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Friendship Bracelet: Tutorial

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Here is a really easy friendship bracelet tutorial!
They are easy enough for kids to make too!
 
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Step 1: Getting started...

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#1. You will need:
  • a long piece of t-shirt yarn in any color (you can also make by cutting a long strip of t-shirt about an inch wide and pulling the ends to stretch and lengthen)
  • embroidery floss/thread in as many colors as you choose
  • a safety pin
#2. Tie a loop at one end of the t-shirt yarn with an overhand knot

Step 2: The Knots...

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#3. Safety pin the looped piece of t-shirt yarn to your knee

Cut the embroidery floss in long pieces (around 40 inches in length of each color, depending on wrist size and the amount of different colors used)

Tie (with a double knot) the group of embroidery threads to the top of the piece of t-shirt yarn as close to the knot of the loop as possible, leaving a couple inches of length on one end and the bulk of length on the other

#4. Hold down the long portion of the t-shirt yarn and all pieces of embroidery thread, including the short ends, except for length of embroidery thread in the color you want to show up

Take the chosen color and cross over everything else, making a 4 shape

Wrap around everything else and come up through the loop created by the chosen color of embroidery thread and pull the thread up towards the safety pin/ top loop to tighten the knot

Repeat this way of knotting (a forward knot) until you want to change colors

The entire bracelet is made of forward knots in alternating colors

Step 3: Knotting Continued...

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#5. Continue knotting, alternating colors as desired
#6. Once you have knotted about an inch or two down in length, you are free to cut off the short ends of the embroidery floss

Do not cut the long pieces of thread or t-shirt yarn off!
jujubee3111 months ago
OMG so cute
Nazanin-g1 year ago
hey can u help me ? im new here...:-/
These are soooooo cute!
Thank you!