Patterns of braiding rubber bands

Video lessons weaving with rubber bands

In recent years, needlework has been in fashion, and multi-colored bracelets made of rubber bands, which can often be seen not only on children, but also on their parents, are especially popular. Many people buy colorful kits for needlework, but they don’t know how to weave bracelets from rubber bands. For newcomers who are interested in this art, ELLE has put together some simple ways to weave gum bracelets for beginners with video links.

Bracelets made of elastic bands of the Rainbow Loom style, the most popular manufacturer of these needlework kits, who made a real revolution several years ago, are very easy to weave: the main thing is to master several basic skills. They can be woven on a machine, sold as a set, on a slingshot, and even on a fork found in the kitchen. Using video links, everyone will master the skill of weaving simple bracelets from rubber bands.

Fish tail

Any weaving lessons with rubber bands begin with mastering the basic method using the fishtail technique. For such a bracelet you will need about 50 rubber bands of the selected colors (beginners are recommended to start with one), a transparent clip for connecting the bracelet from the set and two fingers.

First you need to separate three gum - put the first on the index and middle fingers with an eight, and the second and third on top, without twisting. Then, the lower elastic band must be removed from both fingers in turn, taking it by the edges - it seems to hang on the other two, forming a loop. Then you can put on the fourth gum (all gum, except the first, do not twist) and, accordingly, throw off the third from your fingers. Each time, putting on a new elastic band, the lower one must be taken by the edges and stretched up through the fingers. When the bracelet is finished, the edges need to be fastened with a transparent clip, passing it through the extreme elastic bands.


For such a bracelet you will need only a hook from a set, as well as 50 elastic bands in two colors. This simple method will especially appeal to beginners, since it does not require much skill. First you need to take an elastic band of the same color and throw it on the hook with an eight. A gum of a different color must be thrown onto the hook and pulled through the loops of the first gum, then thrown on the hook the second part so that two loops of the same color are formed on the hook. Then again we take the gum of the first color and insert it only through the first loop of the gum of the second color. We put the second part of this gum on the hook. After all these manipulations, one loop of the second color and two of the first should remain on the hook. At this stage, the entire structure should be rotated 180 degrees, holding the rubber bands with your finger and sticking the hook on the other side. Thus, on the hook the first are the loops of the main color, followed by one loop of the second shade.

Each time after putting on elastic bands and creating loops, you must not forget about this 180-degree turn. When the bracelet reaches the desired length, it must be secured with a transparent clip.

Mermaid Scythe

Very beautiful gum bracelets are made using the “mermaid braid” technique. To weave this bracelet, you will need a machine and 60-70 rubber bands of two colors, a clip for securing the bracelet and a hook from the set. The bracelet is braided on two adjacent posts. First you need to put on an elastic band of two colors on two columns, twisting it with a figure of eight, and on the right column - an elastic band of another color, folded in half. Then on both columns to throw a rubber band of the first color without twisting. With the help of the hook, you need to pick up the gum folded in half and pull it to the side, after which, without removing it from the hook, pick up the bottom gum (figure eight) and bring it to the side of the center. We repeat the same operation on the left column and then on the right - putting on a double elastic band, throwing another on two adjacent columns. Pull the double elastic band crochet and pick up the four lower elastic bands in two colors. Then you always need to pick up the four gum located at the bottom, and throw them towards the center. When the desired length is reached, from the left column you need to remove all the lower gum except the top one and hook them to the center. Do the same with the right column, after which the upper elastic band from the right column should be thrown to the left and put on a two elastic bands fixing clip. Attach the other end of the bracelet to the same clip.

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The scheme of the fishtail bracelet on the fingers

  1. Put the rubber band on your fingers with the eight.
  2. Add 2 more elastic bands, you should get 3 eights on your fingers.
  3. Swap the middle and lower gum without removing.
  4. Drop it in the center.
  5. Put on the next elastic without twisting it.
  6. Drop the bottom gum in the middle.
  7. Repeat these steps until the desired bracelet size.

I recommend to watch the video: how to weave a bracelet of gum "fish tail" on the fingers!

What are the good color rubber rings

So why are color rings so good? If you think carefully, it will be difficult for us to name another specially created technology of children's creativity that would captivate so many teenagers and at the same time prove to be useful.

A bracelet will help to make a bright accent in a casual outfit or complement a festive costume. Crafts are exchanged or presented to each other. Own original bracelet allows you to prove your abilities and skills to friends. Creating baubles produces perseverance, perseverance, attention, the ability to work and shows the creative abilities of children. It seems unfair to exclude boys from this process.

Necessary tools and materials

Tricks of weaving with elastic bands have been known for a long time. Needlework became widespread after the American Chin Chong invented a machine for weaving with silicone rubber bands. Initially, he did this in order to entertain his daughters. Over time, the needlework kit began to be distributed in schools as a guide.

Making baubles so captivated the children that the popularity of this activity increased incredibly. The methods for weaving gum bracelets are different.

The following are considered the most popular:

  • Machine method. The advantages of using the machine are obvious. The device is perfect for children and adults. Even the thumbs are not an obstacle for working on the machine. Everything is easy and simple.
  • Weaving on a fork, slingshot or crochet. This method is more complicated than the machine tool, however, after several trainings, even beginners get excellent baubles in a variety of designs: with hearts, flowers, asterisks, etc. All decor elements are made using a thin hook.

The bracelet itself and its elements are made of multi-colored silicone rubber bands. Products are complemented by other elements: beads, ribbons, rhinestones. All of these materials are collected in special kits for needlework. When the weaving method is selected, it is necessary to understand the process.

A bit of history

The idea to combine soft leather rings into beautiful bracelets or belts was born long before mankind learned about rubber. Most often these were women's charms, military amulets or holiday belts. Then this technique was forgotten for a long time. The first to remember her children. Accounting colored rubber bands for money attracted attention precisely with their non-standard properties - elasticity and ability to hold their shape, soft fit and sufficient strength. In 2010, the world was covered by a wave of popularity of weaving from gum. Everyone was keen on this: adults and children, women and men, boys and girls. In some places, even competitions were held on this weaving for speed and originality of knitting.

