Free Bead Loom Pattern – Rainbow Chevron Ombre with Border

Hey, everybody! In my last post, I shared my adventures in learning how to use my Ricks Beading Loom and shared three bracelets that I had made with it. I really enjoyed the learning process and I got SO MANY kind comments about the pieces I’d made so far.

But, by far, it seems like this one was the run away favorite.

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Between the comment sections of my Facebook and Instagram where I shared photos of this bracelet, I actually got quite a few questions about if I was planning on writing a pattern for this one. I was a little surprised, since I am SO new to bead looming, but I wanted to take a stab at making a loom pattern. I hopped over to Bead Pattern Maker and this is what I came up with!

Rainbow Chevron Palette

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Obviously this is just a tiny snippet of the pattern, but it repeats once you’ve completed these rows. If you decide to give it a try, just start at the top and work your way down and after the last row, start with first one again.

The colors in this graph look a little dull, but the ones I listed in the palette photo above are accurate with what I used – I made sure to double check. The palette also lists how many beads you need for one “section” before it loops. Each section is about an inch and a half, so you can plan out your bracelet with whatever clasp you want and whatever length you need.

Since this bracelet is 15 beads wide, you’ll need to start with 16 warp threads.

I used the Ricks Beading Loom with S-Lon Thread in Size D in a dark brown. You could use this pattern with a different style loom, though, and I’m sure there are lots of threads you could use. I used a bronze ribbon clamp for the ends and attached a lobster claw and extension chain. The dangle was a random bead I had in my stash, haha.

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If you prefer a word chart, this version of the graph has the bead palette and chart with the corresponding letters sort of layered over top. The website I used auto-generated this, so I’m not sure why the beads appear slightly staggered – they should be in straight rows.

Rainbow Chevron PDF – Here’s the Link to Download the PDF

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And if you need a traditional word chart, here’s my best attempt at one:

Rainbow Chevron Palette

Row 1: (3)A, (3)B, (3) C, (3)B, (3)A
Row 2: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)E, (3)B, (1)C, (3)B, (1)E, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 3: (3)A, (2)E, (5)B, (2)E, (3)A
Row 4: (3)A, (3)E, (3) B, (3)E, (3)A
Row 5: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)F, (3)E, (1)B, (3)E, (1)F, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 6: (3)A, (2)F, (5)E, (2)F, (3)A
Row 7: (3)A, (3)F, (3) E, (3)F, (3)A
Row 8: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)G, (3)F, (1)E, (3)F, (1)G, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 9: (3)A, (2)G, (5)F, (2)G, (3)A
Row 10: (3)A, (3)G, (3) F, (3)G, (3)A
Row 11: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)H, (3)G, (1)F, (3)G, (1)H, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 12: (3)A, (2)H, (5)G, (2)H, (3)A
Row 13: (3)A, (3)H, (3) G, (3)H, (3)A
Row 14: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)I, (3)H, (1)G, (3)H, (1)I, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 15: (3)A, (2)I, (5)H, (2)I, (3)A
Row 16: (3)A, (3)I, (3) H, (3)I, (3)A
Row 17: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)J, (3)I, (1)H, (3)I, (1)J, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 18: (3)A, (2)J, (5)I, (2)J, (3)A
Row 19: (3)A, (3)J, (3) I, (3)J, (3)A
Row 20: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)K, (3)J, (1)I, (3)J, (1)K, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 21: (3)A, (2)K, (5)J, (2)K, (3)A
Row 22: (3)A, (3)K, (3)J, (3)K, (3)A
Row 23: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)C, (3)K, (1)J, (3)K, (1)C, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 24: (3)A, (2)C, (5)K, (2)C, (3)A
Row 25: (3)A, (3)C, (3)K, (3)C, (3)A
Row 26: (1)A, (1)D, (1)A, (1)B, (3)C, (1)K, (3)C, (1)B, (1)A, (1)D, (1)A
Row 27: (3)A, (2)B, (5)C, (2)B, (3)A
and start back at Row 1!

I’m not really sure what I’m doing, since I’ve never made a bead loom graph or written a word chart before, but hopefully this will be enough for those of you who wanted a pattern to be able to get by. :)

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Thanks so much for all the kind words and support! Happy Beading!

 

 

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