# (( How to... )) Design Bracelet Patterns

# Designing a normal pattern

The method used can be simplifie

**1.** Draw the pattern on a square-gr

**2.** Split up the pattern in small equivalen

**3.** Take one of the pieces and use this to color the knots in a "pattern-m

**4.** "Solve" this pattern-m

**5.** Determine what type of knots your map contain.

**6.** When you are ready, you can input your pattern in the Generator

## Step 1: Draw the pattern

Take a square-gr

## Step 2: Split it up (determine periodicity)

Look at the pattern and see how it repeats. Split it up in equal parts that are as small as possible.

## Step 3: Color the knots in a "pattern-map"

Draw a "pattern-m

## Step 4: "Solve" the pattern-map

This is the trickiest part. The thing is to colour the "threads" between the knots in the map so:

- the "threads" between the knots are continous

- above and below every knot, one of the threads has the same color as the knot.

- the thread at the top has the same color as the correspon

The last condition is only necessary when designing repeated patterns.

Beware - this step can not be done for all patterns. If you cannot find a solution for your pattern, then you have to remake your pattern or maybe use another color for some of your knots.

## Step 5: Determine knots

Now determine what knots that should be used. You can use the four basic knots of friendshi

When you are ready with all the steps, you can input your pattern in the Generator and get a similar instructi

# Designing an 1212 pattern

Designing an 1212 pattern is easier than designing an arbitrary normal pattern. This pattern type only concerns two-color

**1.** Start by doing step 1 to 3 in the previous tutorial. Make sure you design a pattern with only 2 colors.

**2.** When solving the pattern-m

and then place out the proper knots:

The 1212 version of the zig-zag pattern is done! You can start tying right away!

# Helpful things

## Pattern map

This is a 16 knot 32 row pattern map. To use it, right click on the picture, click 'copy' and then paste it into a Word document, You can then resize it and print it out.

## Grid papers

You can download grid papers in PDF format from the tutorial Grid papers.

# Editors

The original author of this tutorial is __Stefan__, but it has also been edited by __Foz__, __Frosty__, __k_marie__, __Kestrel__, __pomeranian__ and __nico351manu__. The tutorial was last updated 2 years ago.

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