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Coaster Japanese square knot

 

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 Important Notes!

- For this project, we love using two different colors, but it's up to you!
- If you are using two or more colors, make sure that you use Craft Band that is the same width 
  all 13mm, all 14mm or all 15mm Otherwise, your finished coaster will be crooked.
- To tear the Paper Eco Tape to your desired width, cut at the desired seam, and take a PP band strip or a plastic card of some sort, insert at the cut and then glide between the threads.
- Different color strips might 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
- KaGOcraft's 14mm Craft Band
- KaGOcraft's 13mm Craft Band

- Scissors
- PP Band
- Starter tool kit

 

 

For this project, we love using two different colors, but it's up to you! 

Prepare the Craft Band 15mm, 14mm or 13mm for this project

Color A: Pastel Marron
Color B: Black

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1 Horizontal strip   52cm 5 6 A
2 Vertical strip   52cm 5 6 B

 

Procedure

  1. Take one Horizontal Strip and one Vertical Strip and lightly fold both strips in half. Place the center of the Vertical Strip over the center of the Horizontal Strip as shown.

 

 

2. Take the strip marked "A" in the photo and fold upward behind the Horizontal Strip, leaving space to form a small loop.

 

 

 

 3. Take the strip marked "B" in the photo and fold behind the Vertical Strip, pointing slightly downward.

 

 

 

  1. Then fold the same strip marked "B" in the photo to the front and pass through the loop created in Step 2. 

 

 

  1. Gradually tighten all ends. The first knot is complete! This knot will become the center of your coaster.

 

 

  1. Using another vertical strip, fold in half and place over the Horizontal Strip to the right of the first knot.

 

 

  1. Take the strip marked "A" in the photo and fold upward behind the Horizontal Strip, leaving space to form a small loop.

 

  1. Fold the strip marked "B" in the photo and fold behind the Vertical Strip, pointing slightly downward. 

 

 


 

  1. Fold the same strip marked "B" in the photo, to the front and pass through the loop created in Step 7.

 

 

 

  1. Gradually tighten all ends.

  1. Repeating the same process of Steps 6 to 10, add one more knot to the right, for a total of three knots.

 

 

 

  1. Rotate the knots 180°. Using a new Vertical Strip, fold in half and place to the very right of the three knots.

 

  1. Repeat the same process of Step 7 to 10 to add a new knot.

 

  1. Repeat once more to create a total of 5 knots.

 

  1. Rotate the knots by 90°. Using a Horizontal Strip, fold so that one end is about the same length as the strip facing downward from the row of knots. This end should be in the front, and the longer end should be folded over the strip marked "B" in the photo.

 

16. Take the strip marked "A" in the photo, fold upward behind the strip marked "B" and leave space to form a small loop.

  1. Take the strip marked "B" in the photo and fold back behind the strip marked "A', and then fold to the front, passing the end through the loop from the previous step.
 
  1. Gradually tighten the ends. The strip pointing upward should line up next to the knot above.

 

  1. Working with the same strip marked "A", fold over the strip marked "C" in the photo. This strip is the second strip from the bottom.

 

 

 
  1. Fold the strip marked "A' upward behind the strip marked "C" and leave space to form a small loop.
 
  1. Fold the strip marked "C" back behind the strip marked "A", and then fold to the front, passing the end through the loop from the previous step. Gradually tighten all ends.
  1. Repeat the same process to create three more knots above the previous two. Once completed, you should have two columns of knots that look like the photo.Using another Horizontal Strip, repeat to make another column of knots to the right of the existing two columns.  Using another Horizontal Strip, repeat to make another column of knots to the right of the existing two columns.

 

23.Rotate the knots by 180°. Using the remaining Horizontal Strips, create two more      columns of knots in the same manner. Once completed, it should look like the photo.
 

 

24.Turn the knots over to the back. Tuck the end as shown.
25. Repeat the process by tucking the ends as shown, and cutting off any excess.

 26.Once all ends have been tucked and trimmed, the back of the coaster should look like this.

27. Flip the knots back to the front, and you're done!
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