# Abstract

Abstract models do not directly represent any objects of the real world. Nonetheless, many can be described as representing something, for example mathematical object or abstract symbols such as letters and digits.

This page lists folding instructions for models of a single type. You might be interested in the models themselves instead.

## Icosahedron from Strip (CFW 260)

Instructions for this model were published in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books in the form of crease patterns: Solid Origami, page 4...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 114)

This model does even have a picture in Fujimoto’s books: it is only mentioned in one sentence...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 123)

Instructions for this model were published in Shuzo Fujimotos’s books: Twist Origami I, pa...

## Kites

Instructions for the model were published in Tagungsband Origami Deutschland 2024 (German convention book), pages 120-123.

## 6-Pointed Star from Triangle (CFW 367)

Instructions for this model were published in Fujimoto’s book, Solid Origami, page 3.

## Tessellated Petals (CFW 85)

You can fold this tessellation based on instructions for an individual star. As in 3.6.3.6 Tessellation, you have to add tria...

## Hydrangea Plaque (CFW 49)

Instructions for this variant can be found in: Hydrangea folding (あじさい折りおりがみ) by Shuzo Fujimoto (posth.), ISBN 97844166172...

## Truncated Octahedron with Square Faces Concave (CFW 255)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Solid Origami, page 43 (CP) Invitation to Creative P...

## Woven Square Tessellation

In order to fold this model, pelase refer to the instructions for Woven Square Box. You can also follow the instructions for ...

## Star with Color Change (CFW 172)

Instructions for this model were published in Fujimoto’s book, Twist Origami I, on page 25 (m...

## Cut Surfaces of a Cube (CFW 339)

Instructions for the model can be found in Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page 67 Invitation to Creative Playing wit...

## Iso-Area Stars (CFW 291)

Images of finished model in back-light (without any actual instructions apart from the possib...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 92)

Instructions for this model were published in Shuzo Fujimotos’s books: Twist Origami I, pa...

## Box with Woven Triangles XIX

A crease pattern for this model was published in CDO Convention Book 2023 (Convention Book of Italian Origami Convention).

## Handle with Scissors (CFW 136)

This model does even have a picture in Fujimoto’s books: it is only mentioned in one sentence...

## Windmill (CFW 84)

In Print Instructions for this model were published in Shuzo Fujimotos’s books: Twist Orig...

## Hemp Leaf (CFW 88)

Instructions for this model were published in Shuzo Fujimotos’s books: Twist Origami I, pa...

## Gear (CFW 179)

Instructions for the model were published in Fujimoto’s book, Twist Origami I, on page 32. Th...

## Square Spaceness

You can find a link to a PDF with the crease pattern for this model at the end of Alessandra’s interview for THe Fold.

## Handle with Thorn (CFW 135)

This model does even have a picture in Fujimoto’s books: it is only mentioned in one sentence as the possibility of combining...

## Petals (CFW 85)

Instructions for the model were published in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page...

## Handle with Hemp Leaf (CFW 137)

This model does even have a picture in Fujimoto’s books: it is only mentioned in one sentence...

## Skeleton (4) (CFW 234)

Instructions for this design can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami II, pages 42 and 44 Twist Folds, ISBN...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 106)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Tessellation (CFW 335)

There are no printed instructions for this model that I’m aware of, but the structure is quite simple: the tessellation consi...

## Triangle Twist Star (CFW 180)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s book Twist Origami I, on page 47...

## Star with Color Change (CFW 171)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s book Twist Origami I, on page 25...

## Star with Color Change (CFW 132)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page ...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 93)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s book Twist Origami I, on page 8 ...

## Well I

Front Back A phototutorial, crease pattern, and precrease pattern wer...

## Triangles Tessellation

Finished model Precreased sheet A phototutorial, crease pattern, and ...

## Holly

A phototutorial, crease pattern, and precrease pattern were published in 19th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2023) Convention Book ...

## Box with Woven Triangles VIII

A phototutorial, crease pattern, and precrease pattern were published in 19th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2023) Convention Book ...

## Box with Woven Triangles VI

Instructions were published in the 20th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society (2023), page 23.

## Thorn (CFW 86)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page ...

## Daffodil Variant B (CFW 409)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s book, Twist Folds, ISBN 97844163...

## Octahedron with Concave Faces (CFW 226)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books. It is folded from a 2:1 rectangle, but instructions start...

