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Cross Box Plain Weave

Finished Dimensions: 11cm x 12cm x 11cm 

 Important Notes!
- Gorilla Wood Glue is highly recommended for best results.
- Different color strips are used in photos for the applicable step.
- Finished item may vary slightly in size from the dimensions above.
- At KaGOcraft, we prefer to use centimeters for our measurements instead of inches, as it's more precise for our projects and will yield the best results in the finished item.

 

Skill level: ★★☆☆☆


Supply list

- KaGOcraft's 15mm Craft Band
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Scissors
- Clips or Clothespins


- Starter tool kit

Prepare the Craft Band 15mm for this project


Color A: Main Color of the Basket (Pearl Gray )
Color B: Accent Color of the Basket (Light Choco )

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1 Horizontal strip   12cm 12 A
2 Horizontal strip   43cm 1 12 A
3 Horizontal strip   43cm 2 12 B
4 Support strip   11cm 2 12 A
5 Vertical strip  43m 3 12 A
6 Vertical strip  43m 2 12 B
7 Reinforcement strip  12cm 2 12 A
8 Weaving strip  51cm 3 12 B
9 Weaving strip  51cm 4 12 A
10 Rim strip  51cm 2 12 B

 

Procedure

1. Make the base. Arrange Horizontal strips 1, & 2 as shown. Place the longest horizontal strip in the middle. Make sure that all of the strips are centered. 

2. Apply Glue to Support strips.

3. Glue the Support strips along both sides as shown.

4. Turn over, and glue Vertical strips along both sides as shown. Make sure they are centered.

5. Flip back to the front side. Take two of the vertical strips and weave as shown, alternating over and under.
6.  Push out to either side.
6. Weave the last vertical strip in the center, taking care to reverse the over and under effect from Step 5.
8. Glue the Reinforcement strips along the top and bottom as shown.
9. Fold all strips upward as shown. 
10.Take a weaving strip and place the end behind the second vertical strip and secure with a clip or clothespin. Weave alternately, use clothespins to help keep in place.
11. After weaving the first row cut off any excess and glue.
Make sure that the ends are hidden by the vertical strips.
12. Using a new Weaving strip, start the second row at the 3rd vertical strip on the opposite side of the basket to maintain an even thickness. Weave over and under.
13. 3 rows are completed.
14. 5 rows are completed.
15. 7 rows are completed.
17.Vertical strips that are on the outside of the top row, fold inward, Inside of the top row, fold  outward.
18.Cut off excess as necessary and tuck the ends into 2nd row from the top. Ends should be unseen.
19. Cut off excess as necessary and tuck the ends into 3rd row from the top. Ends should be unseen.
20. All the vertical strips are tucked in.
21. Place Rim Strips on the inside and outside of the top row and clip them together.   
Your Cross Box  is done!
Any question?
 
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