Remember the wire crochet leaf frame or loom I received from Yoola Design and made these lovely leaf earrings? I loved those so much, I was thrilled when I received Yael's polygon loom or frame set. They are designed to make wire crochet triangles for either jewelry or other home decor projects. Yael calls this method of crochet invisible spool knitting (ISK) - you use a crochet hook but the stitches look like they are knitting. 

I tried out the smallest triangle for some funky earrings.  I also made a video tutorial (see below) but I will cover some of the key points here if you would rather a quick overview to get started. 

We are hooking up fine wire - 28 G so there is nothing more frustrating for a beginner when you cannot hook up the wire. The video shows you some key tips and tricks on how to "set" the wire loops so they don't easily get undone and how to use a finger from your non-dominant hand to trap the working wire. 

I am by no means an expert - my stitches have yet to become utterly uniform!  But my ability to hook up the wire improves if I use a 1 mm hook. Smaller hooks like the 0.6 or 0.75mm allows you to move in and out the loom holes quicker.  

I prefer to use ergonomic hooks but you can still use the regular metal kinds if you wish.  Yael offers a set of 3 of those in the sizes mentioned above, 

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Yael also has many other types of looms as well as tutorials over on Yoola Design

Putting together the 3D printed loom or frame is easy. The round connectors have spaces to insert the ends of the bars. One tip is to work with the smooth part of the connectors facing up as shown below.

The crochet pattern is easy. I worked with 3 colors of 28 G wire. 

The crucial foundation row loops have to be long enough to lay on top of the bars. The main work is completed within the space of the loom.

Like the leaf earrings, the corner stitches have to be combined after Row 3. It is like a decrease. I used the awl to make sure they are positioned correctly. 

The ending row in silver wire is different. Pull up a longer loop of wire so that you can span the distance to the next stitch along. Poke into that stitch and hook up another loop of wire before moving along to the stitch after.

You can see why I used a different color for the foundation row. That's because it needs to be cut off and it helps to differentiate it from the main body of work.

I used the blue wire ends to form a simple wrapped loop for the ear wires. Variations include using different wire colors and closing up the hole in the middle. 

I had fun making the video. I am a firm believer in learning in's much like how I learned to be a blogger. This time round, I have added an Youtube intro and outro generated on Canva, which may or may not become my brand ones.

This was a detailed project so the camera had to be closer. It was tricky to stay in the middle of the screen while working and to remember to tilt the work so viewers can see it better!

Yael is amazing with her imaginative uses of the polygon frame. Watch the many ways you can connect up the triangles in her video!

 Before You Go :

jewelry making supplies


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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM