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

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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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# 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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# 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: https://www.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!

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# Flip flop candystripe

## Materials

- at least four strings in different colours ( it can be an odd number)
- something to hold the bracelet down while knotting it ( I recommend a clip)

## Tutorial

### Step 1

Put the strings in whichever order you want them to be and secure them on your working surface. Take the string on the left and do forward knots with it all the way to the right. Instead of knotting in a diagonal like you usually do when making a candystripe bracelet you need to make sure to knot in a horizontal line.

### Step 2

Flip the bracelet. Take the string that is on the left (the same string you used in step 1) and do forward knots in a horizontal line onto all other strings.

### Step 3

Flip the bracelet again. Take the string on the left (it's the same string again) and do forward knots with it on all other strings in a horizontal line again.

### Step 4

Don't flip the bracelet. Take the string that's now on the left (a different string than before) and repeat the previous steps.

## Editors

The original author of this tutorial is kallum but it was also edited by Stefan, Geyn, DancingTurtle, Jeckle, totoro113, k_marie, Dodadoo, usr58785, Foz, gerbilsrawesome, jeany115, Alicat, kleinevos and halokiwi.