Rigid Heddle Weaving Patterns

Our wide range of rigid heddle weaving patterns are perfect for beginner, intermediate and advanced weavers - we have something for every type of weaver. Learn how to weave kitchen towels, scarves, table runners, cowls, tops, ponchos, and rugs on your rigid heddle loom.

Our weaving patterns use a wide variety of techniques for weaving on a rigid heddle loom, including pick-up sticks, clasped weft, log cabin, double weaving with two heddles, plain weave, and skipped dent.

All free weaving projects have a PDF download, and kits in multiple colorways that contain all of the yarn you need to make the project. Below are a few of our bestselling projects, listed in order of difficulty, and you can explore all rigid heddle loom patterns here.

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By Emma Rhodes

A scarf for all seasons and all skill levels woven on a rigid heddle loom with our Mallo Cotton Slub weaving yarn. This plain weave monochromatic project accentuates the natural texture of the cotton yarn.

We often recommend this project to complete beginners - this is a great first project if you are new to rigid heddle weaving.

  • Rigid heddle loom, 14" weaving width
  • 12 / 12.5 dent heddle
  • Boat shuttle or stick shuttle
  • Bobbin (if using boat shuttle)

WEAVING TECHNIQUES USED

  • Plain weave


By Emma Rhodes

A rigid heddle loom pattern for a pair of striped dish towels woven in plain weave with Duet Cotton/Linen. The colorful warp is contrasted by a bright white weft, giving the handwoven towels a sun-washed appearance.

  • Rigid heddle loom, 14" weaving width
  • 12 / 12.5 dent heddle
  • Boat shuttle
  • Bobbin

WEAVING TECHNIQUES USED

  • Plain weave

By Christine Jablonski

A set of cotton and linen towels woven with a casually elegant color-and-weave motif, reminiscent of hand-stitched or quilted fabrics. This pattern is part of a 3-part rigid heddle weaving series by Christine Jablonski, including Running Stitch Napkins and Running Stitch Placemats.

  • Rigid heddle loom, 13.25" weaving width
  • 12 / 12.5 dent heddle
  • 2 boat shuttles
  • 2 bobbins

WEAVING TECHNIQUES USED

  • Plain weave
  • Color-and-weave

By Christine Jablonski

This cotton blanket is woven with a pick-up stick in a windowpane pattern. The warp and weft floats created with the pick-up stick closely resemble waffle weave.

  • Rigid heddle loom, 20" weaving width
  • 10 dent heddle
  • 1 boat shuttle or stick shuttle
  • 1 bobbin (if you use a boat shuttle)

WEAVING TECHNIQUES USED

  • Pick-up sticks

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