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Friendship bracelets are a great craft that you can take anywhere! They're especially nice for people who have failed repeatedly at learning to knit and crochet. And as a bonus, I feel like learning how to make a friendship bracelet is one of those rites of passage you always do at summer camp, so this might just be like figuring out how to ride a bike again. :D

All you need to make a friendship bracelet is some embroidery floss! In this instructable I'll show you how to make the most basic of friendship bracelets - the candy stripe!

You can make them as thick or thin as you like, and you can easily learn how to make a friendship bracelet in less than an hour. You'll get quicker and quicker as you go, too!

I apologize in advance for using several different bracelets to demonstrate how to make a friendship bracelet - I did lots of the steps over and over to try to get the best photos. Getting pictures of tiny knots is really tricky. :P

Step 1: what you'll need:

  • embroidery floss/thin yarn
  • scissors
  • tape or pins/safety pins

The embroidery floss can be the cheap kind that comes in huge packs like this! You don't need anything fancy. Just make sure it's six stranded - otherwise it won't be thick enough for a nice bracelet.

Lion Brand yarn also has these tiny little skeins of yarn called Bonbons that are perfect. And lordy they are cute.

The tape or pins will keep the bracelet in place as you braid/knot the friendship bracelet. :)

My first friendship bracelet ever (I'm an adult!). My 11 yr old son tied it on my wrist & then asked for one in his & his friend's fav colors! Yay!
You can also divide the strands into two batches near the end, working each batch separately, to make a buttonhole. Then sew a button on the other end.
That's really smart - I've never done one like that. :)
Up next in the next instructable... Learn how to make friends for your friendship bracelets! <br>just a start: make sure your brand new friend is the right size for your bracelet.
<p>it seems too hard!!</p>
you know thats a good idea! im going to try that!
Im makeing thes fore me and all my friends
<p>Awesome tutorial--thanks for sharing!</p>
<em>hie.. just an enquiry...<br>is the pattern meant to be crooked?<br>cos i did it once it looks crooked though....</em>
<p>BRILLIANT!!!</p>
<p>This is what my mom used to do when she was little its so cool</p>
Good job
<p>Ok, I'ma give it a try!</p>
<p>Those bracelets are so cool! I love the colors!</p>
this ia great! I've always wanted to know how to make such a bracelet.
Thanks a lot, this instructable was great...:D
your desk is great! where did you get the map of turkey?
hi, i made this, but it curls up....any tips for this prob? TY :D
I love this, I've been trying to make some for my friends but didn't have any fancy ideas and this really opened up my eyes!! <3
Amazing!!! I love them!!!!
successs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neat! now i only have to learn how to make friends :(
Dance parties, homemade cookies and cats. Worked for me!
homemade cats...?

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