How to Make a Rainbow Loom HEXADOTS Bracelet – Switch Loop Hexafish – HARD

How to Make a Rainbow Loom HEXADOTS Bracelet – Switch Loop Hexafish – HARD


Hey! How’s it going? This is Rob from Justin’s Toys and today I’m going to show you how to make the ‘Hexadots’, which is the switch loop variation of
the ‘Hexafish’. This design was submitted to me by Debra Timah, who also made the 5D bracelet on my channel. I’d also like to give a shout out to
Joyce Moore from Yarn Journey, who created the ‘Gumdrops’ and the ‘Switch Loop’ because without her this design would not be possible. So, as you can see, this is the ‘Hexafish’ with the ‘Switch Loop’, which creates these little stubs and this is a 6-pin version. There is also a 4-pin version that is
much easier but, in all honesty, I think the 6-pin version is a lot more
appealing. So, without wasting your time any further, let’s get started! So, to set up your loom,
you are going to need 2 bar pins, a large base, and a small base. You want to grab your 1st bar pin and face it in the direction that you write with. I’m right-handed, so I’m going to have the arrows facing towards the right and place it on the center row of this large base, with 3 pins hanging out. So, as you can see, right there we have 1,2, 3 pins hanging out. Push down to secure it. Then grab your other bar pin, face in the
opposite direction, and align it with that bar pin, placing it
on the top row of that large base. Then you want to
secure the other end with the small base, just like this, and for this tutorial we will be using these 6 pins right here. If you’re doing it on the Monster Tail,
you’re just going to be using these 6 pins instead. And also, I would like to note that there is a 4-pin version of this design, but it is not as appealing. Just use the start and end of the ‘Gumdrop’ and use
these 4 pegs right here or used any 4 pegs on the Monster’s
Tail that creates a square. Okay. Now that we have our loom set up, let’s
grab our first band. So, starting with my first band, which is the body color, Glow-in-the-Dark White, I am going to cap it on this peg right here. Alright. Now I’m going to use my hook to bring it over all 3 of these bottom pegs. Just like that. Then I’m going to grab another Glow-in-the-Dark White and place
it diagonally across this rectangle of 6 pegs. Then I’m going to use my hook to bring down this to this bottom right
peg; bring up this to this top left peg, creating this ‘bow-tie’ type of shape. And then bring this down to the center peg, and bring this part up to the center top peg. Once you have
that crown shape, you want to grab your hook and grab this
capped band on the bottom and bring it up and over to the center of that crown band. Just like that. Ok. And that’s basically the start of the ‘Hexafish’. So now we are going to start our sequence and we’re going to grab 1 color band, mine’s going to be Jelly Red, and then 1 Glow-in-the-Dark White band and place them on top just like a normal ‘Hexafish’. Now, in order to perfect this design, try
to make sure that this band that you place is not twisted at all, that it’s straight, okay, and push this down. Double check to make sure it’s not
twisted. The grab the Glow-in-the-Dark and also place it on top of all 6 pegs. Try to make sure that it’s not twisted as well. Alright. And if it’s not twisted, we can loop the bottom bands up just like a normal ‘Hexafish’. So there’s 1, there’s 2, there’s 3, turn it around, there’s 4, there’s 5, and there is 6. Okay. Now you want to grab another Glow-in-the-Dark White and this time we are doing the switch loop so we’re placing this band, not on the top, but the bottom of all 6 of these pegs. Just like that. Again, try to make sure that it’s not twisted. It will definitely make a very detailed difference in how your bracelet looks. Ok. As you can see, it’s straight and it’s on the bottom of all 6 pegs. And if you watch the ‘Gumdrop’ video
you’ll know exactly what to do. If you haven’t, this part if pretty tricky. You want to grab your hook and get in
between these top two bands and you want to get in front of that colored band, so as you can see I’m in front of that Jelly Red. Then you want to grab that bottom White. And then, using your thumb, you want to hold on to this Jelly Red. As you can see. Pull this up and over this peg, and then let go of your thumb to let that Jelly Red go. Tug on it a little bit and then bring this white up and over to the top of that peg. Then let go. So, if you did it right, the Red will be on the top and you’ll have 2 Whites on the side. Ok. Over here, this band that was supposed to
be on the bottom, kinda came up. You have to bring it back down and make sure you do that every single time.
Now you want to grab your hook and do the same exact thing with this peg. You want to get in between those 2 , get in front of that red and behind that bottom white, and use your
thumb and hold onto that Jelly Red while
grabbing that bottom white with the hook. Bring this up and over. Now let go of that Red. Make sure it’s in front of that peg and then push down slightly, and bring this white back on. OK. Like I said, this is a really tricky
concept but once you get it you’ll master it really quick. Take your hook, get in between these two top bands, and get in front of that red and bring
this hook behind that bottom band. Hold onto the red with your thumb. Bring this up and over. Let go of the red, then pushed down
slightly . Make sure the red’s in front of that peg
and then bring this end back to the top. OK. And you’re basically doing that
on all 6 sides. Back over here same exact thing: get in between those two, get in front of that Jelly Red, get under that white, grab that white, bring this up and over. Let go of the red. Make sure it’s in front of that peg and bring this white back on top and let go. OK. Over here, the same exact thing. Get in between these two. Get in front of that red and behind that white. Bring it up. Let go of the red. Bring this back and on top. Okay. So it’ll get a lot easier, you’ll start to do it a lot faster. It’s very precise. Okay. So now that you switch looped that
whole entire first band, now you wanna bring up that bottom band. So this bottom white, you got to make sure the bottom is under that red. Alright. This bottom white we’re just going to bring up normally on all 6 sides. 3. Turn the loom around. 4, 5, 6 Okay. Then you can push down and that is the end of the sequence. We’re repeating
