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Here's a tutorial on how to make an easy chevron friendship bracelet that you can make for yourself or for a friend. This bracelet is super simple and soon you'll be making these like a pro. 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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Here's what you'll need for this Instructable:

-4 different colors of embroidery floss
-something smooth to work on

Step 2: Cut and Measure Your String

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For your bracelet, you're going to need 8 strings, 2 of each color. I made each of my strings 28 inches long, but my wrist is pretty small. Here's a guide to help you with your measurements:

-small wrist: 25 to 30 inches
-medium wrist: 30-35 inches
-large wrist: 35-40 inches

These might not be entirely accurate, so just remember that it's better to have too much string than too little. 

Step 3: Starting it Off

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Once you have all of your string cut, tie a knot at the very top of the strings. Then, divide the string into 3 groups (they won't be even groups, but it doesn't matter), and braid them together. When your braid is about 1.5-2 inches long, tie a knot at the bottom. Having the ends of your bracelet braided will make tying it on much easier. 

Step 4: Spread the Strings Out

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This is an easy step. Spread out your string in this pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Step 5: The Knot


Here's where things get a little tricky, but I'll try my best to explain, and maybe the video will help. 

Take String 1 (remember 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1) on the left in your left hand, and String 2 in your right. Take String 1 and lay it across String 2, so it makes a right triangle pointing towards the left. Then, still holding String 2 in your right hand, take your left hand through the middle of the triangle and grab on to the end of String 1. Pull String 1 under String 2 and through the triangle, and then pull it tightly until your knot slides to the top of the bracelet. Do this twice with String 1 and 2. 


lms1121 year ago

Thank you so much! Mine have been turning out weird ever since I started making them, and turns out I was just doing the knot wrong. Thanks for the video on how to do it :)

ehauss1 year ago
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cooperhans1 year ago
This really helped me can you keep making more tutorials?
I've been looking for a concise tutorial for these bracelets for my 7-yr old. They're harder than you'd imagine!
jnbyrd92 years ago
This is an amazing tutorial! I didn't even need the video!
emily ann (author)  jnbyrd92 years ago
Thank you! I was worried it wouldn't make sense.
This is a fantastic tutorial. :D Thanks for including the video!
emily ann (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thank you so much!