How to Solve the First Layer of A Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s cube is a popular puzzle that challenges and fascinates people of all ages. Solving the Rubik’s Cube is a rewarding experience and an impressive accomplishment. Despite its popularity, many people find the Rubik’s Cube intimidating and don’t know where to begin. This article will guide you through the step-by-step process of solving the first layer of Rubik’s Cube, which is the foundation of solving the entire puzzle. With practice and patience, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family by solving the Rubik’s Cube in no time!

Let’s get started!

Understanding the Rubik’s Cube

Before solving the Rubik’s cube, it is important to understand the cube.

  • The Rubik’s Cube has six faces; front, back, left, right, top, and bottom. 
  • The six colors of the cube: are white, yellow, blue, green, red, and orange. The color scheme helps you to visualize the cube and identify the pieces.
  • There are three types of pieces: corner pieces with three sides, edge pieces with two sides, and centerpieces with one side. 
  • The centerpieces are fixed and do not move, while the corner and edge pieces can be rotated and moved around the cube.
  • Understanding the cube’s structure is important for solving it, as it helps to identify the different pieces and their positions on the cube.

Solving the First Layer

The first layer is the foundation of solving the cube and is a crucial step in the solving process. This video will guide you through the step-by-step process of the beginner’s method of solving the first layer of the Rubik’s Cube.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Solving the First Layer

Step 1: Create a Daisy

This is the first step in solving the first layer. We form a daisy by aligning four white edge pieces with yellow centerpieces.

Step 2: Create a white cross with matching edge pieces

A white cross is almost similar to the daisy; It just has a white centerpiece instead of the yellow centerpiece of the daisy

Step 3: Solve the White Corner Pieces

  1. Solving the white corner pieces will appear tricky at first, but after some practice, you’ll be able to solve it without the guide.
  2. To solve the cornerpiece, remember that it shouldn’t have white color on top of it.
  3. Then align it between its matching centerpieces.
  4. Now if the white color is facing the left side, then move the top side to the left side
  5. Bring the right side up
  6. Bring the top side to the right side 
  7. and right side down
  8. The corner piece should be in its desired place
  9. And if the white color is facing the right side
  10. Then bring the left side up
  11. bring topside to the left side
  12. Bring the side down downwards

Practice and Mastery

  • Don’t get discouraged if you don’t solve the cube on the first try.
  • The more you practice, the faster and more accurate you will become at solving the cube.
  • Once you have mastered the first layer, move on to the Second layer and continue practicing until you can solve the entire cube.


Solving the Rubik’s Cube can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following the step-by-step guide and using the tips and tricks provided, beginners can learn how to solve the first layer of the cube. Continued practice and mastery of the cube can lead to faster solving times and more advanced solving techniques. Enjoy the challenge, and have fun!

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