(( How to... )) Read Normal Patterns
The intention with this tutorial is to show you how to read the pattern instructi
The pattern instructi
Below the preview image, there is a row of letters, probably starting with an A. The letters correspon
If the letters are A A A A B B B B, it means that you should start your bracelet with four strings of color A, and four strings of color B (and in that order).
Simple string setup
A simple way to setup the strings are with an overhand knot. Just bunch your strings together, and make the knot at top to keep them together.
While tying, a good method is to fasten the bracelet with tape on cardboard or simply use a clipboard
The length of the strings is the most common asked question on the site. The length of the strings vary between wrist sizes, string types, how hard you tie etc. That is why there is no exact instructi
e between odd and even number of strings
Most patterns on this site has an even number of strings. In these "even" bracelets
In the bracelet patterns with odd number of strings, the number of knots is the same for every row. In these kind of bracelets
There are only four basic knots used in the friendshi
Order of tying
The knots must be tied in order. If you tie the knots row by row, you will always be fine.
You can also make things complicat
When you get to the bottom
If the string colors at the top does not match the string colors at the bottom, then it will be a bit tricky to continue. A general rule to use is to follow the pattern but ignoring the colors of the strings. Hopefully
This image below shows how to think when making a pattern that repeats after 2 cycles. When you have gotten to the bottom, then the string colors don't match the top. For example, the leftmost string is yellow but it is supposed to be orange! The lower part of the image shows that the problem will solve itself if you just do the same knots, ignoring the colors.
A pattern that has top colors matching the bottom colors is said to be repeating. These are simpler to tie than the nonrepeat
Example: tying pattern 36
In box one, the chart tells us to tie a forward-b
In box two, the chart tells us to create a forward knot with strings 3 and 4 (orange and yellow). Once you have created that knot, move the strings out of the way.
Continue tying knots of strings in pairs. Tie strings 5 and 6, then 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and 12, 13 and 14, 15 and 16, 17 and 18. Make the knots according to the arrows in the chart.
We will skip some rows (the principle is the same). For box three, you will make a knot out of string 2 and 3 (counting from the left), so it is best to put it to the side. In this row, strings 2 and 3 are both orange and you will create a forward knot with them. Move them out of the way once you are finished and continue on with strings 4 and 5, and the rest of the way across the row.
Video 4 (SPANISH/
The original author of this tutorial is spiffehgymnast, but it has also been edited by Stefan, Foz, Dodadoo, k_marie, Kestrel, Alicat, Salani, Squishy5454, apprentice13, kleinevos, Masha_Knots, taylorswift101 and Aklady64. The tutorial was last updated 7 months ago.