find instructions for these Woven Notebook Covers here.

Dog Leash

dog leash woven in purple and bright green fibers

Man’s best friend deserves the very best leash! This woven dog leash offers a fun project for playing with color. The leash is woven on a tablet, and the instructions include patterns for the paws, checkerboard design, and the full alphabet. Add your dog’s name to their leash or personalize it for a friend’s dog to make a really fun, unique gift!

Find instructions for the woven Dog Leash here.

Mug Rugs

a small potted cactus sits atop a woven mug rug striped in white, turquoise, sage green and gold

Mug rugs are quick, easy, and so much fun to make. They are also fantastic scrap busters. The above striped mug rug is made on a DIY cardboard loom using whatever yarn you have on hand. It’s perfect for beginner weavers and is another great gift idea.

Find instructions for woven Mug Rugs here.

Table Runners

woven table runner in a navy and white cross hatch pattern accented by a bright red stripe

Table runners are a popular project among weavers. It’s unsurprising, given the array of patterns you can achieve and the various ways you can incorporate a runner into home decor. The above two-block table runner is part of a series of four free table runners from Handwoven Magazine.

a woven table runner in shades of light blue, dark blue, purple and green, with an openwork striping effect

All four runners would work up beautifully using Cotton Fleece or Cotton Fine and use rigid heddle or shaft looms. We’d argue that these are so pretty, they could even double as scarves!

Download all four woven table runner patterns here.

Block-Patterned Americana Pillow

block patterned weaving in red, white and blue

The wonderful pattern seen above is worked in Nature Spun Sport and we love how it turned out! You can make this on a Schacht Wolf Pup and use the finished piece as the fabric of an accent pillow.

Find instructions for the Block-Patterned Americana Pillow here.

Cabin Blanket

large woven cabin blanket featuring blocks in natural shades of taupe, cream, and grey

We saved the largest project for last! This Cabin Blanket is worked on a Schacht Cricket Loom and features four coordinating natural shades. However, we think this would look dazzling in a mixture of hues using something like Lamb’s Pride, Nature Spun, or Cotton Fleece.

Find instructions for the Cabin Blanket here.


We hope these free weaving projects have inspired some summer and fall weaving for you! Don’t forget to tag us online when you weave something using our yarns—we’d love to see what you have on the loom! You can also join our World of Weaving forum for even more inspiration.


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