But gum is quite difficult to knot. This was noticed by Chong Chun Ng, a Malaysian immigrant of Chinese descent, who worked as an engineer at the Nissan plant in the United States. His daughters diligently tried to build jewelry from accounting gum, but they were not given knots. A loving father has figured out how to make it easier for them. On a wooden board, he fixed a series of studs and acquired a dental hook. Weaving on the machine caused delight. The whole family was involved in inventing new schemes and methods. Gradually, the machine changed: carnations were replaced with rearranged plastic pegs, in which there was a special cavity for the convenience of clinging, convenient hooks and a “slingshot” were added. The patent was taken for a Twistz Bandz toy, but when the inventor wanted to put his invention on the market, it turned out that hair bands were made under the same name in China. They turned out to be more suitable material for weaving, because the range of colors they had was impressive, and the patterns were more openwork. At the family council, it was decided to give the product a new name - Rainbow Loom. It was under this name that the whole world learned about this fascinating activity.

Rainbow Loom is not just creating mischievous or elegant jewelry. Weaving requires perseverance, attention, finger dexterity. All this is the development of fine motor skills, the connection with the development of speech and memory. This is why Rainbow Loom has become fantastically popular among children and parents. Over 3 years, more than a million sets have been sold. The toy has become one of the most popular in the world.

In schools in some states, the administration was forced to ban the toy, as children were distracted from school. Cases of injury by bursting eyebrows were noted, children sometimes pulled their fingers up to the threat of necrosis. But nothing could stop the victorious procession of multi-colored woven rubber crafts around the world.

What can weave

Bracelets and rings are the first thing that comes to mind when looking at bright boxes of toys. But the ingenuity of enthusiasts knows no limits. Weave animals, handbags, trinkets, cases for smartphones, necklaces. Assortment depends on experience and imagination.

Limit yourself only with rubber bands is not worth it. Surely there are large beads, decorative rings, bright ribbons, elegant lace, sparkling sequins. On a large loom with a fishnet pattern, craftsmen weave full-fledged clothing elements - high openwork cuffs that pick up flying sleeves from chiffon and silk. Brutal biker outfits look unusual, complemented by wicker bands on caps or bracelets with metal inserts.

Children prefer to weave cute little animals, create fruits or berries, give their favorite doll a fashionable handbag. Teenagers go crazy for "baubles" of elastic bands, and color combinations in them are important.

A special place for bracelets

Bracelets remain the most popular rubber products. Girlfriends exchange them, weave them for gifts, arrange real weaving marathons. A lot of video instructions have appeared on the Internet that tell you how to make a bracelet from rubber bands. They can be created on the machine, use a slingshot or a fork, be limited to your own fingers.

On a note! The final result depends on the chosen weaving pattern, additional decorative elements, width and color scheme.

Young fashionistas not only flaunt mischievous “baubles”. They are presented as a sign of special friendship and collect. There is even a special language of "baubles" that reports on the mood and status of the owner in a particular youth company. But more often than not, this is a wonderful way to have fun while creating a new piece of jewelry.

If there is no machine nearby

The easiest way is to use only your fingers and the fastener included in the kit. The bracelet is narrow, just for a child’s hand. Available patterns will be "fish tail", "rain", "sidewalk" and some others.

Rubber bracelet - weave "rain"

The technique of weaving "on the fingers" is quite simple:

  • to prepare elastic bands, preferably 2-3 colors, and a fastener for fixing,
  • choose a specific weaving pattern (they can be found in the instructions for sets) and follow it step by step,
  • firmly fasten the clasp.

A well-chosen color combination or weaving method will help to create a decoration that adequately emphasizes the image. On some rubber bands you can put cute pendants, turning the bracelet into a gift with a hint.

Slingshot or fork

Each set has a simple device for weaving a bracelet on a slingshot. This is really a slingshot in which 3 plastic pegs are connected in the center, 2 are parallel to one side and 1 is diametrically opposite. On parallel pegs are placed elastic bands according to the schemes. They are intertwined with each other using a hook, stretching the loops. Gradually adding new elastic bands, weave a bracelet. Such an ornament will have a sharper faceted edge, and well-chosen color details will favorably highlight the owner of the bracelet.

Each set has a simple device for weaving a bracelet on a slingshot

If the slingshot is lost, it will be successfully replaced by a plastic fork. There are patterns of weaving on 4 teeth. The difficulty is that the prongs of the fork often have fairly sharp edges and can cut the gum at the crucial moment.

Rainbow machine

The most complex and colorful bracelets are created on the machine. Pegs allow you to free your hands and easily weave pendants, ribbons and beads into the decoration. Such bracelets are worthy of even an evening appearance. The most popular patterns are “sidewalk”, “caterpillar”, “snowflake”, “rain”, “French braid”. Particularly experienced master “spider” and “stars”. Wide bracelets (cuffs) are woven of multi-colored elastic bands according to the "scale" pattern. This is a rather coarse-mesh pattern, so such a bracelet does not require additional decoration. It is good in itself, especially if you choose the elastic bands in the color of a real rainbow. The width directly depends on the width of the machine itself. You can make a decoration up to 10 cm wide.

Elastic Band - Dragon Scale Weaving

The main difficulty of weaving on the machine is the exact correspondence to the pattern. A video instruction will come to the rescue, where the sequence of actions is scrupulously explained and advice is given on the selection of materials. If you plan to add beads or pendants, it is better to use transparent elastic bands for this, so as not to distort the color of the decor.

Attention Clasp

Each set includes packaging of transparent plastic mounts. They are necessary to create a reliable fastener. Usually this is a small hook and the second part is a clip in the form of a figure eight. With the apparent fragility, they provide a fairly strong fixation of the bracelet on the wrist. It is very important to know how to tie a rubber band on a bracelet firmly with a clip.

