Introduction: How to Make a Turk's Head Sailors Bracelet

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In this instructable, I show you how to make a Turk's Head Bracelet.  

This are the four questions.

What Did You Make?:
I made a Turk's Head Bracelet. It's is good for storing extra rope that is easy to reach.  The only tools and materials I used were my hands and some rope.
How Did You Make It?:
        It's a knot. To make it, you tie some rope. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.  The reason I made this, was because some of my friends and I plan do a project for an arts fest this summer, and this one is perfect.
Where Did You Make It?:
        I made the bracelet in my bedroom, on a comfy chair.
What Did You Learn?:
        I learned that it is really easy to make bracelets, footlets (bracelets for ankles), etc with rope.  Beforehand, whenever I tried to tie something, I ended up tied to a table or wrapped in a cocoon of rope (not a good experience).  I also learned that I could make an instructable.

I want to give credit to Jan Brett and her webpage that originally taught me how to make the Turk's Head Bracelet.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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To make the bracelet, you will need:

6-7 Feet of Rope

1 Piece of Tape

A Plastic Bottle to Wrap the Rope around (preferably something similar to the size of your wrist)

Your Hands (Hopefully, this is obvious)

Step 2: Start the Bracelet

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To start the bracelet, first tape the end of the rope to the plastic bottle with a piece of tape. 

Step 3: Wrap the Rope

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Next, wrap the rope around the plastic bottle twice.

Step 4: Beginning to Braid

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Take the long piece of rope and thread it under right rope and over the left.

Step 5: Twist

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Cross the left rope over the right rope.

Step 6:

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Thread the long piece of rope under the left rope and over the right rope.

Step 7:

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Now, cross the right rope over the left rope and thread the long piece under the right and over the left.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 5, 6, and 7 Until You Get Back to Where You Started.

Step 9:

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Once you get to where you started, weave the long piece through the bracelet, following the piece of rope that was tapped down.

Step 10: Keep Repeating Step 10 Until You Have Either a Double or Triple Stranded Braid. That's Your Choice.

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Step 11: You're Done!

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Make another one with a different kind of rope or a different number of strands. I even made one out of plastic tubing.


Flic48 (author)2017-01-08

Thank you, been looking for a tutorial I can actually follow and now I have made my first breacelet. Cheers!

thomascray (author)2015-03-05

Thanks! I just made one. To finish it off I cut the ends so they met, hit them both with a lighter and quickly joined them end to end, then rolled the bracelet so the joint was on the underside. Great photos! Made it so easy!

glen.ryerson.1 (author)2014-09-28

This looks great but how do you finish off the end?

sloftin1 (author)2013-06-09

How do You finish off the end ???

mtsneffels (author)2013-04-23

Thank you!

Nixion (author)2013-04-22

the plastic tubing one looks So AWESOME!!

mtsneffels (author)2013-04-16

Thanks! I actually cut the two stranded bracelet in half to show the weave better. Sorry it took me so long to respond.

Marcaine Art (author)2013-04-16

I like this :-) I started making paracord bracelets but like this because it uses much less cord and looks very nice.Thank you for sharing.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-04-15

Very cool, love that plastic one! How do you connect the ends, like with that 2 strand one?

TheDiyFan (author)2013-04-15

hey this is really cool!!! good job

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