Now that you have reviewed the Terminology section, you are ready to start solving the Pocket Cube.

You will solve the cube in the following order:

# The Top

I have based all of the pictures shown here, on the Pocket Cube that I have. Your colors may be different or they may be on different sides. If this is the case you may have to do some mental juggling to follow along.

## The First Corner

You will start by solving the RED side of the cube. Rotate the cube in your hands until you find the corner with the colors (Red/Blue/Green). Now turn the cube so that the red sticker on that corner is facing up and matches the picture below.

• NOTE: The gray stickers indicate that the colors of those stickers are irrelevant to the operation being performed.

Congratulations! You have placed your first piece.

Notice that we considered this piece in place when it was correctly positioned in the upper right-hand corner of the Pocket Cube. The following procedures for solving the rest of the top of the Pocket Cube also rely on that same assumption.

## The Second Corner

Before you can put the second corner in place, you need to rotate the cube 1 turn to the left so that the upper right-hand corner does not have a properly positioned piece in it. Your cube should look like:

Now you need to put the second piece in place. First, lets find it.

Keeping the one solved piece in the upper left-hand corner, spin the bottom of the Pocket Cube until you find the piece you want (the Red/Blue/Yellow corner).

• Note: It is possible that the corner you are looking for is not presently on the bottom. If this is the case you will need to jump to The Third Corner and then come back to this corner last.

Once you have found the piece you wanted, keep turning the bottom until the piece is in the bottom right-hand corner, directly below where you want to place it. Your Pocket Cube should match one of the three images below. Follow the procedure below the appropriate image to put the piece in its proper place.

## The Third Corner

Before you can put the third corner in place, you need to rotate the cube 1 turn to the left so that the upper right-hand corner does not have a properly positioned piece in it, as you did while solving the Second Corner.

Now you need to put the third piece in place. First, lets find it.

Spin the bottom of the Pocket Cube until you find the piece you want (the Red/Yellow/White corner).

• Note: It is possible that the corner you are looking for is not presently on the bottom. If this is the case you will need to jump to The Fourth Corner and then come back to this corner last.

Once you have found the piece you wanted, keep turning the bottom until the piece is in the bottom right-hand corner, directly below where you want to place it. Your Pocket Cube should match one of the three images below. Follow the procedure below the appropriate image to put the piece in its proper place.

## The Fourth Corner

Before you can put the Fourth corner in place, you need to rotate the cube 1 turn to the left so that the upper right-hand corner does not have a properly positioned piece in it, as you did while solving the Previous Corners.

Now you need to put the fourth piece in place. First, lets find it.

Spin the bottom of the Pocket Cube until you find the piece you want (the Red/White/Green corner).

• Note: It is possible that the corner you are looking for is not presently on the bottom. If this is the case you will need to jump to Completing The Top.

Once you have found the piece you wanted, keep turning the bottom until the piece is in the bottom right-hand corner, directly below where you want to place it. Your Pocket Cube should match one of the three images below. Follow the procedure below the appropriate image to put the piece in its proper place.

## Completing The Top

At this time most, if not All Of The Top Has Been Completed. You may go back and solve: If you are having problems putting a piece in place because it is not on the bottom and is actually in its proper place - however the red is not facing up - then match your scenario to one of the situations below and follow the steps shown.

When you have completely finished the top, you
will be ready to the bottom layer.