Using the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence to make Fibonacci crafts pieces is a useful way to bring understanding of the mathematical patterns from our head into our hands and hearts.
The intellectual side of the numbers and what we can do with them in mathematical expressions is much documented in maths websites or lectures. Whereas my focus has been to experience the numbers in creative ways or to see them in nature.
Fibonacci crafts and patterns
So this article uses the numbers and makes crafts of them. Based on the square pattern of the numbers. The article on Fibonacci as a pattern explains how to see the numbers as squares. It also details threading straws of Fibonacci lengths into a spiral shape.
Any craft that works on squares can use the above chart (which was generated at Stitchfiddle.com) to plan their Fibonacci crafts.
Golden Ratio of Squares in Fibonacci Crafts
As we know from the what is the Fibonacci sequence, the relationship between the numbers is in a golden ratio relationship. For paper crafts on how to create this ratio go to this YouTube video on The Smart Happy Project channel
Hamas Beads for Fibonacci crafts
Now you can use Hamas Beads in your maths lessons!.
- Count out beads to the edge lengths of numbers in the Fibonacci sequence .
- Then use the square peg board in the kit to make into squares and iron.
- Once you have them as squares arrange them to create golden rectangles, or a pattern that highlights the proportional relationship between them all.
Corner to corner crochet for a Fibonacci blanket
Corner to Corner crochet is worked using diagonal box stitches. Creating small squares as blocks of 3 or 4 stitches , then turned and continued. Full instructions for this technique are at this video tutorial. Or google your own instructions.
To make the blanket just make square blocks of crochet. Each square measures a number of the Fibonacci sequence.
- The first square was just one diagonal box stitch. The next was a 2×2 square, the next a 3×3, then a 5×5 , 8×8 and so on. This technique will lead you to make filled in squares. (As oppose to the Hama Beads where you just form the outline of the squares)
- After you have all your squares. then thread a diagonal line across each square in a standout colour.
- Like the paper square puzzle in the Fibonacci as a pattern article join your squares together with needle and yarn into the golden rectangles upon golden rectangles.
- In the first two photos below , it is just to the 13×13 square in the fibonacci sequence (the 6th in the sequence, not including the opening 1 at the beginning of the sequence as I made that a space)
- This will make a blanket the size of a table mat. If you want to make larger, the next Square is 21×21 stitches (total of 441 diagonal box stitches – make sure you have enough yarn for it!)
- When you reach the size you want, crochet a border of a couple of rows of straight crochet to finish off.
Any sort of craft based on squares will work. Just stick to the template determined by the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. Patchwork would work too. I’m just not a patchwork sort of person so haven’t tried it yet!
Let me know what you make!