Chainmaille Weaves

by Lexi, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Convenient chart lists a range of chainmaille weave styles, links to how-to instructions or videos, specific weave notes and more.

Note: AR is an abbreviation for the term Aspect Ratio (AR). View our ''Chainmaille Glossary'' chart for more helpful definitions.

Technique Learn How! Minimum AR Maximum AR Preferred AR Note
Box
''How to Start a Box Chain Weave'' how-to video 3.8 -- 5.1 Weave is a square shape if AR is 4.8 and higher and a rectangular shape if AR is 4.7 and lower.
Byzantine
''How to Start a Byzantine Chainmaille Weave'' how-to video 3.2 -- 3.5 --
Dragonscale
''How to Create a Dragonscale Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 3.6 and 5.6 -- 3.9 and 6.1 Two ring sizes needed. The outer diameter of the smaller ring must be slightly smaller than the larger ring's inside diameter.
European 4-in-1
''How to Create a European 4-in-1 Chainmaille Pattern'' illustrated instructions 2.83 -- 4 --
European 6-in-1
''How to Create a European 6-in-1 Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 4.25 -- 4.9 --
Full Persian 6-in-1
''How to Create a Full Persian Chainmaille Weave'' how-to video 5.5 -- 5.5 --
Half Persian 3-in-1
''How to Create a Half Persian 3-in-1 Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 3.9 4.3 5 --
Half Persian 4-in-1
''How to Create a 4-in-1 Half Persian Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 4.5 -- 5.1 --
Helm
''How to Start a Celtic Line in Chainmaille'' how-to video -- -- 4, 6.2 Two ring sizes needed. The outer diameter of the smaller ring must be slightly smaller than the larger ring's inside diameter. Additionally, the inner diameter of the smaller ring needs to be at least three times larger than the wire diameter of the larger ring.
Inverted Round
''How to Create an Inverted Round Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 3.5 -- 4.3 --
Japanese 4-in-1
''How to Create a Japanese 4-in-1 Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions -- -- -- Two ring sizes needed. The inside diameter of the smaller ring must be larger than two times the wire diameter of the larger ring. The inside diameter of the larger ring must be more than four times larger than the wire diameter of the smaller ring.
Japanese 6-in-1
''How to Create a Japanese 6-in-1 Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions -- -- -- Two ring sizes needed. The inside diameter of the smaller ring must be larger than two times the wire diameter of the larger ring. The inside diameter of the larger ring must be more than six times larger than the wire diameter of the smaller ring.
Jens Pind Linkage
''How to Create a Jens Pind Linkage Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 2.8 3 2.9 The strict AR is needed to properly create this weave. Any larger and you are simply creating a spiral weave.
Mobius
''How to Create a Chainmaille Love Knot'' how-to video -- -- -- The AR is dependant on how many jumprings will be used in the mobius. For example; if you plan on using a total of five jumprings the AR cannot be smaller than four and would be better fitted slightly above that.
Roundmaille
''How to Create a Roundmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 3.3 4 3.5 --
Spiral
''How to Create a Spiral Chainmaille Weave'' illustrated instructions 3.4 -- 4 --
Spiral Rope
''How to Start a Double Spiral Rope in Chainmaille'' how-to video 4.6 -- 4.9 --
Turkish Round
''How to Start a Turkish Roundmaille in Chainmaille'' how-to video 3.1 -- 3.7 --

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