How to Make a Tangled Garden Bracelet or Anklet (Without a Loom!)

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The Tangled Garden is the first bracelet we’ve designed that doesn’t require a Rainbow Loom. All you need for this whimsical pattern is a Rainbow Loom hook or a crochet hook and loom bands in a variety of colours.

It’s crucial that you know how to create a slip knot with your bands before you attempt this design. Once you’ve mastered that, you should have no problem creating this pattern.

tangled-garden-rainbow-loom-webYou can wear it on your wrist, or your ankle.


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Want to make your own Tangled Garden bracelet/anklet? Watch our tutorial:


115 thoughts on “How to Make a Tangled Garden Bracelet or Anklet (Without a Loom!)

  1. Brooke says:

    Wow! That looks so hard! I don’t really loom anymore, but I still look at this everyday. I’m the one who won your contest. When are you going to do another contest? And if you do, I think the prize should be a monster tail ’cause there only like $7.
    P.S. This bracelet doesn’t look like it could be made with no loom!

      • lauren says:

        She didn’t mean it’s impossible, she was just stating that it LOOKED like it was made with a loom, just to let you know- not meant to be mean. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hailey says:

      This loom bracelet is super cute! It is possible to do it without the loom! It’s one of my new favorites! A little tricky at first but I gets easier! Made on just the hook!!

    • Hermione Granger says:

      I’m not sure the prize would be very popular if it was a Monster Tail, because a lot of people have it now. I definitely wouldn’t be very pleased, since I already have a Monster Tail and you can’t connect Monster Tails together like you can with Rainbow looms.

  2. idkjustlooming says:

    Are you guys thinking about hosting another contest? The Rainbow Loom craze had kinda died down where I love so im not sure if youre thinking about hosting another, but I would participate ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Classy cassie says:

        That’s so cool I love in Texas too and people don’t seem so crazy about that either.. ๐Ÿ™ I love looming i just don’t have enought bands and they are very expensive these days!

      • Rabiatul says:

        Its not fair! I wanted to participate in the giveaway but they didnt list Singapore as one of the countries they would be giving away to if the winner was there. Loomlove, my whole school in Singapore is cray to the zee about Rainbow Loom. My school isnt small. So could you please, the next time you hold a contest, make it available to Singapore?

  3. Chazzier says:

    Cool but looks veeery hard , probably a bracelet for more advanced loomers

    Ps : first comment

    • Hermione Granger says:

      It isn’t hard at all, if you know how to create a slipknot, as LoomLove stated ‘its crucial that you know how to create a slipknot with your bands before you attempt this design’.

    • Savannah says:

      You pull one loop through the other. For example, you know when you make like a starburst bracelet or something, and you’re at the end and done looping, you have to bring that one band through all those bands on the last middle peg? Well, pretend that’s what you’re doing, except pulling one loop through the other.

  4. SavvyXD says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks very cool! I’ll have to try it! ( *cheering* First comment! XD)

  5. Kiera says:

    That is so cute. It’s kind of crazy looking, in the absolute best way possible. And the colour combination you guys picked? AWESOME!!!

    • Hermione Granger says:

      I know what you mean, LoomLove’s Tangled Garden bracelets look amazing because of the superb colour schemes ๐Ÿ™‚
      I think the one that I made looks amazing too ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Hermione Granger says:

      No, it isn’t. It looks hard but its actually very easy if you can do a slipknot correctly and quickly. I made one and I think my colour scheme looks amazing!

  6. Sophia says:

    I like your bracelets! the problem is i dont have enough loom bands to make the ones i like, its really sad ๐Ÿ™

  7. Kristen says:

    Hi! I just wanna know if there’s a tutorial for tangled garden bracelet that consist with rainbow loom? I love your tangled garden bracelet design its so nice. I wanna make one. thanks!

  8. Kiera says:

    Hey Loom Love, can you guys try to design a challenging bracelet that is thinner? I’m up for a challenge but I prefer thinner bracelets to ones like sailor’s pinstripe and snake belly. Thank you so much!

    • Hermione Granger says:

      I disagree with you ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I love the awesome, thick bracelets more than than the thinner ones, unless its an absolutely amazing design like the Hexafish.

  9. Loom loover says:

    Loom Love you must make the blaster canon it is a little bit like the snake belly and even better but it is made on only one loom!

