Japanese 4 in 1 Tutorial

Suggested Aspect Ratio: Anything greater than 2


Japanese 4 in 1 is a loose sheet weave that is incredibly simple to learn. In this example I am using two ring sizes, but only one is necessary.

1. It's not necessary to have two different rings for this weave, but I think it looks better that way.

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

2. Make a chain of large rings (gold) and small rings (red), with each pair of large rings connected with a small ring. You can make this as long as you want.

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

3. Make some more of these chains until you have as many as you think you need.

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

4. Connect the two large rings (blue) on the ends of two different chains together with a small ring (red).

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

5. Continue doing this for all the large rings along the two chains.

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have the width you want. The result should look something like this.

Free computer generated Japanese 4 in 1 tutorial on thechainmail101.com

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