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Color-pattern planning, square and flat braids

How to set up the loops on your fingers to get the color order you want in your square, flat, Spanish, or double braid. Also, many square and flat braid color-patterns with setup instructions (and some flat double braid patterns contributed by Dan Gaiser). Part 2: hints and ideas on how to choose effective color combinations for your braids.

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Bicolor loop magic (tutorial)

Bicolor loops are loops made out of two colors, tied or linked together. They can create very different braid patterns than the patterns you can get from single-color loops. Tutorial for using bicolor loops, including 3 basic bicolor pattern variations that can be made with 5 or more loops, and a video showing a bicolor pattern for 3 loops.