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Friendship Bracelets Beyond the Basics

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  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make the Bracelet:

    Cut two 54" lengths of each color floss. Holding 
all floss strands together, tie an overhand knot by holding the strands together and tieing a knot, about 2" from one end. Tape the knot down.

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

    Arrange the floss as shown.

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

    Starting on the left side and working toward the middle, make left knots, by wrapping around the center strands and pull upward to tighten, with black across 3 strands. Remember to tie each knot twice!

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

    Starting on the right side and working toward the middle, make right knots with black across 3 strands. Remember to tie each knot twice!

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

    Make a right knot with black on black in the center forming the chevron “V”.

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

    Start again on the left side and make left knots with teal across 3 strands. Make right knots with teal across 3 strands and a teal right knot in the center.

  • Step 7

    Repeat Step 6 with blue and then with purple.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    On the left side, make a left knot and then a right knot with black onto teal. On the right side, make a right knot and then a left knot with black onto teal.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Starting in the center with the left purple strand and working toward the left, make right knots across the next 3 strands. Starting with the right purple strand and working toward the right, make left knots across the next 3 strands, forming 
a purple “X”

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make a right knot with blue on blue in the center. With the left blue strand, make right knots across the next 2 strands. With the right blue strand, make left knots across the next 2 strands. Repeat with teal to make center knot and to make left 
and right knots onto the black strands. Make a right knot with black onto black in the center

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make a left knot with the left teal strand onto the left black strand. Make a right knot with the right teal strand onto the right black strand. Make a center knot with teal on teal.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat Step 11 with blue across 2 strands and with purple across 3 strands.

  • Step 13

    Repeat Steps 8-12 until the bracelet is 1" shorter than the desired length.

  • How to braid a friendship bracelet. Peacock Feather Friendship Bracelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Work Steps 3-7 in reverse order to complete the bracelet. Tie an overhand knot and trim the strands about 2" from the knot.

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