The clip is used on the simplest bracelets that are performed on fingers or on a slingshot. To do this, the elastic is simply placed on the clip, stretched to be pulled through a narrow slot in the clasp. A node is not formed in this case.

Each set includes a package of transparent plastic mounts

Sophisticated bracelets are fastened with a clasp. To do this, one part is woven into the bracelet already on the first elastic band. The last rubber bands are removed according to the scheme, until one rubber band remains. It is tightly pulled and threaded into the second part. After that, the tension is relaxed, and the elastic is firmly fixed in the fastener. This method is perfect for completing work on a slingshot and a machine.

Sometimes a fastener is not required if a ribbon is woven into the bracelet. It is she who will play the role of a fastener. A spectacular bow looks great with a festive outfit. The last gum must be passed through each other until there is a loop of 1-2 gum.A ribbon is pulled through it, and a fixing unit is formed.

On a note! If there are no fasteners or clips at hand, the coils of elastic bands are secured with a simple thread or torn elastic band.

Cute jewelry does not lose its popularity. The opponents have only one counterargument left - the environment. Indeed, gum absolutely does not decompose. But who said that a bored bracelet needs to be thrown away? Just dissolve it, arm yourself with new decorative elements, show your imagination - and you will get a new original decoration. This is especially important for co-creation with children.

Scheme of the bracelet “French braid” on a slingshot

You will need: elastic bands of two colors - for example, red and blue, slingshot, hook.

  1. Take the slingshot in your left hand, two columns should look upwards with recesses towards you.
  2. Put on the first eight red rubber band.
  3. Put on in the usual way, without twisting the next two gum, alternating colors (for example: blue-red).
  4. Hook the bottom left elastic band, then remove from the post and lower it between the posts.
  5. Hook the lower right rubber band, then remove from the post and lower it between the posts.
  6. Put the next elastic on the columns, changing the color.
  7. Remove the middle red rubber from the left column using the hook.
  8. Remove the lower blue rubber band from the right column using the hook.
  9. Weave in this way until you reach the right size for your bracelet. Then, when the last two gum stays on the columns, remove the lower gum one by one with a hook.
  10. Throw the last gum from the left post onto the right column, hook two gum with one of the hooks on the clip, then remove the bracelet from the slingshot.
  11. Hook the starting eraser eight with the second hook of the clip.
  12. Put the bracelet in a ring.

I recommend to watch a video master class!

The scheme of the bracelet "dragon scales" on a three-row machine

You will need: classic machine on 4 columns, rubber bands of two colors, hook, S-shaped clasp.

  1. Shift the middle row of the three-row machine by one column.
  2. Put on two rubber bands on the posts.
  3. Start with the bottom row of the first column, and the second row of the middle column which is shifted one left.
  4. Put the elastic on the second row of the first column, on the bottom row of the third column, on the bottom row of the second column and on the middle row of the third column.
  5. Complete two rows completely.
  6. Turn the machine over.
  7. Put the elastic twisted in half on the middle extreme column.
  8. Remove the bottom gum from the middle end post.
  9. Put the elastic on the column on which it is fixed on the back.
  10. Remove all rubber bands, and dress them on the posts where they are fixed.
  11. Fasten the weave.
  12. Put on the hook clasp.

I recommend to watch this video!

Master Class

  1. Place the slingshot indentation toward you.
  2. Eight put on a red elastic band on 2 middle columns.
  3. Put the eight on a black elastic band on the right and left columns.
  4. Drop the red rubber by the column.
  5. Put a pair of pink rubber bands on the middle posts, wrapping them twice.
  6. Remove the lower middle black rubber bands by the posts.
  7. Fold the black elastic in half, then put the eight on the right columns. Do the same with the left columns.
  8. Discard the bottom row of rubber bands.
  9. Continue weaving in the same pattern and do not forget to alternate the colors of the rubber bands.
  10. Finish weaving when black elastic bands remain on 4 columns, then discard the rubber bands from the extreme columns to the middle ones.
  11. Spin, having thrown off the bottom rubber bands by columns.
  12. Transfer the rubber bands from one column to another, then put on an S - shaped clasp and connect the ends of the bracelets.

The double rainbow “Dragon Scale” on the slingshot is ready! I recommend to watch a video master class!

Diagram of a bracelet “mermaid’s braid”

You will need: elastic bands of two colors, a plastic hook, a transparent clip, a slingshot or a cocktail tube bent in half.

  1. Put on a light green elastic band of eight.
  2. Put the pink elastic on the right column of the slingshot, twisting it 2 times.
  3. Put the light green elastic on two posts in the usual way without twisting.
  4. Pick up the lower green rubber band with a hook through the pink rubber band.
  5. Move the loop to the center of the upper green gum.
  6. Put the next pink elastic on the left column of the slingshot, twisting it 2 times.
  7. Put the next gum of green color on two columns in the usual way without twisting.
  8. Pull the two lower green gum crocheted through the pink gum.
  9. Move the loop to the center of the upper green gum.
  10. Put the next pink elastic on the right column of the slingshot, twisting it 2 times.
  11. Put the next gum of green color on two columns in the usual way without twisting.
  12. Pull 4 loops (2 pink and 2 lime) through the pink elastic.
  13. Place them in the center of the weave.
  14. Put the next pink elastic on the left column of the slingshot, twisting it 2 times.
  15. Put the next gum of green color on two columns in the usual way without twisting.
  16. Remove the center of the left column 4 loops.
  17. Put the next pink elastic on the right column of the slingshot, twisting it 2 times.
  18. Put the next gum of green color on two columns in the usual way without twisting.
  19. Remove 4 loops to the center from the right column.
  20. Weave the entire bracelet in this way.
  21. Slip the clear plastic clip over the first and last loops.

I recommend to watch a video master class!

Scheme of the sidewalk bracelet on a slingshot

You will need: elastic bands of two colors - for example, white and blue, slingshot, plastic hook, plastic clip clasp (s).

