(( Bracelets )) Bubble Bracelet
Materials and Set Up
To start, you will need 8 strings: 2 strings of 4 colors. I'll be referring to them as colors A (blue), B (yellow), C (gold), and D (pink). I used one 6-foot-lo
Set up: ABCDDCBA (I set mine up by making the first half of a buckle.)
Step by Step
Make 4 Chevron/A
Now we're going to make the middle section. Set aside all A (blue) and B (yellow) strings. Now take the the D (pink) string on the left and make a bw knot on the C (gold) string next to it. Repeat this on the other side, making a fw knot with the D string over the other C one.
Make a fw (or bw) knot between the two C strings.
Now take the D string on the left and make a fw knot over the C string next to it. Repeat on the other side, but make a bw knot with the C string over the D string instead of a fw knot.
Repeat steps 2 - 4 two more times. (There should be three dots made of color C.)
Now take the A (blue) and B (yellow) strands on one side. Using the A strand, make about 25 Chinese staircase knots over the B string, or until the Chinese staircase section is about 1/3 longer than the middle section.
Using the A and B strings on the other side, repeat step 6.
Using the A string on the left, make fw knots across the C and D strings next to it. Repeat on the right side, using bw instead of fw knots. Knot both the A strings together.
Using the B strings, create 1 Chevron/A
To continue the bracelet, repeat steps 2 - 9 for each "bubble" section. But on the next section, the colors will be all switched around. On the even-numb
Make 4 rows of a regular Chevron/A
Once you understan
Alternate Version: Bubble Bracelet with Chevrons
Materials and Set Up
Choose 4 colors, one of which will be shown less.
Cut each of the 4 colors about 4 to 5 feet long, fold over, and tie in a knot.
In this case, yellow is the color that will be seen less.
Arrange your colors so your least favorite is second and second-to
Imagine the strings have been labeled A1 B1 C1 D1 D2 C2 B2 A2.
**Note: The "1" and "2" denote whether the string is on the left or right. There are times when the two middle strands switch places. Instructi
Tie A1 over B1 16 times. I used 8 forward-b
Here is the second half of the backward-
After both A's have been tied over the B's, it should look like the following
With the C1 and C2, tie 5 square knots over the two D strings. Click here for instructi
Below is the second half of a square knot. After this is tied, you must tie 4 more complete square knots.
Here is the completed chain section. Next, it is time to tie the chevron section.
Tie B1 over C1 and D1. Tie B2 over C2 and D2, then over B1. This final knot connects the two B strands. The order of the strings is now ACDBBDCA.
Tie A1 over C1, D1, and B1. Then Tie A2 over C2, D2, B2, and A1. Order is now CDBAABDC
Final row of the chevron. Tie C1 over D1, B1, and A1. Then tie C2 over D2, B2, A2, and C1. Order after chevron has been tied is DBACCABD.
You are now done with one repeat of the pattern! Imagine the strings have been re-named (pink used to be D, but is now A) and repeat steps 1-10. Continue for as long as you want the bracelet to be.
Below you can see what the completed bracelet looks like.
Tips and Tricks
~ Try changing the number of knots for the side chains and middle square knots to lengthen or shorten. By increasin
~ Increase the number of strings for a wider bracelet with more color combinati
~ Instead of square knots in the center, try twisted square knots.
~ Add beads to customize your bracelet more (and make it faster to complete!