cool cube patterns

 

The Rubik's Cube, invented by Ernő Rubik in 1974, has sold over 350 million units worldwide. Initially known as the Magic Cube, it gained popularity after being licensed to Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980. Featuring six faces covered in solid colors, the cube challenges players to align each face with a single color.

Despite its complexity, mastering Rubik's Cube patterns doesn't require solving the cube entirely. By following simple instructions, you can create impressive designs and astound your friends without ever fully solving the puzzle.

A Rubik’s Cube pattern is a design-like looking order of colors.

Well! You don't have to worry anymore. Without even solving a cube you can get to form some really cool 3x3 patterns and impress your friends.. like me 😉


Struggling to solve the cube?


Before starting you should know the notations on the 3x3 cube. Here are important notations you should consider while forming patterns and solving 3x3 cube.

U D F B L R..

rubik's cube patterns

and we are ready to go.

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Cool 3x3 Speed Cube Patterns With Notations

cool 3x3 cube patterns

1. Checkerboard -

This is the most common pattern and this makes every side of cube looks like X

cube pattern
U2 D2 F2 B2 L2 R2

2. Cube in a cube pattern -

Looks like a cube is in a cube!

cube in a cube pattern
F L F U’ R U F2 L2 U’ L’ B D’ B’ L2 U

3. Cube in a Cube in a Cube -

Looks like 2 cubes in a cube! 

cube in a cube in a cube pattern
U’ L’ U’ F’ R2 B’ R F U B2 U B’ L U’ F U R F’

4. Anaconda -

Small L on all sides

Anaconda pattern
L U B’ U’ R L’ B R’ F B’ D R D’ F’

5. Cross -

Plus on all sides! 

Cross cool cube pattern
R2 L’ D F2 R’ D’ R’ L U’ D R D B2 R’ U D2

6. Superflip -

Flips all edges 

Superflip

U R2 F B R B2 R U2 L B2 R U’ D’ R2 F R’ L B2 U2 F2

7. Black Mamba -

L and Lines

Black Mamba cube pattern

R D L F’ R L’ D R’ U D’ B U’ R’ D’

8. Plus-Minus -

Except 2 sides, every side has + and - symbol

Plus-Minus cube pattern
U2 R2 L2 U2 R2 L2


Struggling to solve the cube?

9. Green Mamba -

Lines on all sides

Green Mamba cube pattern
R D R F R' F’ B D R’ U’ B’ U D2

10. Four Centers Swap -

Swaps 4 center pieces 

Four Centers Swap 3x3 cube pattern
F2 B2 U D’ R2 L2 U D’

11. CheckerBoard In Cube -

Cube in A cube + Checkerboard pattern combined together

CheckerBoard In Cube pattern
B D F' B' D L2 U L U' B D' R B R D' R L' F U2 D

The above are some cool basic patterns that might interest you and impress others!

You may have a question in your mind that when we do the different moves, how does a pattern form?

The patterns form by preserving and inserting some pieces into some specific spots/positions.

While you preserve a piece, it may move; but when the algorithm ends, it comes back to its place.

Now,

What is inserting?

Inserting is moving some specific pieces to some specific areas without disturbing the preserved piece.

An easy pattern Checker Board "U2 D2 F2 B2 L2 R2” is formed just by inserting the edges and preserving the corners!

You can make your own pattern too!

It's simple. Just think of a new and good pattern. Then move around the pieces that you wanted to insert/preserve and yay!

You are done!

Now that you have learnt about preserving and inserting to form different patterns, go ahead and guess what is a Rubik's cube mosaic?

About Author

Atharva Bhat

atharva bhat

Atharva R. Bhattan 11-year-old from Bengaluru started his cubing journey when he was just 7. He is ranked 14 in India for 3x3 Blindfolded. He has a collection of over 700 puzzles. He loves making Rubik's cube mosaic and its animation videos. He also has a Guinness World Record in solving three rotating puzzle cubes using hands and feet. He has participated in 28 WCA competitions in 2 countries and won 12 podiums with 4 gold medals.

34 comments

arjun

arjun

i dont knw anything

Amogus

Amogus

Nvm its that one:
D F2 R2 F2 D’ U R2 F2 R2’ U’

Amogus

Amogus

This sussy patern is nice:
D’ F2 R2 F2 D U’ R2 F2 R2 U

Unknown

Unknown

These patterns are so cool! It made me create my own, it’s weird. “RLFDUD’B’FUD’F2’L’R” then try to undo it, if you do it the way I do which I have no idea how I do it you will see why the pattern is cool.

Jared

Jared

Most of them only work when your facing the red side with the white side on the top

Miles Upshur

Miles Upshur

This comment section is so weird wtf

G00d_Cuber_77

G00d_Cuber_77

my pattern: (R2 U2) 3 times

hahahaha

hahahaha

this is weird but cool

Shaurya

Shaurya

My pattern:(R2 U2 L2)times 2

You_are_yt

You_are_yt

Plz subscribe to YOU_ARE_YT

TRAN GIA AN 3.1

TRAN GIA AN 3.1

I made my own pattern!
R2 L’2 U2 R2 L’2 D2

D.B Cubic

D.B Cubic

Thanks cubelelo

no

no

you just do the moves in reverse to undo it

nothing

nothing

how do you undo it

Aayush

Aayush

I LIKE THE PRODUCT AND CUBE VERY NICE QUALITY

ching

ching

awesome! i dont know what people are talking about it totaly works

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Bhaiyo aur behno ye bahut acchi baat hai aap bhi is khiloane ko khelo aur desh ka naam ucha karo

mr breast

mr breast

good job this is great

Ronak Munthava

Ronak Munthava

120$ cube

Townes

Townes

Gotta is the one who wants it for me and the kids will have a good day at work today so we will have a plan to get in touch with you and your dad to help him get a new car for you guys to see what he is going

fighter

fighter

change the codes of all games

Hsh

Hsh

Gimme a free cube

amir

amir

wow

gmail

gmail

nice

Coomer

Coomer

Cube in acube with checkerboard looks the coolest

Antarip

Antarip

The people who are saying it’s fake are not following the algorithms properly. Being a cuber my self I know what’s the problem.

Git gud

Git gud

Nice it actually worked and looks cool

hacker

hacker

nice

bob

bob

fake patterns

Lol

Lol

Good

quandale dingleton

quandale dingleton

creamy

Ryan Kint

Ryan Kint

These are cool patterns

Abhi TAYADE

Abhi TAYADE

Cube pattern

Jayanth

Jayanth

Nice

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