  1. Take the slingshot in your left hand, two columns should look upwards with recesses towards you.
  2. Put on the eight two white elastic bands.
  3. Put the two blue elastic bands over the two pillars in the usual way without twisting.
  4. Crochet on the left column 2 lower elastic bands, then discard them in the center between the columns.
  5. Lower the elastic bands below and put on a pair of white elastic bands in the usual way without twisting.
  6. Crochet the bottom two elastic bands from the right column and discard them in the center.
  7. Put on a pair of blue elastic bands in the usual way without twisting.
  8. Crochet the bottom two rubber bands from the left column and discard them in the center.
  9. Weave the entire bracelet in this way.
  10. Finish weaving when you reach the desired length of the bracelet and you have 2 pairs of elastic bands on one column and 1 pair on the other.
  11. Crochet the bottom pair of elastic bands and discard in the center.
  12. Transfer a pair of elastic bands from one column to another.
  13. Pull the bracelet, hook the clasp and remove the bracelet from the slingshot.
  14. Hook the clip-fastener onto the first elastic band by connecting the two ends.

I recommend to watch a video master class!

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Bauble on the machine

To weave a thick bracelet from elastic bands, it is necessary to make four thin bracelets using the fishtail technique. It is braided by the alternation of three colors: blue, blue and white. For the side, rubber bands are thrown in blue. You can choose any other combination or make the decoration plain. Four plastic clips serve as a clasp for the bracelet.

For the bracelet you will need 250 silicone rubber bands:

  • 50 blue elements for the chain, on the side of the bracelet,
  • 200 multi-colored elastic bands for the main pattern.

The ratio of colors may be different. The work is meticulous and requires perseverance, but the result is worth it.

The machine is installed so that the columns are staggered, and the holes on them are on the right. The work will be performed on the four extreme columns. The process of creating baubles includes the following steps:

  1. They throw 4 rubber bands of blue color on the columns diagonally, twisting them with an eight. For the side chain, a blue horizontal pin of 4 pins is thrown.
  2. The next circle consists of white material. They throw 4 diagonally, this time you no longer need to twist them, as in the subsequent rows. After that, the horizontal blue for the chain is again thrown. For the 3rd round, all actions are repeated. On the machine it turned out 3 rubber bands on each diagonal and four horizontal columns.
  3. At the next stage, gum is thrown off. First, take the lower horizontal and throw it through the pins. Place so that it is in the middle of the product. Then, in the upper row, the blue elements are taken in turn and thrown them inside the machine. In the bottom row, horizontal elastic bands are pulled first, and then the elements of the first circle are thrown off, as in the top row.
  4. They throw off the elements after 3 circles have formed on the machine. In the next step, they circle 1 circle, as described in paragraph 2, and proceed to the removal of the elements, as described in paragraph 3.
  5. All subsequent rows of the bracelet are woven in a similar way, not forgetting to alternate the colors of the elastic bands: 1 row - blue, 3 rows - blue, 1 - blue, 3 - white, then everything is repeated again. The last row should consist of blue elements.
  6. After the bracelet of the necessary length has turned out, the last horizontal elastic is removed from the machine and laid aside. The remaining horizontal loop is thrown through the columns into the product, then white loops are thrown in the upper and lower rows of the machine. As a result, the rubber bands of the last blue circle remained on the machine.
  7. The loops of the upper row are removed by crochet and thrown diagonally on the columns of the lower row. Plastic clips in the shape of the letter S are attached to double loops. Then they are very carefully removed from the machine. It is necessary to ensure that the clip does not fly off, otherwise the bracelet will open. At the other end of the bracelet are double loops, which are formed from the first erasers in the form of eights. It is in them that plastic clips are wound.

Fork decoration

There is a plug in every home. Few people know that this is a great tool used to weave gum bracelets. A simple master class on weaving jewelry for a beginner describes such actions:

  1. On the middle cloves of the fork, put on the first gum in this way: fold it in half, then twist it with an eight and put on the teeth. The next two twist in the same way, but put on one - on 1 and 2, and the second - on 3 and 4 cloves.
  2. Start to throw off the items. The loops of the 1st gum are removed from the teeth and thrown through the gum of the 2nd row. To facilitate this procedure, you can use a regular toothpick.
  3. At the next stage, a double elastic band is put on the middle cloves, but there is no need to twist the eight. Then loops are removed from the same cloves and thrown over the last element.
  4. Double elements are again put on the extreme pairs of teeth and the loops are thrown off the middle ones, as described in paragraph 2.
  5. Then they continue to work on the same principle. If you need to weave a multi-colored bracelet, every two rows change the shade of the material.
  6. After the bracelet has reached the required length, proceed to the final steps. The loops located on the extreme teeth are removed and put on the adjacent internal ones. On the middle cloves of the fork, 2 double loops were obtained. The lower ones are removed, throwing them over the upper ones.
  7. They again throw the elastic and throw the loops through it. Then a loop is thrown from one of the teeth to the adjacent one. On the gum remaining on the fork, put on a clip. At the other end of the bracelet, they find the 1st loop and thread the other end of the clip.

Fingers weaving

Weave thick bracelets from gum can be on the fingers. It is necessary to prepare material in different shades. A feature of the weaving process - the middle and index fingers are used. Then all the steps are performed step by step:

  1. Take a rubber ring, twist in the form of an eight and put on your fingers. The next two rings are put on without twisting.
  2. They begin to remove the rings from the bottom row, throwing them through the fingers inward. They are straightened so that they are located in the middle.
  3. The next ring is put on, and the lower loops are thrown into the product. Weaving continues until a bauble of the desired length is obtained. In the process, when removing the loops on the fingers should always be 3 gum.

Initially, the product may be uneven. Do not get upset: after the work is completed, the product is slightly straightened, and it takes the desired shape. At the final stage, two loops remain on the fingers. They are carefully removed from the fingers, connected together and put on a clasp.

