How to Make a Fishtail Bracelet


 The Fishtail Bracelet is one of the simplest designs to make. Even though it’s simple, it’s still one of the most striking Rainbow Loom bracelet patterns.

Because these bracelets are so easy to make, we have oodles of them in all different colors.

rainbow loom fishtail

Learn how to make a Fishtail bracelet here:



159 thoughts on “How to Make a Fishtail Bracelet

  1. elsa says:

    omg I made 64 of these and sold them all! got 40 dollars n man pepl still ask me to make more their children! thanks a million! MADE ALL UR BRACLETS BTW SOLD THEM TOO!

  2. Amanda says:

    This is awesome, I taught my sister and she is a starter….but she thinks this is really easy!! Thanks so much for all of the help, it means so much for my sister and I. Love the video, PS- your so easy to learn from. ????

  3. Fluttershie says:

    Looks awesome, and so easy! Tricks my friends into thinking I’m good at RL, if you know what I mean ???? You should try incorporating Perler Beads into the bracelet, it looks amazing! Cheers!

  4. Wendy and Keagan says:

    Thanks Ashley, you rock girl! Amazing instructions. Well done. You made it so easy for us to create the fishtail bracelet.

  5. Nicole awesomeness says:

    Love this!! I have crazy loom but it still turned out the same way! Awesome direction im on my third one so far!
    Thanks- for the awesome directions ???????? :p

  6. Katie Hopoate says:

    Wow… I am impressed! My daughter is already making one after watching your video once and she is so surprised how easy it is. You are a good teacher. 🙂

  7. Elise says:

    We are from the uk and think this is really cool too. Thank you so much Ashley we have just made the fishtail bracelet. 🙂

  8. Sammy says:

    hi Ashley, thank you for the great instructions, my girls are very happy with their fishtail bracelets and loved making them. ???? xx

    • gracie says:

      Wow it is so easy and i have never done crazy loom before. It took me only 4 mins!!!:-) 🙂 🙂

  9. Grace says:

    I am finding the YouTube clips very hard to follow, Indo not have a hook I use my finger or my loom. Is there anything I can try without getting angry or upset??????
    Please make a post

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  11. Nadeen says:

    SUPA DOOPA EASY. I know how to do it I wanted to see the method u do I do the same but with my fingers not the pegs. Also funny how your mum called you lol

  12. Melissa says:

    Thanks for sharing! My daughter caught right on and is now making us all fishtail bracelets 🙂

  13. Loom Loover ???? says:

    This amazing bracelet is SOOOOO easy that my 3yearold sister almost did it by herself!!!! Btw 1 interesting question : who is this great girl ( her name is Ashley I think ) does almost all the bracelets at the videos? She is SO GOOD AND COOOOOL!!!!????????????????????????????????

  14. Alison says:

    Thank you so much, I tried to read a pamphet that I got in the peg box but it just had numbers over the pegs and that is it. I am going to watch other videos to do other bracelets. Your video is so clear and easy.
    You really do rock, thanks again.

  15. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for teaching me this so cool most people at school have loads and I really enjoy making them thnx

  16. Suzie says:

    I watched your clip so as to make some bracelets for my 6 year old son. I am not creative at all but your instructions were so easy that I could even follow them successfully!! Thank you!

  17. Sam :) says:

    that was awsome thanks it was really easy once you get the hang of it your vidio is really clear and the insructions easy to understand and follow 😛

  18. Caroline says:

    Ashley! You are a star, found your video so easy to follow and have a gorgeous bracelet! Keep the videos coming!

  19. lynne says:

    thank you so much for showing me how to make my first loom bracelet, it turned out really good.

  20. Roseie1491085 says:

    Great video. I love my new fishtail. 🙂 Could you show me how to make a key chain/key ring?:/

    • Roseie1491085 says:

      Just thought I’ll say that I was not on here at 1.00am in the morning. I’m from NZ! Not the USA!!:) 😉

  21. logan davis says:

    Please do more videos showing easy to make bracelets with just the monster tail loom! Thanks!

  22. Heather Woodyard says:

    I was looking through the tutorials and thought this might not be that easy, but your instructions were great! I cannot wait to make some of these! Thanks so much for your wonderful video!! Good job!

  23. sophia says:

    That was brilliant. I’ve been trying to do this for days, and your video helped me to make my first fish tail bracelet. Thank you, Ashley!

