When I first said what I was going to learn I talked about friendship bracelets with the thing string. The reason I wanted to learn more patterns was to become more crafty and also help with the social distancing with COVID-19. The first pattern I learned after only knowing one is called the Chinese staircase. I have come to love this new pattern because it is different and has a nice design to it. This design to some people may be challenging but is interesting while going through the motions to get to the end. When trying to make this bracelet you can see three to five pieces of string. If you use three strings the design will come out a little smaller than you may want but will still look interesting. For my Chinese staircase pattern, I have used five strings to be able to show the design a little better. When starting off your bracelet you will need to make a knot at the top and tape the knot to a hard surface so you have control of your bracelet. The next step will be to decide the color you want to start off with and then followed by each color you will want to use after. To make the design you will make a "D" with the first string. Step by step take the first string and bring it over the four other strings laying flat so the end of the first string is over the others on the left side. Bring the string you brought over to the left side and pull the string up to make a knot. To get the correct pattern make sure you pull the string up tight so it doesn't get loose. To continue the bracelet keep continuing the same technique even when you switch colors. The video below will also help these steps be more clear if these step by steps are confusing.