How to weave bracelets, what rubber bands

It’s best to start mastering new creativity with the acquisition of the Rainbow Loom kit. It contains everything you need: several hundred colorful rubber bands, a machine tool, a plastic hook and a slingshot, S-shaped clips for joining crafts. Based on it, it is possible to make more than 10 crafts.

Note that the rubber bands from the corporate set are thick and durable, do not tear during operation and do not crack from sunlight for a long time. If necessary, it is possible to purchase colored rings, packaged in separate bags by color, that is, they do not need to be looked for from the general package in the set. Rings are one-color and two-color, as well as translucent.

Work is carried out on a machine, on a slingshot, on ordinary forks, on pencils or pens, and even on fingers. Most often, a hook is additionally used in the work, it is also possible to knit only on it. Someone likes the option of plastic, but the metal one is stronger and thinner, that is, it is more convenient for them to work in inaccessible places. A plastic slingshot can have two and / or four posts.

Machine tools also vary in size and design. Large tools make collapsible and monolithic. The collapsible machine allows you to choose the number of rows convenient for knitting, but monolithic - cannot scatter during operation.

Very effective in the work of a small machine Monster Tail with eight columns. It is convenient to turn it in your hands or work, pressing it to the table. The proprietary tool has a color mark on the side, which helps not to make mistakes during operation.

The choice of tool is determined by the knitting pattern and the presence of experience in the work. Sometimes the fastest way is to weave on the fingers, without any tool. In the following master classes, we will consider all of the listed working methods.

Slingshot Heart Bracelet

An original bracelet made of hearts is made using a special slingshot. The product should turn out multi-colored. The process is performed according to the following instructions:

  1. Take 1 ring of white silicone and throw it on a slider in the shape of an eight. Then put on an element of a pink hue, but do not need to cross.
  2. From the left column, the white loop is removed so that it is inside the slingshot. From the right column, the pink loop is removed and put on the left.
  3. Again, a pink ring is thrown over the slingshot posts. Then, a white loop is removed from the right column inside the slingshot, and a pink loop is removed from the left and put on the right.
  4. A white ring is thrown over the columns, and then pink pink loops are removed inside the slingshot.
  5. Then they alternately put on purple rings and repeat the steps described in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 with them.
  6. Spread an element of white color and throw off the bottom pink loops. The first heart is ready.
  7. Then the product is woven, adhering to this sequence in colors: take two rings of a certain color, one - white.
  8. After the desired length of the bracelet is reached, go to the final stage of weaving. One white ring should remain on the slingshot.A loop is thrown from left to right. A clip is put on a double loop, the second end of which is attached to the first loop of the bracelet.

Crochet Wave Product

For work, you need to prepare a hook for weaving and multi-colored rings. The master class uses elastic bands in four colors: pink, orange, blue and purple. To create a bracelet, you need to perform the following manipulations:

  1. They take two pink rings, put it on the hook, then twist it and put it on the tool again. The next gum of the same color is grabbed with a hook and thrown off at it 1st, positioning it exactly in the middle. The second end of a single rubber band is put on a hook.
  2. The next element should be a different color, such as orange. It is thrown on a hook, and the pink loop closest to it is thrown in such a way that part of the orange is between two pink rings. It is pulled and removed from the hook. The lower part of the orange gum, on the contrary, is thrown on the hook.
  3. On the hook 3 loops formed. From right to left are 2 pink and 1 orange. The next task is to change the sequence of loops. You can do this in the following way. The product is pulled a little and clamped with your fingers so that the loops do not open. Carefully pull out the hook and introduce it from the back, throwing on it first an orange, and then 2 pink loops.
  4. Again, take the orange ring and perform all the steps in the same way as described in paragraph 2.
  5. Then the pink elastic band is touched by the hook and all 4 loops, which are located in the middle, are carefully thrown off onto it. The free end of the pink rubber band is thrown onto the hook and 2 more loops are obtained.
  6. Then the process is repeated from point 2.

After the bracelet of the desired length is woven, it is necessary to change the direction of work. On the side of the bracelet find the 1st orange loop, located horizontally. A rubber band is inserted into it and a loop is made. Then, the hook is again inserted into the next horizontal loop and a similar process is performed with the next blue rubber band.

The operation is carried out to the end of the bracelet and repeated on the other side of the product. Thus, you can add rows and other colors until you get the product of the desired width. At the end of the work, you must attach the clip-on fastener.

Baubles made of silicone rubber are becoming more and more popular among children and adolescents. For needlework, you need to purchase only a special kit, which can be found in stores for creativity. With it, you can weave not only bracelets, but also other items, including cartoon characters. For example, a cool mangle of bright rubber bands will not leave indifferent any young master.

Five patterns of weaving popular bracelets for beginners

Getting started is best with the most light and colorful, and, therefore, the most popular models. Having mastered the popular types, you can learn how to make bracelets with beads, with a name and others. For beginners, it’s easier to work on a slingshot or a small machine. How to weave bracelets from elastic bands, we will consider in stages with photos and a description. The sequence numbers of the pictures and text are the same.

How to fish bracelets braided

The “Fish Scale” bracelet is a little more difficult to weave: in the master class it turned out 20 photos. We chose rings of bright colors, so that the craft resembles a fish from the Red Sea.

