Weaved, Wove, and Woven

The Quick Answer

To Weave (To Make Material)

The simple past tenseof to weave is wove. For example:
  • I wove a blanket last year.
The past participle of to weave is woven. (NB: This is the version used with have.) For example:
  • I have woven a blanket for you.
Of note, in British English, weaved is becoming more popular. It is used for both the past tense and the past participle.

To Weave (To Twist and Turn)

When to weave means to twist and turn, then use weaved for both the past tense and the past participle. For example:
  • He weaved in and out of the bollards.
  • She has weaved her way through all the defenders.

Weaved, Wove, and Woven

When to weave refers to making material or cloth, then the following versions are used:

VerbPast SimplePast Participle
to weave (cloth)wovehave woven

Of note, Brits are increasingly using weaved for both the simple past tense and the past participle.

When to weave refers to dodging in and out of things, then the following versions are used:

VerbPast SimplePast Participle
to weave (in and out)weavedhave weaved

Examples of Weaved, Wove, and Woven

Here are some examples of weaved, wove, and woven used in sentences:

To Weave (Cloth)
  • Who wove the Fitzwilliam's "Sheldon" tapestries?
  • (This is the past tense of to weave (cloth).)
  • She has woven you a scarf.
  • (This is the past participle of to weave (cloth). Remember! The past participle is the version used with have, has, and had.)
To Weave (In and Out)
  • The bike weaved in and out of traffic.
  • (This is the past tense of to weave (in and out)
  • John has weaved his way to the top of the ladder.
  • (This is the past participle of to weave (in and out). Remember! The past participle is the version used with have, has, and had.)
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