Good evening everyone! It’s been a while. It’s kinda late night now, 11:18pm to be exact. Not sleepy yet though I know I needed much of it. Since the new baby, my insomnia gets the best of me. Well, the rain is pouring hard outside and what is the nice thing to do in a time like this? Loom!
There are so many accounts in you tube and instagram related to making bracelets out of hook only designs. They were all lovely I can say. Imagine, making a bracelet without using a loom board? and still create a stunning masterpiece bracelets! I myself have my favorite loomers/loomaholics designers whose forte is to do this hook only thing on rainbow loom bands. I tried making their designs and fell in love on them instantly.
Today, I would like to show you how to make one hook only design bracelet. It’ a simple design made by yours truly. I call this FUKKU, which means hook in Japanese.
The FUKKU Bracelet
The bands I used in this sample are Limited Edition Rainbow Loom bands in Deep Sea Blue, White Pearl and Luminiscent Glitter.
It’s not just easy, but also fun to make, so without further adieu let’s get started!
– I used original upgraded rainbow loom hook, but you can also use other hooks like crochet hook.
2. Loom Bands of your choice.
– I’m not sure how many you will need for your wrist but mine goes only about 30 bands more or less, also you can choose as many colors as you like. Today I will use my Limited Edition Rainbow Loom Bands Blue and White of Enchanted Glitter Pack and also Jelly Band in Electric Glow Blue. They go along well together as a color combo in my opinion.
Doing a hook only design bracelet is simple but there’s an endless possibilities. I have no name for this one yet, so I’m hoping for any suggestions. In IG and YT it is kind of a rule to name your original design to brand it as a designer of the bracelet – even if its a hook only bracelet. Next step!
Easy as pie for the next step. Just make your single chain for the 1st band color of your choice. You can stop making the chain, soon as you get your desired length for your bracelet.
For this step, after you make the chain, you can put on the c-clip temporary to keep it together. Then flip the chain to go back to the first band in the chain. Insert the next color of your band to the very first chain. It should be like the photo on Step3.
Slip knot is a stitch used mostly on crochet project. In this step, hook the other end of the same band and insert it to itself. The band should be like in the photo on Step4.
From the band where you make the slip knot, insert another color band. Both ends on the band inserted should be both on the hook. See Step5.
Insert the hook with the 3rd color band back to the chain. Insert it to the 2nd chain. It should be like in the photo Step6.
Hook another 2nd color band to the 2nd chain like what we did on Step3. Notice that the 3rd color band is still on the hook.
Make a slip knot on the 2nd band, same step as in Step4.
Get another 3rd color band and hook it to the 2nd slip knot. This time, hook it though all the bands that is in your hook. See Step9.
Repeat steps from 6-9 Until you reach the end of the chain. Clip all the ends with a c-clip and there you go, your new hook only bracelet!
Finished! You can also make variations for this design by adding more bands. You can double up your band, all 3 bands. Or you can just double up the middle band. To those who would ask what band I used for the variations, those are the ones included in the rainbow loom Pastel Mixed pack.
There you go! I hope you can follow the instructions. If in case you made one and posted it in instagram, kindly hashtag it to #fukkubracelet, #nelldesign and tag me in it @koolitskee. Thank you! Time to hit the bed!