To work, you need elastic bands of orange, yellow, green and light green. In addition, we need a slingshot, hook and clip:

  1. Position the slingshot so that it is facing you with the exposed parts of the posts. For convenience, arrange the gum into groups: in the first there will be rings of orange, in the second - yellow, in the third - light green, then green, then again light green, yellow and orange. In each group there should be seven elastic bands of the same color, in the group of green rings there should be fourteen pieces. First, we will use the gum from the first group. Put one orange ring on two columns of the slingshot, twisting it with an eight. Then put on two more rubber bands in the usual way.
  2. Hook the bottom orange ring and hook it off to the center with both posts.
  3. Put on the next orange ring over the rest.
  4. Crochet the bottom rubber band from each column and drop them in the center.
  5. So you should succeed.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 4 until the gum ends in the first group. When this happens, do not rush to put on the next rings. Pass the hook directly to the center of the product and lead it to the very beginning of weaving. Grab the bottom gum from the inside, which we twisted with an eight, and pull it up.
  7. Our bracelet turned inside out, something like this it looks.
  8. Go to the next group of rings. We have seven yellow pieces in it. Put one yellow elastic on the slingshot in the usual way. Please note that before putting it on, you need to draw a yellow ring around the bracelet we have woven. At this stage, it is imperceptible, but the part we have woven is located strictly in the center between the columns, inside the gum just worn.
  9. Crochet the bottom orange rings from each column and drop them in the center.
  10. So you should succeed.
  11. Put on the yellow gum in the usual way.
  12. Take and discard the lower orange ring first from the left, and then from the right column to the center.
  13. This is how the work at this stage looks.
  14. Continue the work by repeating steps 3 through 4, moving on to the next color groups as soon as the gums in the previous group are over. Do not forget to periodically pull the weave up and drag the next rings through the entire woven part before putting them on the slingshot.
  15. When the rubber bands in the last group are over, two orange on each column will remain on the slingshot.
  16. Using a hook, throw off the bottom rings from each column to the center, leaving one elastic band on each column.
  17. Crochet a ring from the right column and move it to the left. Then pass the clip through all the elastic bands located on the column.
  18. To braid the product, pass the clip through the rings located at the end of the craft.
  19. So we got a bracelet!

The bracelet is convenient to knit according to the photo and description. Sometimes not everything is clear, and then you need to watch the video. Now you can repeat the work of rubber rings of a different color.

How to knit a quadrofish bracelet from elastic bands

The “Quadrofish” bracelet is characterized by high density of knitting and durability. The knitting structure allows you to clearly distinguish all the colors used in the gum.

As an example, we chose rings of six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and pink. To connect the weave, an S-shaped clip is required. For work we will use the Monster Tail machine and a metal hook. Step-by-step instructions will help us:

  1. Position the machine so that it is convenient for you, choose four columns of the machine - two near and two distant rows so that they are opposite each other, then all work will be focused on these columns. Put on a red elastic band in the usual way on all four columns.
  2. Hook the little ring from the right column of the near row, remove it from the column, hook it by the column and put it on it again.
  3. This is what you should get.
  4. Repeat the same actions with the rubber bands on the remaining columns.
  5. Crochet the center of the product to lower the elastic bands down.
  6. Put an orange ring on top of the rest of the elastic bands on all four columns.
  7. Put on the yellow ring over the rest on all four columns.
  8. Expand the machine and grab the lower red rubber band from the left column of the near row and hook it by the column in the center.
  9. This is how work looks if the machine is returned to its original position.
  10. Throw off the red rings from the remaining columns, while turning the machine as you like.
  11. Press the hook on the center of the product to lower the elastic bands.
  12. Put the green ring on all four columns in the usual way.
  13. Crochet the bottom orange gum from all the posts in the center.
  14. Put the blue ring on all four columns in the usual way.
  15. Throw off the crochet in the center of the lower yellow rubber bands from all the posts. Put on the pink ring in the usual way on all four columns.
  16. Throw off the lower green rubber bands from all four columns with a crochet in the center. Put the red ring on all four columns in the usual way.
  17. Continue to work, first putting on an elastic band on all four columns, and then dropping the lower rings from all the columns to the center until you get the desired length of the baubles. Do not forget to observe the color sequence with which we wove before.
  18. Pull the weave a little while working.
  19. When you get the desired length, do not put on the next gum. Throw off the lower rings from all the columns to the center so that one elastic band remains on each column.
  20. This is how the work at this stage looks.
  21. Crochet a little ring from the left column of the near row and move it to the right of this row.
  22. So you should succeed.
  23. Using the hook, move the elastic bands from all remaining columns to the right column of the near row. Pass the clip through all the rings on the right column of the left row.
  24. Pass the clip through the red rubber band, which is located directly at the beginning of the product. Our bracelet is ready!

Usually enough photos and descriptions are enough for work. Sometimes not everything is clear, and then you need to watch a video. Now you can repeat the work from the rings of a different color.

How to make a bracelet "Spiral"

The “Spiral” bracelet has a characteristic pattern of rotation and you will not confuse it with any other. Contrasting colors emphasize the knitting structure, so we chose red and yellow rings.

24 photos reflect the scheme of work and it is better to do it, having already gained experience on more affordable ways of working. We will knit weaving on a small machine using a hook. In addition to the rubber rings, a clip is required to connect the product:

  1. Position the machine as you like. The main work will take place on four columns, two from each row opposite each other, but we also need one column to the left of the selected ones, this is worth considering! Throw one red rubber band, twisting it with an eight, on the left column of the near row and on the right back row. Then attach one yellow ring, twisting it with an eight, on the right ledge of the near row and on the left far row.
  2. Throw the red rubber in the usual way on the left column of the near row and on the right far row.
  3. On the right ledge of the near row and on the left back row put on one yellow ring in the usual way.
  4. Place, without twisting, one yellow ring on the left column of the near row and on the right far row.
  5. Put one red rubber band in the usual way on the right ledge of the near row and on the left far row.
  6. Using the hook, remove the bottom red ring from the left column of the near row to the center of the craft.
  7. So you should succeed.
  8. Repeat the same actions with the lower rings on the remaining columns: two yellow and one red rubber band.
  9. Hook the upper yellow ring from the left ledge of the near row and hook it to the left column of the machine.
  10. So you should succeed.
  11. Hook the upper red ring from the right column of the near row and hook it to the left - of the near row.
  12. This is how the work at this stage looks.
  13. Take the upper yellow ring from the right ledge of the far row and move it to the right column of the near row. Then pick up the top red rubber band from the left ledge of the far row and move it to the right - the far row.
  14. Hook the yellow ring pulled in the 9th step and hook it onto the left column of the far row.
  15. Put on the yellow rubber band in the usual way on the left ledge of the near row and the right - on the far row.
  16. In the usual way, put the red ring on the right column of the near row and on the left - the far row.
  17. By hook, alternately discard all the lower rubber bands from all four columns, leaving two rings on each.
  18. This is how the work at this stage looks.
  19. Continue the work by repeating steps 9 through 17 until you get the length you want. When you do this, do not put on the following rings. Pass the clip through the elastic bands at the beginning of the bracelet.
  20. Throw to the center through the hook all the lower rings from all the columns, leaving one on each ledge.
  21. Throw gum from three columns to the right ledge of the near row.
  22. Slide the clip attached to the end of the product through all the rings on the machine and remove them from the protrusion.
  23. This is how the junction looks like.
  24. Our bracelet is ready!

