Half Persian 4 in 1 Chainmaille Tutorial


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The goal of this tutorial is to explain how to make the Half Persian 4 in 1 weave.

1. Required Tools and Materials

For this tutorial you will need:

  • rings with an aspect ratio (AR=inside diameter – ID divided by the wire diameter – WD) of at least 5
  • two pairs of pliers without teeth

I will show you two ways for the making of this weave, so you may choose the most facile one to do. Also I will use two different color rings (silver and brass) with WR= 0,90 and ID = 5,10. This is a difficult weave and the two colors will help in the understanding of it.

2. Step by Step Process

2.1. The First Way

Put two rings into one opened ring:

Close the ring and arrange the other two as in the picture, one under and the other facing right:

Yeah, I know, easier said than done. If you don’t get it right, you may want to flip over the white rings inside the yellow one.

Observe the white eye formed by the two rings. Pass another ring through it, going above the yellow one:

At the beginning it’s important not to move it to much, because it doesn’t have a shape and can get messy very quickly.

Now the yellow rings formed an eye. Pass a ring through it, going under the last white one:

 If you don’t use two different colors, you must observe the last eye formed. In my case the eyes colors alternates, so now I have a white eye. Pass a yellow ring through it, going above the previous yellow one, facing left:

Observe that the yellow rings are facing left and the white ones are facing right – this is the pattern and you must respect it. Also you alternate the way you pass the rings. Last time we put a ring going above, now we pass it going under, through the last eye formed:

After a while…

2.2. The Second Way

Prepare two groups of rings, closed and opened:

Arrange 3 closed rings as in the picture, one under another, facing right:

Now pass a ring through the last eye formed and go under all of them from right to left. If you have some experiece with the rings and their tricky ways, you may find it easier to put 3 rings into one and arrange them afterwards, as in the picture:

Now pass an opened ring (in my case a yellow one) through the first eye formed by the white rings, going above the yellow one, from left to right. When you are under the last white ring, put another closed ring into the yellow one and close it. So the last white closed ring will fit under:

 Repeat the step through the second white eye:

And through the next white eye…

After a while

3. Conclusion

Here is the result: