Hi Polly, I'm hoping this video will guide you in using bricks for your patio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TuRkavGAN0 Best of luck and have fun
Thus tutorial might help: https://www.diynetwork.com/videos/build-a-brick-patio-78798
Do you have concrete patio already there. One idea is to line the patio with the bricks. Kind of like brick edging.
I am replacing my front porch with larger pavers from the tumbled bricks...I intend to reuse the tumbled bricks and make a planter box that adjoins my deck...using construction adhesive to hold the bricks in place. I hate throwing away building materials..why not repurpose or upcycle! Good luck with your project.