The bracelet is convenient to knit according to the photo and description. Sometimes not everything is clear, and then you need to watch the video. Now you can repeat the work of rubber rings of a different color.

Nine more step-by-step weaving lessons with photos and videos

Having mastered the most popular and easy ways to work, you can try your hand at making more complex baubles. Pay attention to the volumetric version called "Triple fish tail."

This image shows the simplest two-color option, but a different color scheme is possible. If you liked this craft, just click on this link.

You will find four more master classes in the article "How to weave a bracelet" Dragon Scales "on a loom or slingshot from elastic bands." Very popular is a wide openwork and light weaving in the form of a mesh.

The Double Dragon Scale weave is characterized by a high density of knitting. Weaving from doubled rings is not so simple, but the work is solid.

The photo above shows the third version of the popular product. It turns out to be more voluminous than the previous model. In this example, a variant of strict colors for boys is presented, but various color options are possible.

The fourth weaving model in the mentioned article is the most accessible. In this case, knitting is not difficult, and very few colored rings are required.

This image shows a very famous braid “French braid”. If you liked this bauble, just click on this link. Rubber rings will need a little, the craft is quite suitable for beginners.

The simplest weaving is presented in the article "How to weave bracelets from colored rubber bands without a machine on fingers and pencils." Anyone can literally bind him. By clicking the link above, you will find two more master classes without using the tool.

We already examined such a product at the beginning of the article. We offer a craft option with a sequential change of three colors. Of course, your own color solutions are possible.

Many people like weaving "Sidewalk". Such a bracelet is relatively thick and dense. The best option is the gum of two colors.

How to choose the color of rubber bands for bracelets

Having the desire to knit a really beautiful bracelet, you need to choose the right colored rings for it. In this case, one should take into account the form of weaving, as well as clothes and other jewelry that the hostess or the owner of the product uses. Note that for girls, delicate paints and delicate forms of weaving are more suitable. For boys, bracelets made of elastic bands of strict and calm tones are more appropriate. Bright and contrasting baubles are universal and suitable for everyone.

Now consider the selection of color rings on four examples. In the first case, rubber bands of three contrasting colors, successively following each other, were used. As a result, the product reads well and looks interesting, despite the scarcity of colors.

In the second case, non-contrast and softer tones were used, but the work attracts attention because the rings of different colors are used in blocks of three. This decision is also stylistically correct.

The third option is remarkable in that the rubber bands of individual colors occupy only one row and adjacent rings are located in close proximity in color. Moreover, their sequence corresponds to the alternation of colors of the rainbow, which gives the bracelet a special charm.

The fourth color scheme looks unsuccessful: too many contrasting rings quickly replace each other, which causes a feeling of uncertainty and lack of harmony. We hope that the above examples will help you create interesting and beautiful baubles.

Video weaving new bracelets

Having gained the experience of knitting popular and simple bracelets, you will want to do something new and unusual with your own hands. You can really get the most ideas by looking at rare examples that already exist. We have selected some interesting options for you.

Bracelet "Ladder" is made on ordinary forks. A kind of rainbow weaving consists of eight colors. Relatively simple work can be repeated using the attached video.

The Lohness bracelet consists of two rings. Create it on the machine. The result is a relatively wide and dense decoration. The video will help make the same option in your own colors.

Although the “Dance” bracelet is woven on a slingshot, the product is quite wide. The author of the video picked up interesting rainbow colors as an example. You can safely recommend repeating this product.

Bright and beautiful summer bracelet "Petals" the author of the video suggests weaving only on a hook or on a slingshot. That is, you have the opportunity to try out the next knitting technology and even compare two work options. Probably, with experience on the hook it turns out even faster ...

Bracelet "Flowers" is better suited for girls. In this case, it is possible to try to work on forks. “Flowers”, as you know, come in different colors: watch the video and repeat!

My bracelet and cat: a true story

Look how scared this cat is! Out of fear, he even climbed inside my bracelet. What happened? I'll tell you now.

The fact is that my dad never swears with bad words. Do not believe? Do not doubt it! For him, the worst scolding is “DOG!”

Once we were driving a car, and a cat crossed our road. Dad strongly braked and cursed: “U, the cat is a dog!” Bams! It was a car crashed into us from behind. What can you do? The driver of the car coming after us!

Dad and mom were very upset at first. My parents have been waiting for the police for a very long time. Then the traffic police officers measured everything, recorded and asked us about what had happened. Fortunately, Dad was not to blame, the insurance company paid all the expenses, and the car was done for free. To our general joy, the cat remained alive and well, but only very scared.

When I grow up, I will never swear in bad words, like my dad. Lena from Chelyabinsk, 12 years old.

What is needed for needlework

In specialized stores for art needlework there are sets for weaving with small elastic bands. The kit includes:

  • rainbow machine
  • slingshot,
  • a set of rubber bands
  • hook,
  • clip for connecting both ends of the finished bracelet.

All the included tools are sure to come in handy in braiding.

Popular types of bracelets

There are many schemes on the Internet, but beginners should take a closer look at the lightest and simplest patterns. They are popular between beginner knitters. For such patterns, a slingshot is required, and you can also weave with your fingers.

Dragon scale

Another famous type of knitting is called "dragon scales." The pattern is convenient to knit with any tools included in the kit. Its width significantly exceeds the previous pattern.

