How to Make a Rainbow Loom Three Pin Fishtail Bracelet

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How to Make a Rainbow Loom Three Pin Fishtail Bracelet

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Three pin fishtail Rainbow Loom bracelets. Katherine Lee

If you love fishtail Rainbow Loom bracelets, or any style of Rainbow Loom or other kind of rubber band bracelet, this three pin fishtail bracelet will become your new favorite. The design is only a little bit more challenging but completely worth the time and effort. You and your child will love the circular shape of the three pin fishtail bracelet and will no doubt make a whole bunch in a variety of colors and patterns.

If you need a basic pattern, start with this single pattern Rainbow Loom bracelet.

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What you will need to make a three-pin fishtail bracelet.

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Materials to make a three-pin fishtail bracelet. Katherine Lee

Here is what you will need to make a three-pin fishtail bracelet:

  • a rubber band bracelet making kit such as Rainbow Loom
  • a hook
  • rubber bands in a variety of colors (how many colors you want is up to you--you can make a bracelet that has several alternating colors, solid blocks of colors, or make one that uses one color)

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Put your first rubber band on 2 pins.

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Put your first rubber band on the loom. Katherine Lee

Hold your loom so that you have three pins to work with. You will need 3 rubber bands to form a triangle, which will serve as the base for your three-pin bracelet. (Note: It wont matter what color these bands are since they will be snipped and removed when you are done with your bracelet.)

To begin, take your first rubber band and make put it on 2 pins, twisting it so that it forms a figure 8 as shown.

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Put another rubber band on 2 pins as shown.

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Put another rubber band on the pins. Katherine Lee

Take another rubber band and twist it and put it on 2 pins as shown. (You are going to make a triangle shape with 3 pins; at this point, you will have 2 sides of the triangle.)

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Add your third rubber band to form a triangle.

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Add another rubber band to complete the triangle. Katherine Lee

Next, add the third rubber band to form a triangle.

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Take 2 rubber bands and put them over the triangle shape.

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Add two more rubber bands. Katherine Lee

Take 2 rubber bands (for your first three-pin bracelet, you may want to use different colors, just to help you keep track of each rubber band).

(Note: This is the only time you will add 2 rubber bands. In each following step, you will add one single rubber band at a time.)

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Bring the bottom rubber bands over one of the pins.

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Bring your bottom rubber bands over the pins. Katherine Lee

Use your hook to grab the bottom rubber bands (the ones that formed a figure 8) and bring it over the pin around the outside.

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Repeat this step on the next pin.

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Bring the bands over the next pin in your triangle. Katherine Lee

Do the same thing on the next pin.

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Bring the bottom rubber bands over the last pin.

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Bring the rubber bands over the last pin. Katherine Lee

Do the same thing on the last pin of your triangle.

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Add one rubber band to the triangle.

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Add another rubber band. Katherine Lee

Next, add one single rubber band to the triangle.

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Bring the bottom rubber band over as before.

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Bring the bottom rubber band over. Katherine Lee

Use your hook again to bring only the rubber band on the very bottom over each individual pin.

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At this stage, your three-pin fishtail bracelet will look like this.

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Your three-pin fishtail bracelet will look like this. Katherine Lee

Here is what your three-pin fishtail bracelet will look like at this stage.

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Put another rubber band on the triangle and repeat.

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Put another rubber band on the triangle. Katherine Lee

Keep adding rubber bands, one at a time, bringing the bottom rubber band over each pin.

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Once you have added several bands, pull the bracelet.

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Once you have added several bands, pull the bracelet. Katherine Lee

As you add more rubber bands, they will accumulate at the bottom of the three pins. Pull on the bottom of the bracelet so that it stretches out and you can check the length of the bracelet as you go.

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To finish the bracelet, bring the bottom rubber band over the pins.

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At the end, put the bottom rubber bands over the three pins. Katherine Lee

Once you have the desired length for your three-pin fishtail bracelet, stop adding a rubber band at the top. Bring the bottom rubber and over each of the 3 pins so that you end up with one rubber band loop on each pin.

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Put all three rubber bands on one pin.

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Put all three rubber bands on one pin. Katherine Lee

Next, put all the rubber band loops on one pin. Add the "c" clip. You can now take the bracelet off the pin.

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Grab the outer rubber band loops with your hook.

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Put the outer bands on the hook. Katherine Lee

Now take the other end of your three-pin fishtail bracelet. You'll see that it resembles something like a flower. Inside the "petals," or the outer rubber band loops, you'll see that there are 3 sets of 2 rubber bands (6 total).

Begin grabbing only the rubber bands on the outside of each set.

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Put all three rubber bands on the hook.

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Put all three rubber bands on the hook. Katherine Lee

 Take your hook and grab the outer rubber bands until you have all three on your hook.

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Transfer the rubber bands to a pin.

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Transfer the rubber bands to a pin. Katherine Lee

Keep the three rubber band loops on the hook and transfer them to a pin.

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Join the two ends of the bracelet together.

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Join the two ends together. Katherine Lee

You can now join the two ends of the bracelet together by bringing the other end to the 3 loops that are on the pin. Use the "c" clip to secure the ends of the bracelet together.

For the last step, cut the extra loops of rubber band and pull them off.

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