Rubik's Cube Pattern
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Rubik's Cube Pattern

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Here are some of my favorite patterns on Rubik's cube. Many of these are from Christoph Bandelow's Inside Rubik's Cube and Beyond. I have even computed all minimal maneuvers, using my optimal cube solver.

* = minimal in the given metric

Pons asinorum

F2 B2 R2 L2 U2 D2 (12q*, 6f*)

Checkerboards of order 3

F B2 R' D2 B R U D' R L' D' F' R2 D F2 B' (20q*, 16f*)

Checkerboards of order 6

R' D' F' D L F U2 B' L U D' R' D' L F L2 U F' (20q*, 18f)

R2 L2 U B L2 D' F B2 R L' F' B R D F2 L' U' (17f*, 22q)


F U F R L2 B D' R D2 L D' B R2 L F U F (20q*, 17f*)

Cube in a cube

F L F U' R U F2 L2 U' L' B D' B' L2 U (18q*, 15f*)

Cube in a cube in a cube

U' L' U' F' R2 B' R F U B2 U B' L U' F U R F' (20q*, 18f)

F' U B' R' U F2 U2 F' U' F U2 D B' D' R2 B2 U' (17f*, 22q)

Christman's cross

U F B' L2 U2 L2 F' B U2 L2 U (16q*, 11f*)

Plummer's cross

R2 L' D F2 R' D' R' L U' D R D B2 R' U D2 (20q*, 16f*)


L U B' U' R L' B R' F B' D R D' F' (14q*, 14f*)


F2 R' B' U R' L F' L F' B D' R B L2 (16q*, 14f*)

Black Mamba

R D L F' R L' D R' U D' B U' R' D' (14q*, 14f*)

Green Mamba

R D R F R' F' B D R' U' B' U D2 (14q*, 13f*)

Female Rattlesnake

U2 D' L2 D B U B' R' L2 U2 F U' F R (18q*, 14f*)

Male Rattlesnake

R' F' U F' U2 R L2 B U' B' D' L2 U2 D (18q*, 14f*)

Female Boa

R U' R2 U2 F D2 R2 U' D' R D' F' (16q*, 12f*)

Male Boa

F D R' U D R2 D2 F' U2 R2 U R' (16q*, 12f*)

Four spot

F2 B2 U D' R2 L2 U D' (12q*, 8f*)

Six spot

U D' R L' F B' U D' (8q*, 8f*)

Orthogonal bars

F R' U L F' L' F U' R U L' U' L F' (14q*, 14f*)

Six T's

F2 R2 U2 F' B D2 L2 F B (14q*, 9f*)


U B2 D2 L B' L' U' L' B D2 B2 (15q*, 11f*)

Exchanged peaks

F U2 L F L' B L U B' R' L' U R' D' F' B R2 (19q*, 17f)

F2 R2 D R2 U D F2 D' R' D' F L2 F' D R U' (16f*, 21q)

Two twisted peaks

F B' U F U F U L B L2 B' U F' L U L' B (18q*, 17f)

F D2 B R B' L' F D' L2 F2 R F' R' F2 L' F' (16f*, 20q)

Four twisted peaks

U' D B R' F R B' L' F' B L F R' B' R F' U' D (18q*, 18f*)

Exchanged chicken feet

F L' D' B' L F U F' D' F L2 B' R' U L2 D' F (19q*, 17f*)

Twisted chicken feet

F L' D F' U' B U F U' F R' F2 L U' R' D2 (18q*, 16f*)

Exchanged rings

B' U' B' L' D B U D2 B U L D' L' U' L2 D (18q*, 16f)

F U D' L' B2 L U' D F U R2 L2 U' L2 F2 (15f*, 20q)

Twisted rings

F D F' D2 L' B' U L D R U L' F' U L U2 (18q*, 16f*)

Edge hexagon of order 2

U B2 U' F' U' D L' D2 L U D' F D' L2 B2 D' (20q*, 16f*)

Edge hexagon of order 3

D L' U R' B' R B U2 D B D' B' L U D' (16q*, 15f)

F L B U L F2 B2 R' F2 B2 U' B' L' F' (14f*, 18q)

Tom Parks' pattern

L U F2 R L' U2 B' U D B2 L F B' R' L F' R (20q*, 17f*)

Ron's cube in a cube

F D' F' R D F' R' D R D L' F L D R' F D' (17q*, 17f)

L2 D2 L' D2 B2 L2 B2 L' D2 L2 B2 L' B2 (13f*, 23q)

Twisted duck feet

F R' B R U F' L' F' U2 L' U' D2 B D' F B' U2 (20q*, 17f*)

Exchanged duck feet

U F R2 F' D' R U B2 U2 F' R2 F D B2 R B' (21q*, 16f*)

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