23 July 2014
 

A wider origami basket

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

Have you tried making this basket and found that the handles get in the way? That’s how I feel.

Then you could try the following version as it opens up the basket much wider, which I found was possible when I made some extra folds. It’s based on an origami creation by Kazukuni Endo [遠藤和邦]:

  1. With a piece of square, fold diagonally on each side to get the creases. Unfold.
  2. Bring 2 triangles to the centre.
  3. Fold in half, as shown.
  4. From the pointed end C, fold a triangle inwards, as shown. It shouldn’t align with the centre crease.
  5. Repeat step 5 on the opposite side.
  6. Turn over. Repeat steps 5-6 and ensure that the top + bottom triangles are aligned at where the arrows are pointing.
  7. Open up. Use a ruler to get that white dotted line.
  8. Fold in a triangle under the white dotted line.
  9. Bring fold #1 to the blue dotted line. Crease well. Unfold.
  10. Repeat step 10 for fold #2-4. As shown, newly added dotted lines represent the new creases formed. At this point, you might want to use different coloured pens to mark every crease line.
  11. Make 2 vertical creases indicated by the arrows.
  12. Turn over. Make creases from the underside more prominent on this current side.
  13. Then turn over. Identify line D.

14. Crease it.
15. Then bring the fold along D inwards, as shown.
16. Repeat steps 14-16 on 3 other sides. You’ll get a base with peaks A and B.
17. Spread open the triangles of A and B, then make 3 tiny folds forward.
18. Bring B over to A.
19. Hook B’s fold onto A’s.
20. Fold back the triangles beginning with B first.
21. Followed by A to complete the locking.
22-23. To make wider, bring the bottom part of the handle up to
            where the arrows are pointing.

Comments (25)   2009.04.07
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  1. From Stella

    Thanks for putting this up. I’ve already made a few. :-)

    2009.04.08 @ 6:45 pm

  2. From Liz

    Very cool. I’m going to have to try this and make it with my students. Thanks.

    2009.04.08 @ 7:38 pm

  3. From TaraB

    They are so cute!

    2009.04.08 @ 10:02 pm

  4. From Erin

    I like it when origami is functional! Big thanks for sharing.

    2009.04.09 @ 1:25 am

  5. From m

    Hi – I really like this basket. It’s easy to do, yet the instructions kept on throwing me off, making it more complicated than it is. It would help to use two-colored paper – provides better contrast to see.

    Thank you

    2009.04.09 @ 6:28 am

  6. From bloomize

    Oops, I don’t have that kind of paper.

    2009.04.09 @ 9:01 pm

  7. From Taylor

    This is something I’ve been looking for. Thanks!

    2009.04.11 @ 1:00 pm

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  9. From SiSi

    Awe, these are so cute!! Thanks for the tutorial:)

    2009.05.04 @ 10:13 pm

  10. From Zakka Life

    What a cute basket a great tutorial. I stumbled this post and gave it a thumbs up.

    2009.05.12 @ 11:39 pm

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  12. From ale balanzario

    The origami basket looks very cute, great tutorial. Great idea to give them away in a party,

    Thanks.

    Ale ;)
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    2009.05.15 @ 9:33 pm

  13. From Marie

    Thank you 4 the idea! it was very fun to make and it looks fantastic :)

    2009.05.28 @ 2:04 pm

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  15. From Briana

    These are adorable! Unfortunately, I keep getting stuck at step 15/16 =( What exactly is going on there?

    2010.01.05 @ 8:51 am

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    Nice picture! I blogged you today…

    2010.03.30 @ 6:27 pm

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  18. From recuerdos infantiles

    i like it very much, i´ll try to do it and post it in my web, i let you know if i do it

    2011.02.21 @ 6:45 am

  19. From chrissy

    I really like this, I tried it. It came out a bit weird but still looks good.
    If anyones wondering, you cant do this with pattern paper only on one side, unless you want to see white ^_^
    Which model by Kazukuni Endo is this based on? I know one model of his that is a basket, but its different, is it in a book?
    Thanks so much for posting this new design!!! XXX

    2011.04.17 @ 8:02 pm

  20. From Emily

    i love this but im stuck on step 15 and 16 :/
    im stressing out here ahha!
    i dont know how you do there :S
    but im going to keep trying :D

    2011.07.02 @ 9:07 pm

  21. From vokmalfen

    i really loved it! its so easy, and theyr perfect to be decorated with quilled flowers n_n!

    2011.07.03 @ 9:55 am

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