After locating and marking the outline for the brick paver patio, set stakes at the four corners. Excavate the area within the stakes to a depth of 8 inches. Spread gravel over the entire area, rake smooth and tamp down to a level surface using a hand or power tamper.
Starting at the edging border, begin laying brick pavers. Use a rubber mallet to tap pavers into place. Continue laying pavers following any numbers of patterns until the area is complete. For any irregular spaces, it may be necessary use a hammer and cold chisel to cut them to size.
Spread a thin layer of sand over the entire patio and use a push broom to work it into the gaps between pavers. Soak the patio with a gentle spray of water to help settle the sand into the gaps. Repeat the process until the sand fills all the gaps. Run a tamper over the patio to set the bricks.