How to Tie the 4 Different Friendship Bracelet Knots

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I learned how to make friendship bracelets a couple years ago. The first thing that I learned was that there wasn't just one kind of knot to make a friendship bracelet, there were 4 different kinds. In this Instructable I will show you how to do the four different kinds of knots and what they will look like on a friendship bracelet pattern.

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Step 1:

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The first thing you want to do is gather some supplies. You will need tape or a clipboard, some embroidery floss or yarn of two different colors (remember this is just for practice so I recommend using yarn), some scissors, a ruler, and yourself (or another person who can do the work for you).

Step 2:

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Now take the first yarn and cut a piece about 8 inches long. Do the same thing to the other color.

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Next, put the two strings together and tie them together into a normal knot (overhand knot).

Step 4:

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Now we tape the top part (the part with the knot) down to a table or clip it onto the clipboard.

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Now, the first knot I'm going to show you is called the forward knot.
Take your FIRST string and put it OVER the second string so that it makes a 4.

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Now, take the tail and tuck it UNDER the second string.
Pull the knot tight.
This makes half a knot.

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Now do steps 5 and 6 one more time so that you have done it a total of two times (use the same string you used the first time just pull it over).
This makes one full forward knot.

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On a pattern the forward knot will look like the images shown.

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Next, either tape that knot down or pull it up on the clipboard and pretend that it doesn't exist (it was exiled D:).
You also have the option of undoing the knot if you would like. 
aconomos11 months ago
I love these things
Forn Man2 years ago
Awesome! This makes me feel very friendly already. JF