How to make loom bands rosette badges

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A badge is a device or accessory, often containing the insignia of an
organization, which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service,
a special accomplishment, a symbol of authority granted by taking an oath
(e.g., police and fire), a sign of legitimate employment or student status, or
as a simple means of identification. They are also used in advertising, publicity,
and for branding purposes. Police badges date back to Medieval Times when knights
wore a coat of arms representing their allegiances and loyalty.But for this project
you don’t need to be an army man or police officer just follow simple steps and make
your own badge

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For this project you’ll need:

  • 9 white bands
  • 37 red bands
  • 1 badge pin

Setting up your loom!

Set up your loom in the SQUARED configuration, making sure the arrow is facing away from you, then place the bands in the order shown in the diagram.

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Step 1:

Turn your loom so the arrow is facing towards you.You’re going to be hooking and looping the bands in reverse order to how they were placed, starting starting with brown, then pink and white. So, putting your hook inside band 46,push it back, catch the top white band and loop it diagonally to the left-hand peg.

 

Step 2:

Put your hook inside band 46, catch the next top white band and loop it horizontally to the left-hand peg.

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Step 3:

Now, put your hook back in band 46, catch the next top band and loop it diagonally to the lower left-hand side.

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Step 4:

Continue hooking and looping the remaining five white bands in the same way, working in an anticlockwise direction. when you’ve done this, the central white band should be evenly stretched around the central peg.

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Step 5:

Now, go to red band 37, push it back, catch the bottom pair of red bands and loop them forward.

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Step 6:

Hook and loop the next three pairs of red bands forward. Note that the third pair will be hooked as normal, but looped diagonally to the central row.

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Step 7:

Now, go to red band 28, put your hook inside, PUSH it back, catch the bottom pair of red bands and loop them forward.

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Step 8:

Continue hooking and looping the next four pairs of red bands forward, noting that the fourth pair will be hooked as normal, but looped diagonally to the central row.

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Step 9:

The chain now forks. Put your hook inside the peg you just looped to ; catch the second to bottom pair of red bands (16/17) and loop them horizontally to the left-hand side.

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Step 10:

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

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Step 11:

Continue hooking and looping the next two pairs of red bands forward, making sure each time that you go inside the other bands on the peg and only catch the bottom pair of red bands in your hook. Note, the second pair will be hooked as normal, but looped horizontally to the central row.

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Step 12:

Go back to where the chain forked and repeat steps 9-11 on the right-hand side, starting by catching the bottom pair of red bands and looping them horizontally to the right, then looping the other bands as before.

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Step 13:

Now, put your hook in the peg you just looped to, catch the very bottom red band and loop it forward. Catch the bottom end of it with your hook and pull it through itself to create a slipknot, before pulling all the bands off the loom.

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Step 14:

Tuck the  slipknot into the other bands, then, to finish, slide the badge pin through the back of the bands. Winner!