that sequence over and over until it’s long enough to
fit around your wrist. So, again, now we’re grabbing our next color and our next glow-in-the-dark white, placing them both on top normally. Make sure it’s straight. Okay. So that’s 1. Then another glow-in-the-dark white. And then we’re going to bring up the bottom normally. 1,2, 3, 4,5, and 6. Then push down slightly not too much, because we are switch-looping next, and grab a White and this time place it under all of these. Okay. And now we’re switch-looping. So again, get in between those top 2 bands, get in front of just the colored, grab that bottom, hold onto this Pink with your thumb, bring it up, let go, and bring this White back over here. Again, do the same thing
over here. Get and between those two. Get in front of just that Pink, grab that bottom, hold on to the Pink with your thumb, pull it up and over, let go, bring this down. Same thing over here. Get in between those 2, in front of that Pink, grab that bottom, bring these both up in over, let go of the pink and bring this back. Ok. Same thing on these 3 pegs. So you can see this white fell under; you got to make sure you know which one’s supposed to be on top. So, bring this up, get in front of just that pink, Get behind that White, bring this up and over, let go of the Pink, and bring this down. Then over here, get in front of just the Pink and grab that bottom. Hold on to the Pink with your thumb, bring this up and over and bring this White back. Then let go. Last one. Alright, in front of that Pink, bring this back up, let go of that Pink, and bring this over. OK. So, now we want to bring up the bottom White on all 6 pegs. That’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. And that is the end of our 2nd
sequence. So again, this is the start of our 3rd sequence. We’re going to grab our next color, which is Jelly Orange. Let’s push this down all the way. And also another Glow-in-the-Dark White Okay. Over here switch-loop. OK. So I’m just going to fade towards
the end and once this is long enough I’ll show you how to clip. So color and a Glow, bring up all the bottoms normally. There’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Push down slightly. Grab another Glow and put it under so we can switch-loop it. Now switch-loop, get in front of just the color, grab the bottom, hold on to the Blue, bring this both up and over, now let go of the Blue, bring the Glow back on top of that peg, make sure this switch-loop band is on the bottom. Again, get in front of just the Blue, Slide this up to create a little gap get in front of just the Blue, grab that bottom, hold on to that Blue with the back on the hook in your
thumb, bring it up and over let go of the Blue and bring the Glow back, Ok, right here, let’s just separate them with the help of your hand, get in from of the Blue, get behind the White, hold on to the Blue. Now grab that bottom White, and bring this Blue up, let go of the Blue, bring this White back. Ok. The same thing on the other side. Get in front of just the Blue, behind the White, hold on to the Blue with your thumb, bring both of these up, let go of the Blue, bring this back down, Over here, let’s create a little gap. Get in front of just the Blue, get behind the White, grab the White, bring these both up. Let go of the Blue, and bring this back up and over. OK. Last one. In front of the Blue, behind the White, grab the White, bring both of these up, let go of the Blue, bring this White back. OK. Now we’re just going to bring up the bottom Whites on each peg normally. 2, 3. Turn the loom around. 4, 5, 6, and now we are ready to begin our
clipping process. We want to narrow down these 6 pegs to just 3 and we’re going to do that by taking the hook, making sure that it is facing in the direction
away from the tension, as you can see it’s pointing to the
top-right. I’m going to pull this band off and place it on this center peg, on the top. Just like that. This band I’m going to bring down to this peg. So again, my hook’s facing away from the tension. I’m going to pull it off and bring it down and over this peg. OK. And the last one, this bottom right, I’m going to bring in to the center bottom peg, making that triangle as small as
possible. Again, my hook’s facing away from the
tension, and I’m going to place it on top of this peg. Then I’m gonna push down and then grab another Glow-in-the-Dark White and I’m going to place it on top of these 3 pegs. Just like so. And at this point, I’m going to grab my hook, and grab those bottom 2 bands on each of these 3 pegs and bring it up and over. Do it for the 2nd peg. Up and over. And do it for the 3rd peg. Up and over. And just like we took 6 to 3, now we are going to take 3 and narrow it down to just 1. So again, we’re going to do the same
exact thing we did before, except we’re going to fold it onto itself. So, I’m grabbing this band right here with my hook facing down, and I’m going to bring it up and fold it onto itself. And then this one right here I am going to pull off and bring it up on top of this peg. Ok. Now you can grab a C-clip. Just get in there, about halfway, and then pull up. I’m going to push down over here, creating more tension, and once you know you have all 3 ends, you can pull it off. Alright. Now you want to clip the other end and as you can see we started off with this single band; I actually prefer clipping all of these
bands that are held onto by this 1st band. So not this but all of these bands here and I’m just going to help with my hook get in there and grab as many of these
bands as I can. Just like that. And I’m just going to place it on top of this peg. and also place this 1st band up and over as well Alright. I’m just gonna clip all of those ends. It’s a lot of bands but it makes for the neatest finish without running the risk of cutting an improper band. So I’m just going to tug on it and push down with my C-clip, making sure that I’ve got all those ends. And I do. So at this point we can pull this off, and tug on it and there you have it ! That is the completed ‘Hexadots’. If you want, you can tug on it to give it a more rounded appearance but, eventually, it will naturally turn round. Ok. So there you have it ! This is Rob from Justin’s Toys. If you like this tutorial, don’t forget to give it a ‘Thumbs Up’. Happy Looming!

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