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# (( Bracelets )) Flip Flop Zig Zag Friendship Bracelet

1. Introduction
2. Materials
3. Step by Step
3.1. Step 1
3.2. Step 2
3.3. Step 3
3.4. Step 4
3.5. Step 5
4. Videos
5. Alternative Tutorial
6. Introduction
7. Materials
8. Step by Step
8.1. Step 1
8.2. Step 2
8.3. Step 3
8.4. Step 4
8.5. Step 5
9. Alternative Tutorial 2
10. Materials and Set Up
11. Step by Step
11.1. Step 1
11.2. Step 2
11.3. Step 3
11.4. Step 1
12. Double Version
13. Materials and Set Up
13.1. Getting Started
14. Step by Step
14.1. Step 1
14.2. Step 2
14.3. Step 3
14.4. Step 4
14.5. Step 5
14.6. Step 6
14.7. Step 7
14.8. Step 8
15. Alpha Version
16. Materials and Set Up
17. Step by Step
17.1. Step 1
17.2. Step 2
17.3. Step 3
17.4. Step 4
17.5. Step 5
18. Video

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# Introduction

Bracelet: Flip Flop Zig Zag.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.

Looks good with: An even number of strings (no less than 8).

You need to know how to do: Forward Knots (f/k) and Backward Knots (b/k) REMEMBER: TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!

It helps that you know how to make the: Diagonal/Candy Stripe, Snake Zigzag.

# Materials

8 strings, 4 colors, 2 strings of each color. Each string should be 3 feet (36 in.) This bracelet uses a lot more string than expected. Make strings longer for larger wrists.

Example: 8 strings, 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 green, 2 blue.

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# Step by Step

## Step 1

Order your strings: Red, red, yellow, yellow, green, green, blue, blue(R,R,Y,Y,G,G,B,B) .

## Step 2

Tie a f/k with the first red onto the other red. Tie another f/k onto the first yellow, followed by the second yellow. Tie f/k with the first red strings all the way across your other strings. Do this with the second red strings as well.

## Step 3

Now that you have done 2 rows with your red strings, FLIP THE BRACELET OVER, so it's upside down. I know, that sounds funny, but that's what you have to do. Now do 2 rows of f/k with your red strings again. (Flipping the bracelet over should return the red strings to the left side.)

## Step 4

Now that you have 4 rows of red, flip the bracelet over AGAIN. Do 2 MORE rows of f/k with your red strings. You should have 6 rows of red now. So what you have done, is you did 2 rows of a color, flipped the bracelet over, did 2 more rows, flipped the bracelet over again, did you more rows, and that all you need to do..... for now.

## Step 5

Your red rows should have formed a "circle" like shape. Now take your first yellow string and tie b/k all the way across. Do this with your other yellow string as well. Every time you do 2 rows, flip your bracelet over, even if you change colors. Flip the bracelet over, and do 2 more rows of b/k. Flip the bracelet over again, and do the last 2 rows of b/k with yellow. There should now be 6 rows of red, and 6 rows of yellow as well. Do what you did with red to green. Do what you did with yellow to blue. Continue doing these steps until the bracelet is as long as you like. Remember to flip your bracelet over every 2 rows, but it definitely won't ruin your bracelet if you forget.

Send me a private message if you're having any trouble and need some help. Feel free to ask for tutorials as well. Enjoy the Flip Flop Zig Zag! Thank you! Here is a link to pictures of my Flip Flop Zigzags!

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# Videos

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[h1]Alternative Tutorial[/h1]

# Introduction

The Flip flop Zigzag pattern is a very simple pattern. It helps if you know how to make the candy stripe (pattern #1).

# Materials

Embroidery Floss or any type or string. I will use three colors. You can use more or less than that amount.

Something to hold down your bracelet such as a clipboard, safety pin or tape.

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# Step by Step

## Step 1

For Step one you need to set up your bracelet. You need three colors. (I am using yellow, pink and blue.) What I did to start them was cutting three long strings and folding them in half and tying them into a knot.

## Step 2

You should setup your strings in the order of 1 (yellow) 2 (yellow) 3 (pink) 4 (pink) 5 (blue) 6 (blue). First you need to make a row of forward knots with string 1. Then take string 2 and do the same as string 1.

## Step 3

Next you need to literally flip the bracelet over. Now you should end back up with string 1 being back all the way on the left (which is the starting point). You take string 1 and go through the whole row by doing forward knots. Then you do the same with string 2.

## Step 4

Now you flip the bracelet over to the front side again. All the way on the left should still be string 1. You go through the whole row of strings with string 1 by doing forward knots. Then you do the same thing with string 2.

## Step 5

You should now end up with the order 345612. Repeat steps 2-4 until desired length.

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# Materials and Set Up

Number of Strings:2 of each color
Number of Colors:as many as you want
Length for each string: 65 inches
Order of Strings: AABBCC

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# Step by Step

## Step 1

Take the strings and tie a knot a the top.

## Step 2

Make forward knots until you reach to the last strand. (do that with both strings of that color.)

## Step 3

Flip the bracelet over and do forward knots.

