@s1mmxn3 there are basically two ways you can knot a normal pattern: row by row or in segments. I recommend watching a video on segment knotting or reading a tutorial in the tutorial section. It's a little difficult to explain how to segment knot a specific pattern if you're only using words. If you can't figure out how to segment knot this you can always knots row by row. To do that you just put the strings in the order you see on top and then make the knots row by row.
@RosieCat6 yes, the straight edges technique works on this, but you have to add an extra string on each side. MashaKnots has a video on it. I've also written a tutorial on it that you can find in the tutorial section if you would rather read. @sshaoul123 like @RosieCat6 said the straight edges technique can be used for both alphas and normals. I recommend to you too to check out MashaKnots' video tutorial or my written tutorial.