Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #189: Claireabellemakes

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Time
Time:1h30
Difficulty
So so
Crafts
Knotting & MacrameBraidingJewelry Making
A classic friendship bracelet pattern to try



Instructions

You Will Need


Cost
Almost Nothing
  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting 5 lengths of embroidery thread each around 60cm long. Fold in half and tie a knot a couple of inches from the top. Tape down & you are ready to get started!

    Divide the threads either side into colour order from the outside in. You should have symmetrical colours.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Starting on the left hand thread (mint green in the image below), loop it around the next thread in the sequence and pull tightly to the top of the strand. Repeat on the same thread, so you have made two knots.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat this sequence in turn for each thread, knotting from left to right. You should stop when you have knotted across 4 different coloured threads.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now work from the right to left with the mint green thread, making two knots on each colour (4 threads). These knots are made in reverse to the ones you made on the left hand side. You should end with both mint green threads in the middle.

    Now make two knots with the left hand mint green thread to close the chevron shape in the middle.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start with the next rows in the chevron, working from the outside in, first with the left thread (pink) and then the right. Continue working each colour in turn.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Chevron Pastel Friendship Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    The chevron pattern should cover the top of your wrist. I continued the pattern until my bracelet measured 2-3 inches (but I have skinny wrists!).

    Plait the remaining thread at each end and knot to secure. I added a bead for decoration.

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