## Step 1

Repeat steps until the length of your bracelet is enough

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# Materials and Set Up

-6 different colors (2 strings per each color) like it is in this tutorial, ie a total of 12 working strings.
But you can choose up to many strings you want. In the picture above, I used 8 different colors. But for tutorial purposes, I'll just be using 6 - to just get across the pattern idea of the bracelet in simpler terms
-Length of strings to this bracelet is very crucial because although it's candy stripes, you're using up one color for making 3 different rows. So it will take up string.
I'd advise you to cut and measure your string fairly long depending on your wrist size.
I stuck on the safe side and cut mine about 100 inches and then folded in half coming to about 50 inches.
I think that should be fine to work with. But if your still not sure your free to cut and measure them as long as you want.

-Setup for this bracelet is going to be just like you would a normal chevron ie 1 2 3 4 5 6 (Middle) 6 5 4 3 2 1

## Getting Started

You can start your bracelet however you want to. I started mine off with a buckle at the top :)

The colors are not the best i know :P Hehe But I used my scrap or left over strings for tutorial purposes only.
So anyways the colors I'm using today are teal, black, white, light yellow, dark brown, and a hazel brown.

Setup your strings like as shown down below.

We are going to work like how we would a normal chevron ie from the outside in.

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# Step by Step

## Step 1

First we're going to work on our left section. Take the left most string and make forward knots on all the remaining strings ie on the remaining 5 strings till you reach the center. You will have something that looks like this.

## Step 2

Next we're going to work on our right most section. Take the string that is to the right most of the same color like in the previous step and make backward knots on all the remaining 5 strings till you reach the center. You will have something that looks like this.

## Step 3

Next you are going to join both strings of the same color at the center either with forward or a backward knot. It won't make a difference because they both are of the same color.

And then you will have something that looks like this.

## Step 4

IN THIS STEP YOU ARE GOING TO FLIP THE BRACELET TO ITS BACK.

## Step 5

Now we're going to work with the same strings of the same color. Only this time we are going to work from INSIDE out instead of outside in as in the case of the first step.

## Step 6

Taking the left middlemost colored string and making 5 backward knots on the remaining strings till you reach the border until you have something like this.

## Step 7

Now taking the right middlemost colored string and making 5 forward knots on the remaining strings till you reach the border until you have something like this.

## Step 8

Now again we're going to flip the bracelet over to its front ie to its original side and repeat steps 1 & 2 again till you have something like this.

NOW YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT AFTER STEP 8 YOU ARE NOT GOING TO JOIN THE TWO STRINGS AFTER THEY HAVE REACHED THE CENTER BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY CONNECTED THE STRINGS OF THIS COLOR AT THE START. INSTEAD YOU'RE JUST GOING TO LEAVE THEM LOOSE AND YOU'RE GOING TO PICK UP YOUR NEXT COLOR IN LINE(BROWN FOR ME) AND REPEAT STEPS 1-8 AGAIN Just like down below.

So Basically you have to keep in mind that you join 2 strings in the middle only when your picking up a new color. Other than that you're just going to work normally like how you would a flip flop bracelet.
This creates the little hole gaps in between each color.

Keep Repeating the steps until desired length and you will have something like this.

And that's all there is to the bracelet :D I hope the tutorial was clear enough and that you enjoyed it too ;)

Toodles Everyone & Have A Beautiful Day! :D

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# Alpha Version

Basically this is the same as a regular alpha, except you flip the bracelet over after each row. I learned how to make this from my best friend, so I'm not sure where she got the idea from! All these pictures are from her and of her bracelets, so the credit goes to her! Hope you enjoy!

If you don't know how to make a regular alpha bracelet, click here: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=3750

# Materials and Set Up

-2 different colors: however many of the color for the words to make your bracelet however wide you want, and one very long string like you would use for a normal alpha. I usually just use the skein.
-You set this bracelet up just like a normal alpha.

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# Step by Step

## Step 1

Start your bracelet however you want! My friend was lazy, so she just taped down her strings! Notice that you have several shorter strings (12 purple ones in her case) and one long one, the yellow.

## Step 2

Next you will just knot your first row! You'll tie forward knots with the yellow around all the purple ones.

## Step 3

Now you will flip the bracelet completely over and tie another row of forward knots with the yellow.

## Step 4

You'll just keep flipping and knotting for however long you just want the yellow background.

## Step 5

Now, when you want to start with letters or a pattern or something, you will do the same thing as a normal alpha. You'll just tie a backward knot with the purple around the yellow. And then you just keep going.

Well, that's about it! You just keep going like this, and remember to flip after every row. I personally think this is a little easier than a regular alpha, but everyone is different. Again, all the pictures are ones my friend gave to me when she was explaining it to me So I hope they help!

~Gerbilsrawesome

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# Editors

The original author of this tutorial is kallum, but it has also been edited by Stefan, Foz, Geyn, Jeckle, DancingTurtle, gerbilsrawesome, Dodadoo, k_marie, Alicat, totoro113, kleinevos and jeany115. The tutorial was last updated 4 years ago.