Friendship bracelets have always seemed a bit to me like simple weaving projects -- I've always wanted a big loom in my living room, but that seems a little impractical (*grin*).
I love to macrame (especially since it doesn't require a giant loom!). And friendship bracelets remind me of macrame too -- especially these knotted style bracelets.
I enjoy the creativity of matching up colour combinations and switching up the number of strings I use.
If you find it easier to follow along, you can check out our video tutorial!
- Between 3-8 equal strands of embroidery floss or yarn
- each 3-6 feet long (depending on how long you want your bracelet to be)
- floss is nicer but a nice thick yarn can be easier to use the first time you do the project
- Start by knotting string together and taping the end to any solid surface.
- Cross the left outside strand across the others, making a “4” shape over the other pieces of string.
- Wrap that string underneath the other colours.
- Pull it tight (like a knot) until it reaches the top of the bracelet.
- Continue this pattern with the same string for as long as you want:
- For this bracelet, I tied the green string around 10 times. Once you have finished with one colour, move it to the far right side.
- Repeat this same pattern for the colour that is now on the far left.
- Continue rotating the colour of string with this same pattern until it is at the right length for your wrist.
- Remember to always pull your current colour knot as tightly as you can to the previous knots.
- Once you have finished, tie both ends of the bracelet together, and then you’re done!
- TIP: The nice thing about this bracelet is that you can make it as long as you want and wrap it around your wrist several times and turn it into a necklace.