  10. Dayk says:

    I just wanted to tell you guys that even though this is under the challenging category on this website, It’s easy! Even for beginners. It took about 30 to 40 minutes for me. I have made tons of bracelets before so I’m not exactly a beginner. It could take longer if you are new to rainbow loom.
    – Dayk

  11. Tina says:

    Uber cool!! It looks so weird and AWESOME! Good job again, loomlove. It is a little confusing but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. I made 3 of these. Can’t wait for you to post even more amazing bracelets. You should check out the blaster cannon bracelet by Loves2Loom.

  12. cerise hood says:

    hey can you make this on rainbow loom or fun how you made the bracelet looks totalllllly awesome!LOL!

  13. Savannah says:

    I’m an intermediate loomer :3 I’m up for this challenge. Tomorrow I’m trying the Snake Belly! I’ve made tons of bracelets on the rainbow loom and a few animals (poodle, cat, fox, wolf). This bracelet/anklet is so cool! I’m gonna wear it every day ๐Ÿ˜›
    By the way, I LOVE the site, LoomLove! It is amazing and I love always waking up to a new tutorial. I try to keep up and make all the stuff you post! XD I just made your python bracelet; I’m a little behind, but I’m trying to catch up LOL

  14. Lover of Looms says:

    Hey again guys! This bracelet was actually pretty easy to make, though it took much time and patience. You basically just repeat the slipknot design until it fits you exactly. I made an anklet. I used white and purple for the inside single chain, and it’s pretty gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, for lazy people or people without enough bands/time, my suggestion is to make the single chain with slipknotted bands as much as you can, and then make an extension with the same color you used for the inside single chain. Also, what I did was just make many of the slipknotted “flower” band things and then, when I had a lot at hand, put them on the bracelet.

  15. Someone11 says:

    aagh I tried to make it but the base colour bands do not look similar to a fishtail ๐Ÿ™

  16. Sharon Anderton says:

    This is so cool o just have enough looms to make this but i cant find my metal hook and COOL i wish i knew where to get a monster tail .Where can u get those golden bands from because i only pinks blues yellows muti-colours and i live i NZ auckland and nearly everywhere i go i see people wear loom braclets or buy them .

    Sign your number 1 fan #SharonAnderton!

  17. Bunka says:

    OMG!!! This is soooo easy but looks super hard! I just got a rainbow loom kit and I think this is the best design! Thx sooooooooo much

  18. Sam says:

    Am I doing something wrong or is it possible for the slip knot to go over the little band ball on the end and come undone? Hope you understand what I mean and can help as I think this bracelet is so unusual and not your typical loom band style!!!

  19. Deer Park` says:

    I absolutely love the Tangled Garden weave and it’s super easy, but it can tend to be a bit fragile – I’d definitely recommend not using low-quality bands for this make as every one I’ve made to date has snapped really quickly ๐Ÿ™

  20. Looming is awesome says:

    Loomlove this tutorial is really confusing I’ve tried three times and can’t get the hang of it

  21. Laura says:

    Hi guys, firstly, thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial. It’s the first one that really caught my eye when I first began looming and looking for bracelet tutorials.

    I just attempted my first Tangled Garden last night, I thought it was going to be so difficult because of how detailed the finished piece looks. I was also slightly daunted by the whole slipknot thing, I hadn’t quite figured out how to do them confidently yet, simple as they now are!! lol.

    The slipknot did not turn out to be the issue after all. The tricky part for me was something that somebody else mentioned in the comments above, whilst assembling the bracelet on the hook as I was making it, the stitch/chain pattern of my bracelet didn’t look like it was supposed to. I just wanted to share a little tip, a way around this issue..

    I actually made all my flowery hanging pieces first, kept them in a little pile to the side, and then assembled the bracelet afterward, still in the same way the video shows, but I really found it easier to do it this way, and the entire bracelet turned out perfect on my first attempt, and it is beautiful. I made a second one today.

    So, I hope this little tip helps anybody who is having trouble putting the actual bracelet together as they go along. Leave it til the end. Really is much easier if you’re struggling to do it the other way around. Good luck..

    Ps – I have a large wrist and I made around 32 of the โ€œbunchesโ€ of three flowers and then assembled my bracelet.

