@hannah_0 I counted the sections and there's 4 sections in the original pattern, I only did 3! so I did the pattern less than once actually and it was long enough for me. I recommend once you get to a point where you think it might be getting too long, measure it around your wrist. Another thing I do, is I take a second bracelet of mine and hold them down side by side to see if their the same length as I try to keep all of my bracelets roughly the same length. I hope this helped!