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Woven Flower Necklace

I recently spent some time experimenting with Purl's newest craft accessory, the Hana Ami Flower Loom, and the result is this charming chain of flowers. It was a real joy to make, combining simple weaving techniques with some basic needlework. I love these flowers with their quirky little personalities and bright dispositions. They really bring a smile!

The Materials

  • 10 skeins of Brown Paper Packages' Trio needlepoint yarn, 50% Silk and 50% Merino Wool. These colors, from the left, are: Margarita, Apple Martini, Candlelight, Citron, Quince, Clementine, Watermelon, Salmon, Shrimp, and Taffy. This is enough yarn to make at least three necklaces.
  • A Hana Ami Flower Loom from Clover. (The loom comes with a plastic tapestry needle, but I used a metal one.)
  • A size E crochet hook.

The Loom

The Hana Ami Flower Loom comes with six attachments and multilingual instructions for all of the different ways to use them. When you think about combining attachments and mixing techniques, the possibilities are endless. Playing around with the loom, I made these two flowers...

...but decided to make my necklace with these flowers.

They were made on the smallest circular loom, and each one is about an inch and half in diameter. The Trio yarn comes in so many subtle shades and with such a beautiful shine that I really felt like I was making beautiful little jewels!

Making the Necklace

Once I had woven all eight flowers, I crocheted them together using a simple chain stitch. To attach the flowers, I brought the hook under a couple of strands at the center of the flower and made a slip stitch. I used the Margarita color to attach the first three flowers and then switched to the Apple Martini for the next five, chaining 20 stitches between each flower. The final necklace is 28 inches around, but you can easily

customize yours by adding or subtracting flowers and/or chain stitches. 

This is really just one of a million ideas that come to mind with the Flower Loom. Crochet flowers together for an amazing curtain or even bedspread, sew a pin to the back for a sweet brooch, or assemble a whole bouquet. Let us know where your imagination takes you! Thanks! - Whitney

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38 Responses to Woven Flower Necklace


  1. kate says:

    can you use embroidery thread or yarn?

  2. Linda Barutha says:

    How cool! I absolutely love this project! Yet another use for making my favorite embellishment — FLOWERS! Thanks for sharing;D

  3. Mary Beth says:

    I’m thinking these would be spectacular in raffia…..

  4. susan says:

    this is such a sweet project, thanks for showing us

  5. How cool! I absolutely love this project! Yet another use for making my favorite embellishment — FLOWERS! Thanks for sharing;D

  6. Approximately how long does it take to make each flower? Well done once again, PURL!

  7. Renee says:

    I am always looking for projects for my young neighbor girls. This is going to top our list for our next project. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Ana says:

    Those little flowers are so gorgeous! I love the colours. What a beautiful idea.

  9. Helen says:

    They are lovely. I have one of those looms and so far have not been inspired! Now I am!

  10. Stephanie says:

    cool cool cool!!!

  11. cynthia jones says:

    i would like to purchase a necklace like the one above – is this possible?

  12. maggie says:

    these are so gorgeous. is the technique for making them included in the instructions, or did you invent it yourself? (because i’ve never seen a flower like this made from a loom).
    thanks for the beauty and inspiration as always!

  13. tibetanpeachpie says:

    Thank you so much for yet another exciting project… I hope you’ll have the flower loom in stock again soon… !!

  14. purl bee says:

    Hi Kate,
    You can use any kind of thread, string or yarn you want with this loom!. Each type will give you a different effect.

  15. Beuatiful! I especially like the necklace.

  16. claire says:

    OMG, these flowers are so pretty! I want to get this loom — oh the possibilities!
    I’ll check back to see if you already have them in stock.

  17. eileensideways says:

    i think i made these as a kid with cardboard in girl scouts.

  18. pieceLove says:

    Lovely. Truly.

  19. Stephanie says:

    These are pretty. When I first looked at the pictures, I thought the flowers were bigger. But when I went on to read the article and found out how small they were, I was in love. Must get one to use for my dolls.

  20. Missy says:

    Wow, that is so beautiful. I’m going to have to try this!!

  21. pieceLove says:

    Lovely. Truly.

  22. sharon says:

    these are so fetching! i love the idea and can’t wait to get a loom…tell me, do instuctions come for these same flowers or is this something you designed on your own? if you did it yourself, do you think you could post instructions on making the same tiny flowers? that would be great! thanks

  23. Kathie B says:

    That is very cool…next gadget I’ll buy, use once and then it will get lost in the shuffle….the Flower Loom!

  24. brigitte says:

    So fun! I made a bracelet like this just the other day. My only problem is that the flowers got smooshed right away. Did you stiffen yours?

  25. Samantha C. says:

    Wow, I love the delicate floral necklace! What a neat tool for making flowers, I can’t wait to try it!

  26. great idea!! thank you! :)

  27. kate says:

    I got my loom- just made a flower from linen thread- can you make a flicker group so we can post?

  28. Jennia Hart says:

    I used to make flowers like the big ones out of straw. I know that’s dating myself… These are adorable. I really like the twist of weaving the flowers!

  29. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous work!

    I’m slightly obsessed with loomed flowers (as can be seen by the many tutorials on my website) and the hana-ami loom is one of my favourites (I collect them).

    I’ll be linking to your project on my website, tweeting and blogging it! :)

  30. Hélène says:

    I adored your ideas and this one especially is pretty awesome!! :)
    Stay cool!! :)

    xxx
    E.M.I.

    http://noeudrose.blogspot.com

  31. Hlne says:

    I adored your ideas and this one especially is pretty awesome!! :)
    Stay cool!! :)

    xxx
    E.M.I.

    http://noeudrose.blogspot.com

  32. RedPoppy says:

    Hi Whitney

    I just love your little flowers. I can’t work out how you did your flowers for the necklace on the loom. Would you consider sending me the instructions. I live in Australia and only knit for me so I won’t be giving away any of your trade secrets. I just don’t like the big daisy flowers.

    Thanks Madonna

  33. katiemma says:

    I love weaving the flowers but find i am having a hard time finishing the ends of the petals neatly. I am using a mercerized cotton and perhaps that is prone to spliting. I have tried crocheting the ends but that interups the tight weave that I love. I got out some double points to try to do cast off but that is to tight.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks,
    katiemma

  34. Endrina says:

    This is such a cute project! I’ll definitely have to give this a try.
    Love your site – so packed with lovely projects and inspiration:)

  35. meg says:

    just started mine and love the loom!

  36. L says:

    Just received my loom and I am having so much fun with the woven flowers. I too, however, am having a hard time finishing the petals. Any suggesttions would be much appreciated. Thanks for the sweet idea!

  37. purl bee says:

    Hi L,

    Are you remembering to alter the weave slightly for the last few rows, as shown in the instructions? Also, make sure you have woven densely enough to be able ease out the tension once your flower is off the loom. I found that kind of nudging the weaving toward the end of each petal helped create a neat finish.

    I hope this helps and good luck!

    Whitney

  38. Kel says:

    Goodness! Too cute! If I make these, I'll braid them into my hair.
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    (translated to:chubby bunnies for all!)

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