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These are some that I have made so far
These are some that I have made so far, and one in progress. I made others some time ago, but I can't find them. I have know how to make friendship bracelets since I was in high school, which was eons ago.

Click on the link that will get you to a site that gives instructions and patterns.
Once there, click on basic knots for a tutorial with pictures.

It may be useful to those who already know how to make these bracelets. My how to is for others in simpler terms.

Posted by Creativemind from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States • Published See Creativemind's 116 projects »

You Will Need

  • Step 1

    For the basic knot tying, start with however many colors and number of strings you want at about 60 inches long, fold in half and tie in a knot.
    The more strings you have, the wider your bracelet will be.

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

    Start with the first string on the left, hold second string while tying first string around it as shown.

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

    Tie the first string a second time around the second string, pulling the tying string straight up.

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

    Do the same using the tying string around the third string.

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

    Continue tying until you get to the last string, so the first string will become the last. It will slant naturally, so if you want it to go straight across, now is the time to straighten the knots. The second row of knots will then lock them into place and the remaining rows will then be all straight.

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

    Once you have tied all the colors in the bracelet once across, it will look like this. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to continue to length of your bracelet.


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Where is the link?
The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
thank you for this how to! seeing how to tie the knots reminded me how and all my friend ship bracelet stuff came back to me. Thanks!! <3
leilani i.
leilani i.
wheres the link ?
i cant find it /:
T!N@ · Stratford, Ontario, CA · 4 projects
i know how to do the candy stripe, hearts, V (chevron) chinise staircase and the zig zag, do you think the dimonds (patter 105) would be a good braclet to try next?
KelliDroze · Roseville, Minnesota, US · 8 projects
She's right about the length. I've made about 3, all too short and thus worthless Happy
The green, orange, and black diamond one and the one to the right of it are my favorite Happy
*katie m*
*katie m* · St Louis, Missouri, US · 14 projects
hi! can you post a how-to about the "V" style friendship bracelet?? or have you already?
julliette · Romania, Toscana, IT
This is a very good how to..i finaly understood how it is done....thx...
<3Kelseigh Noelle(;
<3Kelseigh Noelle(; · 6 projects
My favorite is the diamond one can you please also share the link with me!!?
Joey-JoJo™ · Los Angeles, California, US · 3 projects
thanks for the link !

Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
60 inches seems a bit much, but the knots being tied uses more string than you would think. In most case tho, you would be folding it in half anyway as instructed in step one. It's better to have more than less to make sure you can make it long enough to fit.
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