  22. Lovin' Loomin' says:

    OMG guys, this is gr8!
    Love this style…… Easy, except for the part where you go on making these bunches of three flowers. I’m making the same color combo as LoomLove. Slip knots are easy, always knew how to make one. My area is bonkers over these! Trying to make as many as possible to outdo my friends! LoomLove, your bracelets AND the site rocks!! Thanks a lot!

  23. Sophie says:

    I made this bracelet in my spare time as a little project and had it completed in two days. I am very pleased with the result as I made a fishtail version which, I think, looks way more effective.

    Great tutorial though and a beautiful bracelet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, does anyone know where I can find some good anklets to make? Apart from this one, of course!

  24. alfi says:

    I didn’t know tangled gardens are so easy the first step is like making flower. I tried but then I made a flower.

  25. Claudia says:

    I made this super bracelet twice already, with great succes!
    I’m not wearing it as a bracelet but as a ankle strap!!!!!
    People always ask me where I bought that beautifull ankle strap LOL!!!!
    I always choose the difficult bracelets, because most people make the easy ones, so everybody wears the same bracelet.
    I prefer the special bracelets!!!
    Always playing with different colours…

    Yeah I’m also hooked (LOL HOOKED) to Rainbow looming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Nickey V says:

    This is my favorite bracelet to make! Thank you so much! It’s unique, pretty and pretty easy! Love it!!!

  27. Luna says:

    This isn’t difficult at all once you get the hang of it, I did it in green with the rose bud like ends in pink and red, it’s gorgeous

  28. Sofia.thier says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow loom love that was great! I bet that took quite a long time doing those tangled garden ankle bracelets:D! They look awesome I can’t wait to look at the new designs. your an real expert! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. crayzee fish says:

    I’ve just begun this design and it takes ffoorreevveerr! I love loom love and although not new to loom bands I have only just got a loom and descovered loomlove then. Please give tutorials for making models
    Love crayzee fish.

  30. Valeria says:

    Hi Loom Love I am Valeria from Mรฉxico i would like to do this bracelet or anklet do you know how many rubber bands are needed ยฟ Is this an easy braceletยฟ Are the steps clearly ยฟ please anwer my question Loom Love because i send a Message in the circle of hearts on a hook section but you doesn’t answer me. ๐Ÿ™

  31. Valeria says:

    Hi , Loom Love I am Valeria from Mรฉxico i am reading the coments of other person sin this page and they say it tales forever to do this bracelet i really need to know if the steps are clearly .

  32. Louise says:

    Hey I lovednthis tutorial, I have made so many of these bracelets!
    I love them ajd so do my friends thanks loom love xxxx

  33. awesome loomin' says:

    Omg! I am totally loving the Look of this tangled garden loomlove!
    I can’t wait to make it and I am going to make one right after I finish this comment. I’ve made your squared single for a friend and they loved it!

    Thanx saviour of loom bands!

  34. Anastasia says:

    You gotta remember to pull(stretch)the bands on the flowers after you make the slip knot, other wise you bracelet flowers will look short and stubby.

    • #loomcrazy says:

      Ya I forgot to pull the slip knot and when I finished it all fell apart.

      It was a very cool idea and I just ?? it.

      #loomlove #tangledgarden #loveit #slip knot #fun # summerever #fellapart

    • Katarina says:

      I can’t get the slip knot on it! It falls apart and makes something else. When I try to do other bracelets I make a slip know accidentally, and I forget how I did it. I NEED HELP!

  35. Mc muffins says:

    Yeah, I love loom love, p.s this is my first comment WILL NO BODY CONGRADULATE ME ! I do not know how to spell CONGRADULATE.

  36. Anam Abbasi says:

    This is SOSo easy!!!!! Everyone thought it was very difficult to make and it also looked very pretty, but it’s the easiest one I’ve ever made!!!!! Made it without a hook, just with bands and fingers!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

  37. ruby moreno says:

    hey loom love i made my own technique on this bracelet on the monster tail put your first band on whatever peg then get your next band that is your cap band then loop the band and slip knot it and leave it on the peg you looped it over and once you made them all put your band for the single chain and put the bracelet on the peg flip over the dangles on the band that isn’t looped then loop it over and there ~Ruby ๐Ÿ™‚

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