Let's figure out how to weave bracelets with a fork. We put three rubber rings on the teeth according to the following pattern:

  • We place the first ring on 3 left teeth, stretching and twisting it with a figure of eight, we put it on 3 teeth on the right. In the middle, the loops will intersect.
  • The second ring should be put on 4 teeth so that the two middle teeth are covered only from the back side.
  • The next ring is worn similarly to paragraph 2.

Next, use the hook. The left loop of the lower gum should be removed from the plug. It must be inserted between the two middle teeth. We also do it with the second loop of the lower gum. The next step we put on a ring of 4 teeth, but the gum tightens the two central teeth only at the back, as in step 2. The procedure is repeated until the bauble reaches the desired length.

The step-by-step weaving of bracelets with your own hands is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. Even children can master it. The results will be pleasant not only to the needlewoman, but also to friends.

Slingshots for weaving elastic bracelets help to knit beautiful, interesting weaves. Due to its compactness and lightness, the slingshot is comfortable. Weaving such interesting patterns as “French braid”, “sidewalk”, “spikelet” will not be difficult.

There is no universal instruction on how to weave gum bracelets. Each weave is unique. Masters who knitted hundreds of bracelets will say that the rainbow loom is the most favorite tool for knitting from gum. And indeed it is! It creates the most complex and wide patterns.

To list all kinds of patterns and weaves does not make sense. Beginners should look at the photo of rubber bracelets on the Internet, and choose the most affordable methods of knitting.

How and what to weave?

Weave bracelets made of rubber bands using:

  • Rainbow machine
  • slingshots
  • forks
  • hooks
  • fingers.

A beginner in this business is suitable for a special kit, which includes material, various devices and connecting hooks. To begin the study of this type of creativity is with simple schemes for the machine and gradually complicate the task.

Before you get started should determine the colors of the product. You can choose either one or several colors. With the acquisition of experience, bracelets begin to be made from hearts and with decorative elements. Using a thin hook, beads, pendants, ribbons, flowers, stars and bows are woven into them.

Important! Erasers can be used in different shades, but they should be the same thickness and density.

A child who is fond of such creativity receives not only pleasure from the process and result, but also develops fine motor skills of his hands.

Fish tail pattern

This is the easiest technique to start learning with. You can perform a "fish tail" on your hands, slingshot, machine tool or even on pencils. To do this, you will need:

  • a set of multi-colored rubber bands,
  • transparent clip
  • skillful hands.

  1. put a green elastic band on the index and middle finger, twisting it crosswise,
  2. on top, in the usual way, place two more rubber bands, respectively pink and blue,
  3. with the other hand, remove the lower ring, on both sides, in the center,
  4. then alternate colors and put on rings without twisting,
  5. put on a pink elastic band and throw the red bottom in the center,
  6. continue also until you reach the desired length,
  7. finishing work, throw off the edges of the lower rubber band so that one is left on the fingers,
  8. transfer the ring from the index finger to the middle finger,
  9. taking off with a hand to fix them with a clip.

Scheme "French braid"

The bracelet woven according to this pattern looks beautiful and unusual. It is best to use two colors, this will emphasize the weaving pattern.. Before starting, you should prepare:

  • rubber rings of two colors,
  • special slingshot
  • hook,
  • hook fastener.

  1. the first to put on a red rubber band eight,
  2. then blue and red without twisting,
  3. hook the lower ring with a hook on both sides and throw it between the horns,
  4. further, you should put on elastic bands without twisting, and of different colors in turn,
  5. remove the red from the left column, located between the blue,
  6. remove the extreme blue from the right,
  7. put on another red ring on top and picking up the blue on the right, throw it in the middle,
  8. hook off the elastic band located on the bottom left side,
  9. keep up the good work
  10. when the bracelet is woven of the right size, they remove the first rubber from the bottom right and left,
  11. when it remains on one side on both sides, toss the ringlet from the right horn to the left, secure them with a clasp.

Scale Pattern

The result of work on such a scheme resembles chain mail. The bracelet turns out wide and looks interesting. In order to weave it, it is necessary:

  • machine on eight columns,
  • colored rubber bands
  • 4 connecting elements in the form of S.

The machine is placed with the open side of the columns toward you, two rows of elastic bands are put on itaccording to the following scheme:

  1. throw the first row on 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8,
  2. second row at 2-3, 4-5, 6-7.
  3. in the first row, put the rubber bands on the columns, twisting the eight - three away from you, and the fourth - on yourself,
  4. throw the next row and twist all the rings from yourself,
  5. from all the posts where there are two rubber bands, throw off the bottom,
  6. further, gum should be worn without twisting, put on 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 bases, and removed from those where more than one,
  7. then you need to throw on a pair of columns of the second row, and throw off the same
  8. it’s worth attaching the fasteners right away so as not to get tangled
  9. according to this principle, the entire bracelet is woven, usually every two blocks are made of the same color,
  10. making 5-6 rows, a cute pattern resembling dragon scales will begin to be visible,
  11. Having finished work, you should transfer the rubber bands to the previous column so that four pieces remain occupied after one,
  12. the last thing to do is to carefully remove the bauble from the machine and secure with fasteners.

Pavement Pattern

To make a bracelet with this technique, you need to prepare:

  • ring-shaped rubber bands of white and light blue color,
  • plastic slingshot
  • connecting hook.

Step-by-step process description:

  1. put on two slings together on a slingshot, twisting it with a sign of infinity,
  2. up - two blue rubber bands in the usual way,
  3. grab the two lower rings on the left with a hook, and throw them in the center,
  4. push the whole structure down and throw two more white ones without twisting,
  5. remove the four lower rings from the right horn, and throw in the middle,
  6. put on a pair of blue ringlets and remove the two lower pairs on the left,
  7. continue in the same vein until you reach the desired length. Connect the edges with a clip.

Watch the video: How To Rubberband Cornrows (April 2020).