(( How to... )) Alpha/Letter patterns
This tutorial should teach you how to make patterns (also called Letter-, alphabet- or cross-sti
The Letter and Backgroun
In this tutorial, we limit ourselves to two colors. We call them letter color (the color of the letters), and backgroun
This tutorial will not teach how to make bracelets with more than 2 colors. If you want to make alpha bracelets with more than 2 colors, take a look at Multicolo
The knots used are the normal FORWARD knots and the BACKWARD knots. They are slightly inclined in the alpha bracelets compared to the normal fk's and bk's though. If you want to put arrows on them (like in normal patterns)
Left- and right-kno
ts (gives backgroun d colored knots)
If you want to make a knot in the backgroun
How to make a right-kno
How to make a left-knot
Another way to see it...
Downward knots (gives letter colored knots)
If you want to make a knot in the letter color, you should make a downward knot. The downward knot is either a fk or a bk depending on what direction you are tying. Example: Take a look at the image in the next section. On the second row, there are some blue downward knots. They are actually forward knots, because they are made with one blue string coming from above and one orange string coming from the right. On row 3 the blue downward knots are backward knots because we have the orange string coming from left and and the blue one from above.
One way to see it is as you have 2 strings and want to make a forward or backward knot. The only differenc
How to make a right downward knot
Imagine you just made the black knot to the left, and that you are going to make a downward knot to the right of it.
How to make a left downward knot
Imagine you just made the black knot to the right, and that you are going to make a downward knot to the left of it.
Tying the pattern
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make the letter A on a bracelet. You may replace the letter A by any other letter (see letter examples further down in this tutorial)
For this pattern, you will need 8 strings in the letter color, and one in the backgroun
Start with the blue string to the left and make eight right-kno
Use the same string but change direction and make two left-knot
In this way you can choose color of the next knots. Follow the pattern in step 1 until row 2 is finished.
Change direction again and make row 3. Tie right-kno
When you've finished the first letter, you can continue with the next. You find suggestio
Example alphabet letters
Use the alphabet letters above and combine them into a full bracelet saying your name. It can be a good idea to draw your pattern on a square grid paper first. Here is a tutorial with grid papers: Grid papers
Example on how to make own letters: A cursive L
1. get 11 strings of different colors
2. tie them together and tape it to a table or put it on a clipboard
3. get a long piece (i mean it LONG) and tape it (or clip it) next to the 11 strings
4. fk 11 across
5. that is the start, i will give you the lines now...
line 1: 11
line 2: 8, 1, 2
line 3: 4, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1
line 4: 3, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
line 5: 3, 1, 3, 2, 2,
line 6: 2, 6, 2
line 7: 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1, 2
line 8: 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1, 2
line 9: 2, 1, 6, 1, 1
line 10: 9, 1, 1
line 11: 11
The original author of this tutorial is Stefan, but it has also been edited by Foz, spiffehgymnast, Geyn, Kittycat, Gracie04, RockePloeger, Matina, iluvmyspud, CupHearts, Sareana, alexisbadd, password1232343, braceletcrazy12, tennischiac95, piggyfan2, matiasgroso99, HarleyMama23, funcrazyhelen, Kris10, feemis, MashaOrange, k_marie, Kestrel, moderna2009, diana923, MOOONICA, Braceletdude, kleinevos, CherryBelle, manejapis, heartzeinab and jess0027. The tutorial was last updated 4 months ago.