  24. Crystal says:

    This is so awesome! By the way, did you guys know that you can do this on your fingers? just use your index and middle finger to form the 2 pegs and use your other fingers to be the hook:-)

    • Peta Ryan says:

      cool! I worked out the single loom on my fingers but might give this a go for the boys 🙂

  25. Neil. says:

    Just like to inform you that your tutorial is not just been seen by children. a 50+ year old person also found the video interesting and easily understood the instructions. Many thanks.

  26. lisa marie says:

    Amazing video many kids av tried teaching me and fail obly once I watched your vid and got it straight away thank u very much. Great nails

  27. Peta Ryan says:

    Well done on a clear instruction. I sat with my 2 boys ages 4 and 6 and we did it together and this was really easy to follow. Job well done.

  28. Cecile says:

    It’s a real fun to learn how to make loom bracelets with you Ashley!!! thanks a lot for these great videos!

  29. Kaytee says:

    Wow! Great job. I already know how to make these, but it’s always good to be corrected! Thanks for creating this awesome website! Good luck on making your bracelets everyone! ~ Kaytee

  30. Katyie says:

    I can do them but for some reason I’m having to use the middle band as the bottom band when doing it keeps popping out. Help

  31. Ian says:

    Awesome video, from knowing absolutely nothing about how to make loom bracelets, I’ve learnt how to do the basic & fishtail from your videos, clear & well explained. Thank you.

  32. Sullivan says:

    Thanks so much Ashley!!! This video helped me so much and I wouldn’t be making fishtail bracelets that I love if it wasn’t for you and everybody else at!

  33. Jodie says:

    You can use your finger or pencils aswell for the people who dont have looms , same for normal and inverted fishtail . My friends say they use 2 forks for star wearver.

  34. Charlotte says:

    Thanks.Those instruction’s REALLY helped me.
    P.S That’s really for every loom band????


  35. Angela says:

    Hi Ashley, I think that you are very good with your videos. Keep at it. I really enjoy the fishtail bracelet

  36. Olivia says:

    Great vid. You made it look easy. I’m going to use your vids for all the designs. Well done.

  37. Chris says:

    Thanks for your video, lovely clear explanation on making the fishtail. I’ve bought a loom kit so I can make bracelets with my granddaughter she will be so surprised. ????????????

  38. Shosh says:

    Thanks, Ashley! Great job! I used your video to help my 8-year-old son make his first bracelet. Your instructions and pictures were really clear and easy to follow. Now he is finishing the bracelet himself.

  39. Naomi says:

    I’ve made 3 fishtail bracelets & before I finished it off I plaited them. It looks great but how do I connect them together & finish off?
    Looking forward to your advice

  40. Lauren says:

    Coming to loom bands on the loom I am a really noob! This guide is amazing and I knew how to do it in seconds!

  41. Rachel says:

    I was always confused on how to make a fishtail. Now, I 100% understand how to make one! This is so awesome and easy!!

  42. Nat Lockwood says:

    Thank you ever so much! I’m 30 years old yet was totally baffled by these charming bracelets and how they are made! I have always been extremely creative including having qualifications in different creative and qualifications in different creative genres as well as having been a photographer, musician, basic web designer, artist as well as alter clothing into unique styles and have VERY quirky hair Sykes and colours! Yet, I could never do the hair we apps which were all the rage in the 90s and Scoobies had me confused also, but to be fair was never show tghose arts. i was even given a loom band and still stood looking at them confused! I thought I’d come across another complicated thing that kids can do but I can’t not be shown as I dit. Have kids of my own, yet it can be really simple! Thanks ever so much for showing and explaining so clearly, so I can join this fun fad too!! X

  43. Harley says:

    I love this website and video! Me and my little brother forgot how to make these now we know how again! Thanks a ton from us both!

  44. Gaga says:

    This 79-year old Gaga just learned something new. Now I will teach my granddaughter how to make these. Thank you so much. You made a clear presentation with very good instructions and easy-to-follow steps. You are a very good teacher.

  45. Reagan says:

    I think I might have made my own fishtail design but I’m not sure. All you do is alternate between fishtail dnf inverted fishtail. You hook over the bottom bnd like a fishtail, add your next band, then pull the bottom band through the middle band like an inverted fishtail. You just repeat that until it is long enough. Do you know if this has already been created?

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