## Iso-Area Triangle Twists (CFW 68)

Crease Pattern The Crease Pattern and pictures of finished model can be found in Shuzo Fujimo...

## Zinnia (CFW 196)

Instructions for this model appear in Shuzo Fujimoto’s Twist Folds (ISBN 9784416312001), on p...

## Tessellation Triste

Crease pattern and a phototutorial were published in Tagungsband Origami Deutschland 2023 (Ge...

## Sol

Instructions were published in: Tagungsband Origami Deutschland 2023 (German convention book) — crease pattern, precrease ...

## Box with Woven Triangles XVIII

Crease pattern, precrease pattern, and a phototutorial were published in Tagungsband Origami ...

## Star with Color Change (CFW 169)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s book Twist Origami I, on page 24...

## Snowflake (CFW 121)

Instructions for this model can be found in various books by Shuzo Fujimoto, and in at least one magazine: Twist Origami I...

## Pentagonal Star from A4 (CFW 194)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Solid Origami, pages 11 (folding instructions) and 104 (some kind of ma...

## Katniss (CFW 177)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami II, page...

## Handle (CFW 133)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, pages...

## Pocket Heart

As Michel Grand pointed out, a number of people have folded a model almost identical to Pocket Heart before me. You can use a...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s Twist Origami I, page 10 (labeled “No 37”), but o...

## Translucent Design (CFW 55)

Images of finished model in back-light (without any actual instructions apart from the possib...

## John Lackland Tessellation

Since folduction seems to have designed the same tessellation independently (under the name of Flowers in the Square), you ca...

## Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page ...

## Seal of a Secret Society Tessellation

To fold this tessellation, refer to instructions for folding a star with a single molecule. Y...

## Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

See the model’s page for a discussion of some discrepancies related to this model I noticed i...

## Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

Instructions for this model (along with optional ribbon for a...

## When Rebecca Met Shuzo 2 (Opus 702)

A crease pattern can be found on Robert Lang’s site. It can be constructed by pure origami methods and is relatively simple t...

## Seal of a Secret Society

The phototutorial below starts from a hexagon with an 8×8×8 grid. Folded this way, the model has several unnecessary creases ...

## Stars and Triangles (CFW 56)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only as pictures of the finished model...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

Hints This model is the same as a level-2 Lucky Star Fractal except it is folded starting fro...

## Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

Instructions for this model were published Shuzo Fujimoto’s books listed below, though they a...

## Iso-Area Square Twists (CFW 66)

Crease Pattern The Crease Pattern for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Invitation to Creative Playing wi...

## 3.6.3.6 Tessellation (CFW 61)

Instructions for this tessellation can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami II, pages 26-27: basic step-by-st...

## Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

Step-by-step instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Ori...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but only in the form of pictures of finish...

## Star Tessellation (CFW 59)

Books Images of the finished model, shown in back-light, appeared in Fujimoto’s books (withou...

## Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page 7 Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami, ...

## Framed Heart / Heart Tessellation II

Crease Pattern Crease Patttern (CP) and Precrease Pattern (PreCP) can be found in my presenta...

## Scissors (CFW 87)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but it’s just pictures of finished model and information about the startin...

## Greek Cross Flagstone Tessellation

Instructions for this model were published in Quadrato Magico #132, pages 43-48.

## Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

This model is folded from a bronze rectangle (1:√3). Instructions can be found in following books by Fujimoto, and start with...

## Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

This model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books, but it’s just pictures of finished model a...

## Dahlia (CFW 144)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Invitation to Creative...

## Daffodil Variant (CFW 101)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page ...

## Daffodil (CFW 100)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Solid Origami, page 11...

## Hydrangea Basic Form A variant 1

In print Instructions for this variant can be found in: Hydrangea folding (あじさい折りおりがみ) by Shuzo Fujimoto (posth.), ISBN 97...

This being a traditional model, you can find instructions for folding it in many books and lots of places online. The diagram...

## Fujimoto’s Six-Pointed Star

Instructions for the model were published in Fujimoto’s books, Twist Origami II (page 52), and Twist Folding (page 56, additi...

## Tryzub (Coat of Arms of Ukraine)

The phototutorial below shows how to fold the model. Most folds do not have exact reference folds, and you have to guess wher...

## Hydrangea Brick (レンガ, Renga) variant

Instructions for this variant can be found in Hydrangea folding (あじさい折りおりがみ) by Shuzo Fujimoto (posth.), ISBN 9784416617274, ...

## Fujimoto Cube

Instructions for the model were published in many books and magazines, including: Invitation to Creative Playing with Orig...

## Whirlwind Tessellation

Whirlwind Tessellation A box decorated with a molecule of Whirlwind Tessell...

## Stacked Whirlwind Molecule / Tessellation

This design is a fractal extension of the regular Whirlwind Tessellation, which uses an 8×8 grid. The fractal molecule is fol...

## Star Ananke (variant E)

Phototutorial 1. Pinch center of bottom edge and pivot upper-right corner around upper-left corner till it meets the p...

## Blazing Propellers Tessellation

Tessellation of molecules from 14×14 grid each Molecule from 30×30 grid ...

## Lucky Star Box (Simplified) Variant B

A Crease Pattern along with some information about this model was published in The Paper #137 (available in print and online...

## Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid)

Instructions Step-by-step instructions can be found in the Bauhaus Foundation Course instructional booklet by Eric Gjerde, an...

## Hydrangea Tessellation

You can fold this tessellation based on instructions for folding a single molecule. There is also a video tutorial by Sara Ad...

## Shifted Bricks

Instructions There are two main ways of folding this model. When folding from a grid, one can...

## Box with Woven Triangles IV

Precreased sheet Instructions for the model were published in The Fold (Issue 66,...

## Miura-Ori

Miura-Ori, also known by the names Herringbone Tessellation and Zig-Zag Corrugation, is one of the best known origami corruga...

## Big and Small Squares

A CP was published in BOS Magazine #321 (published by the British Origami Society), page 12. It also appeared in Konvensi Ori...

## Parallelograms

For this model, only a picture of a hand-drawn crude CP which...

## Box with Woven Triangles I

Below you can find a precrease pattern and a photo tutorial of the collapse (for a clean fold). The model is designed around ...

## Star Ananke

Star Ananke has many variants, most of them just minor changes in the folding process but affecting the look of the final model.

## Star Ananke (variant D)

Similar models on other sites Robin Glynn’s 6-pointed modular star is a design almost identical to Star Ananke variant D: it differs only by having the littl...

## Lucky Star Fractal

Below you can find instructio...

## Box with Woven Triangles V

Galen White prepared a crease pattern for this model, available from his google drive.

## Box with Woven Triangles VII

Below you can find a precrease pattern and pictures of the collapse. This sequence shows the clean precrease which you get wi...

## Monument Valley Corrugation

A crease pattern was published in CDO Convention Book 2018 (Convention Book of Italian Origami Convention).

## Woven Rhombi

In Origami Pass app Instructions for this model (CP and phototutorial) are available via Origami Pass.

## Tympanum Corrugation

Instructions were published in Le Pli 149 (2/2018).

## Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Free PDF Instructions for this model are available in GGO Stay at Home and Fold Origami PDF (page 98).

## Sunflower Tessellation

A crease pattern was published in Origami Box of the Ultimate Origami Convention 2017.

## Square Weave Tessellation

Modified version used as a modular

Instructions for this model are available in GGO Stay at Home and Fold Origami PDF (page 92).

## Hydrangea

You can find folding instructions for the Hydrangea (including a number of variants) in Fujim...

## Hugging Triangles Corrugation

A CP was published in BOS Magazine #298 (published by the British Origami Society), page 4.

## Her Majesty’s Tessellation

Instructions were published in Convention Book of 17th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2018).

Videotutorial Evan Zodl prepared a videotutorial for this model.

## Crowding Butterflies

There is a video tutorial (Part 1, Part 2) for this model, made by Sara Adams.

## Clematis Tessellation

This is a relatively simple tessellation which should be suitable even for beginners. Despite the simplicity, with a bit of shaping, it can look quite nice.

## Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Sheet precreased for folding this model Instructions were published in Convention...

## Woven Triangles Tessellation I

Crease patterns are available as a single PNG image. Apart from the CP of a single molecule, it also shows the two main layouts: the symmetric one with two m...

## Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

In order to fold this model, you can follow instructions for the single molecule. You can use...

## Lucky Star Tessellation

In order to fold this model, you can follow, with minor modification, instructions for the fr...

## Hydrangea Icosahedron

For folding Hydrangea Icosahedron (and many other shapes as well), you can just follow the instructions for Hydrangeaa Cube, ...

## Hydrangea Cube

The idea of connecting several Hydrangeas occurred independently to me and earlier to Meenakshi Mukerji. If you do not yet kn...

