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How to make loom bands mermaid under the sea

Learn step by step how to make loom bands mermaid under the sea.

A lovely, colourful mermaid coming from right under the sea. In this article, you will learn How To Make Loom Bands Mermaid Charm. This looks a little complex but very easy to make. Let’s begin:

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For making loom band mermaid project you’ll need:

  • 1 pink band
  • 2 blue bands
  • 5 purple bands
  • 23 yellow bands
  • 30 brown bands
  • 35 green bands
  • 1 pen/pencil.

Setting up your loom to make loom bands mermaid!

Set up your loom in the STAGGERED configuration, making sure the arrow is facing away from you, then place the bands in the order shown in the diagrams, starting with diagram 1.

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mermaid loom bands

Step 1:

Turn your loom so the arrow is facing towards you. You’re going to start by making the hair. To do this, put your hook inside the yellow band 36, catch the bottom pair of bands and loop them forward.

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Step 2:

Hook and loop the next three pairs of bands forward, making sure you always go inside the other bands on the peg and only catch bottom pairs of bands each time.

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Step 3:

Now, put your pen/pencil through the last looped bands and slide them off their peg and onto it, before pulling the chain of the loom.

Step 4:

Repeat steps 1-3 a further three times, starting the first at yellow band 27, then brown bands 18 and 9.

Step 5:

Place the remaining bands using diagram 2. Before placing brown bands 44-45, wrap a pink band around your hook four times. Then catch two brown bands, on the end of your hook and slide pink band off the hook and onto the brown bands. Before placing brown band 61, wrap two blue bands around your hook four times. Then, catch the brown band on the end of your hook and slide the blue band off the hook and onto the brown band. Place between the pegs as normal, pushing the blue bands to either side of the loom for the eyes.

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Step 6:

Now, slide a brown chain off your pencil and onto the peg marked in the diagram and a star.

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Step 7:

Repeat by stretching the remaining brown chain, then the two yellow chains, off your pencil and onto the pegs marked with stars.

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Step 8:

Make sure you turn your loom so the arrow is facing you. It’s time to loop the tail, so put your hook inside green band 75, push it back, reach around, catch the bottom pair of bands and loop them diagonally towards the central row.

 

Step 9:

Now, put your hook inside the peg you just looped to, reach around, catch the bottom pair of bands and loop them diagonally towards the central row.

Step 10:

Put your hook inside green band 70 and repeat steps 8-9 on the left-hand side.

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Step 11:

You’re now going to make the head. Put your peg inside yellow band 60, push it back, catch the top pair of yellow bands and loop them diagonally to the upper left-hand peg.

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Step 12:

Put your hook inside the peg you just looped to, catch the bottom bands and loop them forward.

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Step 13:

Now, put your hook in the peg you just looped to, catch the bottom pair of brown bands and loop them diagonally to the central row.

Step 14:

Go to band 60 and repeat steps 11-13 on the right-hand side.

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Step 15:

Again, go back to band 60, push it back, catch the bottom pair of brown bands and loop them forward. continue to hook and loop the next two pairs of brown bands forward.

Step 16:

You’ve now reached the body. Put your hook inside the peg you just looped to, catch the first pair of brown bands and loop them diagonally to the left-hand side.

Step 17:

Hook and loop the next five pairs of bands forward. The fifth pair will be hooked as normal, but looped diagonally to the central row.

Step 18:

Go back to the start of the body, put you hook inside, catch the next pair of brown bands and loop them to the right-hand side.

Step 19:

Hook and loop the next six pairs of bands forward. The sixth pair will be hooked as normal, but looped diagonally to the central row.

Step 20:

Again, go to the start of the body. You’ve now got seven pairs of bands to hook and loop.

Step 21:

Put your hook in the peg you just looped to, catch the bottom green band and loop it forward. Pull the bottom of the band up through itself to create a slipknot. Pull all your bands off the loom. To finish, wrap the loose end of the slipknot around the tail twice.

This is a video tutorial to show you how to make loom bands mermaid


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