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Home : Patterns : Friendship Bracelets
 

Free Craft Pattern: Friendship Bracelets

Lion Brand« Bonbons
Pattern #: L20076
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Varies

Finished length about 7 in. (18 cm).  Bracelet length is adjustable.



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Create these braided bracelets as favors for your birthday party, girl scout meeting, and more.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 601-630: Bonbons Yarn: Beach
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Bonbons
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  601-630 Bonbons Yarn: Beach
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Additional Materials
Packing tape

MATERIALS NOTES
1. Materials are sufficient to make multiple Bracelets.
2. For each Bracelet, choose any colors you like from the pack to be first, second and third colors.
 

Friendship Bracelets

Lion Brand« Bonbons

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

 

FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS
Diagonal Even Stripes Bracelet

Cut a 65 in. (165 cm) long strand each of 3 different colors. Following Diagram #1, fold strands in half and tie into an overhand knot at center, leaving a 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) tall loop. With packing tape, secure knotted end of strands to a table or other flat surface.

 

Following Diagram #2, arrange the strands so that strands 1 and 2 are both the first color, strands 3 and 4 are both the second color, and strands 5 and 6 are both the third color.

The Diagonal Stripes Bracelet is made from left hand basic double knots. Refer to Diagrams #3 and #4 for how to make a left hand basic knot. Beginning on the left side with strand 1, and following Diagram #7, tie the first left hand double knot. Hold strand 2 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 2. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten. Repeat to make a double knot.

 

 

For second knot, follow Diagram #8. Hold strand 3 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 3. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten. Continue to tie double knots with strand 1 over strands 4, 5 and 6.

 

Begin the second row by starting on the left again and following Diagram #9. Continue tying double knots left to right across all strands. Referring to Diagram #10, repeat until the Bracelet is about 7 in. (18 cm) long, or desired length to fit your wrist.

 

 

Diagonal Variation - Thick and Thin Stripes Bracelet
Make same as Diagonal Even Stripes Bracelet, but when following Diagram #2, separate the strands as follows: strands 1 and 2 should both be the first color, strands 3 and 6 both the second color, and strands 4 and 5 both the third color.

Chevron Bracelet
Cut a 65 in. (165 cm) long strand each of 3 different colors. Following Diagram #1, fold strands in half and tie into an overhand knot at center, leaving a 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) tall loop. With packing tape, secure knotted end of strands to a table or other flat surface.
Following Diagram #2, arrange the strands so that strands 1 and 6 are both the first color, strands 2 and 5 are both the second color, and strands 3 and 4 are both the third color.
The Chevron Bracelet is made from both left and right hand basic double knots. Refer to Diagrams #3 and #4 for how to make a left hand basic knot, and Diagrams 5 and 6 for how to make a right hand basic knot. Beginning on the left side with strand 1, and following Diagram #7, tie the first left hand double knot. Hold strand 2 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 2. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten. Repeat to make a double knot.
For second knot, follow Diagram #11. Hold strand 3 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 3. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten and repeat to make a double knot.

 

The next 3 knots will be right hand basic double knots. Beginning on the right side, and following Diagram #12, hold strand 5 tightly and knot strand 6 over and under strand 5. Pull strand 6 to the right to tighten and repeat to make a double knot. For the fourth knot, hold strand 4 tightly and knot strand 6 over and under strand 4. Pull strand 6 to the right to straighten. Refer to Diagram #13. Tie the middle strands together using a right hand basic knot to complete the first row. Refer to Diagram #14.

 

 

 

 

To begin the second row, start with outside strands and work toward the center. Repeat until the Bracelet is about 7 in. (18 cm) long, or desired length to fit your wrist.

FINISHING Knot the yarn ends, then trim strands about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot. Untape Bracelet from table. To wear Bracelet, knot strands through beginning loop.


 


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 11 reviews)
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Reviewed by jennastout on 2013-05-28 *****
On the app the images weren't visible, but with with the help of YouTube I have figures how to make the knots, so I have successfully made these braclets, and they look great!


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