## Shark Teeth Corrugation

The second image shows the three steps used for constructing the pre-crease pattern for my Sh...

## Clover Folding Lookalike

Clover Folding Lookalike looks very similar to Fujimoto’s Clover Folding but has a significantly different structure.

## Metal Star

Instructions were published in the 14th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society (2016), page 60.

## Union Jack Tessellation

Instructions for the model were published in the BOS Convention Book 2017 (50th anniversary convention of British Origami Soc...

## Stars and Squares Tessellation

In print Pictures of this design can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami (創造する折り紙遊びへの招待)...

## Tessellated Bracelet (Square Interlace Tessellation)

This model is based around Square Interlace Tessellation so you can use instructions for that model as a starting point.

## Square Interlace Box

General This model is based around Square Interlace Tessellation so you can use instructions ...

## Hydrangea with Leaves

A video tutorial for the model is available on YouTube.

## Celtic Cross Tessellation

You can fold this design based on instructions for the Celtic Cross model. Use that model’s CP and just extract the top part ...

## Chevron Corrugation

My instructions Instructions are available as a single PNG image: PNG

## Square Interlace Tessellation

This tessellation is closely related to my Propellers Tessellation and you get the latter as ...

## Twisted Bird Base Tessellation

As the name implies, in the center of the molecule is a Bird ...

## Cluster Tessellation

You can find the CP and basic folding instructions in the files linked below. Several variants of this tessellation are possi...

## Propellers Tessellation

A crease pattern and basic collapse instructions for my Propellers Tessellation were published in The Fold (membership requir...

## Square Pixel Tessellation

This tessellation can be used for creating pixel images representing arbitrary pictures.

## Möbius Strip IV (CLU)

To fold this model, use a strip with about 1:15 proportions and fold notches according to CLU instructions. Make two notches ...

## Sprout Tessellation

You can find the CP and basic folding instructions in the files linked below.

## Squares and Crosses Tessellation

This tessellation is closely related to Ninja Star Tessellation and you get the latter as one of the intermediate steps when ...

## Ichthys (CLU)

Below you can find a CP with folding tips. The CP is quite simple, so even if you have little experience, you should be able ...

## Heart (CLU)

Below you can find a CP with folding tips. The CP is quite simple, so even if you have little experience, you should be able ...

## Grating Tessellation

There is a videotutorial by Paper Kawaii, showing practically the same model as mine. Compared to the video, my model uses a ...

## Six Intersecting Pentagrams (SIP)

Instructions for this model are available in an OrigamiUSA article which also contains very interesting details about this mo...

## Makalu

Introduction and folding instructions online and in print Robert J. Lang’s Makalu (Six Intersecting Pentagons) is an interest...

## Super-Pineapple Tessellation (Extreme Double Pineapple Tessellation)

Super-Pineapple Tessellation is my extended (and much more complex) variant of Ilan Garibi’s Pineapple Tessellation.

## Four-Sink-Base Tessellation and arbitrary pixel images

This is a molecule I came up with independently with many other designers. By itself, it is not very interesting, but it make...

## Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal and other starting polygons)

Hexagonal version Octagonal version This is a simple model which can ...

## Bed of Nails Tessellation

A Crease Pattern was published in Techno Origami, book of 15th Origami Outdoor Meeting.

## Down the Rabbit Hole (aka Hill/Bump)

This is a model independently designed by me and other people, including Matt Humberstone who published a Crease Pattern of h...

## Name Plate

You can use this model to print your name on it (templates available below) and put it on your desk or for adding descriptions to your models at an origami c...

## Bumpy Octahedron

Front side Bumpy Octahedron is folded from a single sheet of 2:1 paper. Each face is decorated with a sunken tria...

## Gasherbrum

Introduction and folding instructions on author’s page Gasherbrum (Four Interesecting Triangles) is one of the models in Hima...

## Annapurna

Introduction and folding instructions on author’s page Annapurna (Ten Interesecting Triangles) is one of the models in Himala...

## Umbrella Dodecahedron

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 54.

## QRSTUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

## Poinsettia Ball

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 30.

## Cosmos Ball

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 18.

## FIT (Five Intersecting Tetrahedra)

Tom Hull’s folding instructions Five Intersecting Tetrahedra (FIT), designed by Thomas Hull, is probably the most popular mod...

## WXYZ

Diagrams for this model are available online.

## TUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

## STUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

## Blintz Icosidodecahedron

Model diagrams are available online.