(( Bracelets )) Ten Strand Fish Design
|Table of contents||1. Materials and Set Up|
2. Step by Step
2.1. Step 1
2.2. Step 2
2.3. Step 3
2.4. Step 4
2.5. Step 5
2.6. Step 6
2.7. Step 7
2.8. Step 8
2.9. Step 9
2.10. Step 10
2.11. Step 11
Materials and Set Up
For this pattern, you need 10 lengths of floss in five colours.
In the tutorial I'll be using yellow, red, brown, light green and dark green. Start your bracelet however you wish, with a buckle, or a loop, or a braid.
Set Up: 1 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1
Step by Step
Step 1[p]Knot the red threads in the centre, and then knot outwards to make a backwards red chevron.
Next, knot the light greens in the middle and, similar to the red strings, knot them out as a backwards chevron. However, this time when you knot them over the dark green strings, stop. Don't knot them over the red strings.
Next up are the yellow strings. Again, knot them in the middle and then outwards over the brown and dark green strings. This time, you don't want to be knotting them over the light green OR the red strings.
Then knot the brown strings in the middle and over the dark green strings on either side. Don't knot over yellow, light green or red. Finally, knot the dark green strings in the middle.
Now at this point, it gets slightly complicat
Then take your yellow strings, knot them over the dark green strings, then the brown strings, and finally together in the middle. At this point you'll notice the yellow strings are pulled straight before knotting - this is fine. Do the same with your light green threads, pull the strings so they're fairly straight then knot them over dark green, then brown, then yellow, then together in the middle. Finally, do the same with the red threads - pulling the threads fairly straight, knot them over dark green, brown, yellow, light green, then together in the middle. At this point, your threads should be in the same order you started in. We now have the body of the fish done, and it's time to work on the tail :)
Take the dark green threads, and knot them inwards. Don't knot them over the red threads.
Knot the red threads over the dark greens with forward/b
Knot the brown threads back over the light green and yellow threads so they are on the outside again.
Knot the dark green threads over light green, yellow and brown til they're on the outside.
Finally, knot the red threads together in the middle, and then knot them out to the edges to complete the tail of the fish.
Note: in order to make it far more fish-like