Paper Weaving Patterns

 

 
Weaving patterns can be simple with a one-up-and-one-down sequence. Add color to spice up the look.
 

Begin to introduce variations. Instead of one-up-and-one-down, change to two-up-and-two-down. This is still quite simple and can be accomplished by children.
 

Things become a notch more interesting when you use both patterns simultaneously:
    row 1: two-up-and-one-down
    row 2: two-down-and-one-up
 

A diagonal effect is seen when you offset the pattern in subsequent rows. Here:
    row 1: two-down-and-one-up
    row 2: same as above but offset it by one
 

Similar to the case above with checkerboard effect, the diagonal effect can be expanded to two-down-and-two-up.

Paper Weaving Patterns

 
Similar to the case above with checkerboard effect, the diagonal effect can be expanded to two-down-and-two-up.
 

Weaving by groups of 3 or more also exist. Here, the pattern emerges only if the sample is large enough.

 

Shown here are patterns with three-up (or three-down) combined with one-down (or one-up)

Paper Weaving Patterns

 
Really nice patterns can be achieved if you weave in and out in groups of 5. Note that the image on the right is the back side of the image on the left.
 

This pattern is the same as the one immediately above: namely, it has a diamond shape but with a dot in the middle.

Paper Weaving Patterns

Still more elaborate paper weaving patterns.

weaving patterns

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