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# Materials and Set Up

You'll need 2 different colors of thread, 40 inches each. For the purpose of this pattern, we'll say four 40 inches blue thread and six 40 inches yellow threads.

Set Up: parted in such a way to illustrate the 5 threads that will make the left and right zig-zags.

Example: Y=Yellow, B=Blue

# Step by Step

## Step 1

First, you'll be working on the right zig-zag of the double zig-zag. Starting with the 5th string from right (Y), make four forward double knots.

## Step 2

Do the same with the next four strings until you create a diagonal stripe with Y, B, Y, B, Y pattern.

## Step 3

To create the zig-zag, create four backward knots using the rightmost string (Y).

## Step 4

Do step 3 four more times with the succeeding strings to create the same Y, B, Y, B, Y pattern.

## Step 5

Now, work on the left zig-zag. Take the 5th string from left and create four backward knots.

## Step 6

Do step 5 four more times using the succeeding strings to create Y, B, Y, B, Y pattern.

## Step 7

Create four forward knots with the leftmost string (Y).

## Step 8

Repeat step 7 four more times.

## Step 9

To join the left and right zig-zags, make a double knot using the two strings in the middle (5th and 6th strings).

## Step 10

Repeat steps 1 through 9 until the desired length.

## Step 11

Tie your bracelet and cut the remaining strings.

# Video

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# Alternate Version

INTRODUCTION

Hey Everyone. This is my Version of the double connected zig-zag braceleet and I hope you enjoy this bracelet. It's very simple and I'm sure you'll grab it real soon.

Here's the Bracelet We're Doing today:

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# Materials and Set Up

Colors: 6 different colors (as in the tutorial) But this bracelet is totally flexible. You can use as many colors as you want. I stuck to 6 colors because I didn't want my triangle at the center to be quite large. I feel it looks a bit odd if it's too big. But your free to experiment if you like thicker bracelets.

Number of strings: You're going to need 2 strings per each of the 6 colors. So that means you'll be working with 12 different working strings :D

Length of Strings: Cut your strings about 40 to 45 inches to stay on the safe side. I work best with longer strings. Or otherwise cut accordingly depending on your wrist size.

Set them up like you would a normal chevron shown as below, 1 2 3 4 5 6 (Middle) 6 5 4 3 2 1.

Example:For this bracelet I'm using 6 different colors. Gold, Light Pink, Brown, Black, Red and Teal
You can start your bracelet however you want to. I started mine off with double braids as shown below:

Divide them into 2 equal groups/sections.

First we're going to work on the left side.

# Left Section

Now you want to remember that when you're working on your left section it starts with rows of backward knots and then ends with rows of forward knots.

## Step 1

Take the string that is to the far right (for me it's the teal) and make 5 backward knots on all the 5 strings until you reach the end like so.

## Step 2

Next you're going take your new string on the far right and do the same as what you did with the teal colored string, ie making 5 backward knots on all the strings including the teal with which you just worked in the previous step.

## Step 3

Keep doing the above 2 steps until you've used up all the colors ie until you've used up all 6 colors and until you have something like this.
Below we have made our first zig. We have to give it a zag now, which involves making forward knots.

## Step 4

Take the same string with which you finished with last (for me it's the golden) and you're going to go back those 5 strings ie this time working with forward knots. So make forward knots on all 5 strings.

## Step 5

Take your next color in line and do the same as step 4 making forward knots on all 5 strings.

## Step 6

Keep doing steps 4 and 5 until you've used up all the 6 colors and until you have something like this now.

NOW WERE DONE WITH OUR LEFT SECTION. TIME TO WORK ON THE RIGHT SECTION

# Right Section

Now you're working with the section on the right. It starts with rows of forward knots and then ends with rows of backward knots.

## Step 7

Take the string that is on the far left (for me its the teal) and make 5 forward knots on all the 5 strings until you reach the end.

## Step 8

Next you're going to keep repeating step 1 until you've used up all your 6 colors making forward knots with each.
Below we have made our first zig. We have to give it a zag now ,which involves making backward knots.

## Step 9

Take the same string you finished with last (for me its the golden) and you're going to go back those 5 strings ie this time working with backward knots. So make backward knots on all 5 strings.

## Step 10

Keep doing step 3 until you've used up all the 6 colors

## Step 11-Joining Sections

NOW IT'S TIME TO CONNECT THE TWO SEPARATE SECTIONS WE WORKED ON.
So, take the two middlemost strings from either sections (for me is the teal) like so:

And just like the bracelet on the left we're going to connect the center either with a forward or a backward knot. It really doesn't matter since the strings are of the same color.

And after connecting you will have something like this. A triangular region at the center which gives a cool effect to the bracelet.

## Step 12

After connecting the center you're basically going to repeat from step 1 and work your way until desired length

## Step 13

Stopping when you reach the bracelet's desired length and finish it off however you like.

# Alternative method:

You can also make heart shaped zig-zag. If you use 6 colors as in the tutorial, you just have to change the right section of your bracelet.
Instead of making 6 stripes with forward knots and 6 stripes with backward knots, you have to do this:
Make 3 stripes with forward knots, then 3 stripes with backward knots, again 3 stripes with forward knots and finish with 3 stripes with backward knots.

If you make the rest of the bracelet as explained above, you'll get this (I used only 10 strings for this bracelet):

And that's all there is to the bracelet :)

## Editors

The original author of this tutorial is peace1831 but it was also edited by Stefan, lorie, Jeckle, k_marie, Alicat, frenchie63 and kleinevos.