You will need:
Yarn of your choosing
Popsicle sticks (2 per )
Trinkets (if you wish for danglies in the center like I did)
Make a cross with your popsicle sticks and grab an end of your yarn...
Tie a secure knot in the center. You will need to hold tight for the first half of your weaving so that the sticks don't shimmy around.
Begin weaving...over the top stick, then under (pull yarn to next stick clockwise) then under and over the next stick. Continue on going around and around. You will need to hold tight and ensure that your weaving stays nice and close together (you may periodically push everything toward the center) ...
It should begin to look like this! (this is actually the back side, if you flip it you can begin to see the beautiful pattern you are creating on the reverse, but it is much easier to work when looking at the back. Less confusing)
When you have only about a quarter inch left at the ends of your sticks, stop. Cut your yarn lose from the skein and tie a secure knot around the end of your last popsicle stick. I left my tail end of yarn long for hanging.
If you've chosen a trinket, attach it to the center of your "eye"...
I ended up making four of them so they would be a nice little hanging group. I loved how the yarn I chose created different colors and patterns in each one. (I used "Parrot" by Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable)
So there's a little color for your Monday..in-case you needed it;)
Have you ever made these before? Do they totally remind you of summer camp?
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