Reading Bracelet Patterns
How to Make a Bracelet from a Patter
These bracelet patterns didn’t take long to learn, and once you get the hang of it, you can really make so many different bracelets! In this article I will show you how to make a pattern like this here in the sidebar.
Ok, so in this bracelet there are 2 (or 4, just the same two but backwards…you’ll see what I mean) different knots to make, and I will show you how to make them here.
The first knot I will show you is how to make the arrow that is pointing down and to the right.
The pictures I’m showing you is from Row 9 of the pattern. I’m starting there because all 4 things I will show you are within rows 9-11
Row 9 first shows a pink and black string – pink on left and black on right. The pink string knots twice over the black one. You will knot from the left side, and at the end of the knots, your strings will have switched places, black on left and pink on right, like the graph shows.
The second knot is the black going over the green (and it will end up on the right)
Ok, now the third knot in Row 9 is the black and green knot. The black goes over the green, but the arrow is pointing downward left this time, opposite of what we’ve been doing. The first two knots, the arrow points left to right, meaning the left string goes over top of the right string. This one points right to left, meaning the right string goes over top of the left string. It will look like the same thing in reverse – a backwards “4”.
Do the same with the pink and black at the end. Pink on right will cross over black on left in a reverse 4 shape. And you will have completed this row.
Moving on to row 10. Same thing! Only tricky thing about this row is that you’ll let the first black string alone – that one won’t get knotted on this row, as you can see in the graph. Move on to knotting the pink string on the left over top of the green, they’ll be on opposite sides, etc.
Ok Row 11 has two knots on the edges that look different than what you have been doing at this point. The first knot in row 11 has an arrow that starts to go one way and then the other – what this means is that instead of knotting it on the left side two times or the right side two times, you’ll be doing one each way.
So the first knot in Row 11. Black is on the left and green is on the right. The green will be the color you are knotting for both parts of the knot. First knot it on the right side once. Then for the second one, knot it to the right again. This will allow them not to switch sides like they have been doing but they will stay where they originally were. The black started on the left, and is still on the left, and the green started on the right, and after one knot on the right and one on the left, it will remain on its original side
I hope that was helpful! Still figuring out how to upload pictures within an article. I took pictures of me doing this while making the tutorial, still trying to figure out how to upload them in the text. While I figure that out, please feel free to comment or let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for future tutorials!