Fish – Coconut Tree / Palm Tree Frond Weaving

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This is a cute toy fish I remember making when I used to visit my dad’s village as a little girl. It is made by weaving coconut tree / palm tree fronds. (தென்னை /  பனை மர ஓலை)

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Lets get started. Make two loops and pass one loop through the other like so.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Fold the vertical loop like the English letter N.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Weave the end of the horizontal loop.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Gently pull all 4 corners and we have a woven square knot.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

The back side will look like this.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

We want the front and the back to look the same. Fold the leaf over

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

The last side will be woven like shown below.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Now both sides of the fish will look the same.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Two leaflets marked with the red arrow have to be brought to the other side. So weave it under the loop that covers them.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish
DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Now the fish is ready.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Cut the fins and tail.

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

Fish necklace 🙂

DIY Coconut Tree  Palm Tree Frond Weaving - Fish

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