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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesdays Tipjar...What another Origami Blanket?

Actually, I just gave this one away as a gift to a friend who is expecting. It was a labor of friendship, and I enjoyed every moment!
This is a 3x3 Blanket with total of 9 squares:

Here is the how to:

Start with a square
....(I love this material, on one side is the light 100% cotton flannel on the other is regular 100% cotton material and natural cotton batting in the middle, but actually when I said I love it, I was talking about the design.....=)

Fold the square into a triangle than fold that in half:
introducing the stand in, I didn't think to take pics of the original blanket as I was too excited to see if I could do it.

It gets a little tricky so hang in there, I will try to explain it well. Honestly, once you do it right one time, you will be able to make a crane really fast....and to do it in cloth, you are a master!

Pull the bottom corner so it is at a 90degree angle, Then pull that point straight down so the sides fold out and make a square:

Turn over the face and repeat on the other side:

Okay, don't give up........

Now, You will take the tip of the opening and pull it up, and try to fold the left and right sides in so that they look like this:

You will repeat this on the other side.

This is what you should have:
The legs you see will become the head and tail of the crane, the top triangle will become a wing and there is a matching one on the otherside! this is 3dimensional view of the same image:

That fold you see between the wings will become the body or "Back" of the crane.

Holding the crane at its center point, like the above picture, You will take the "Head" of the crane on the right and fold that into itself so it comes up to Head position in between the two wings:

repeat the same fold for the tail.....and of course fold the tip down on the right so it looks like a head of the crane.

I took a long ribbon and tied around the bottom points, going completely around the base...This will hold your crane together, so it looks like this:
Of course, if you have any questions or need further clarification, just leave me a comment, and I will try to respond quickly.....This turns an ordinary gift blanket into a unique gift!

Your Welcome!


Juls said...

I'm so so so envious by your crafty talent. :)

The Rambler said...

Did you won over at Janana Bees? YIPPEE...

Martha said...

This is really cute, I can't wait to try this soon. Thanks, Kalei!

Lady with a View said...

I love doing crafty creative things...but I don't like following instruction. I'm the type of person that thinks a pattern is just a "guideline"..LOL...This is too complicated for me -but got talent.

Maybe you should sell these in your baby store...I'd have shipped one to a friend or two!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cool!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely the coolest thing!