How to Make a Friendship Bracelet With Your Pinkies

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Introduction: How to Make a Friendship Bracelet With Your Pinkies

Things to keep in mind:

  • Scissors are sharp, be careful when using them.
  • Have fun!
  • Be sure to read all instructions before starting.
  • Read all instructions carefully.
  • Supervision may be required for the use of scissors by young children.

Supplies:

a. Painters tape

b. 3 different colors of embroidered floss cut 24-36 inches long. 2 of each color

c. Scissors

d. Ruler

e. Table

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Step 1: Gather Your Supples

  • Painters tape
  • 3 different colors of embroidery floss cut 24-36 inches long
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • A table

*To know the length of embroidery floss you will need, measure the circumference of your wrist, add 6 inches, and then double it. So, if your wrist is 6 inches long, you will need a length of at least 24. This will give you a little extra room for tying. The way I like to do this is by taking a piece of string and wrap it around my wrist. I then mark the string where it meets the beginning and measure it using a ruler.

Step 2: Fold in Half

  1. Fold the floss in half.

*The colors do not have to be in a specific order. However, make sure the strings are not tangledor twisted, it will make it harder to separate them after you tie them together

Step 3: Gather and Tie

    Make a knot.
    This is how we recommend doing int
    1. Gather the folded strings at the unfolded ends while they are still folded.
    2. About 2 inches down, pinch the strings together.
    3. Cross the top two inches over the rest of the string, making a loop.
    4. Take the top of the strand and bring it under the loop and thread it through.
    5. Pull tight.

    Step 4: Tape String to Table

    1. Above the knot tape to the table with the masking tape.

    We recommend using two medium size pieces of tape and taping in an "X" shape.

    *Be sure the string is secure

    Step 5: Seperate the Strings

    • Separate to your desirable pattern on each side
    • When lining them up, you will need 3 loops on each side

    *I recommend lining up the colors to mirror each other on each side.

    Step 6: Place on Fingers

    • There should be one loop per finger on each hand. In the beginning, you will have 3 strings per hand.
    • Each loop should be on the inside of each finger

    *The top loop goes on your index finger, the middle loop on your middle finger, and the bottom loop on your ring finger. This should be the same on both hands.

    Step 7: Weave Through String on Left Hand

    1. Move your pinky finger from your right hand to the loop on your ring finger on your left hand
    2. Go under the right side of the loop and place your pinky on top of the left side of the loop, repeat with the next 2 loops on your left hand
    3. With your pinky take to loop on your pointer finger and bring it through the other loops on your left hand, bringing it to the other side and keeping it on your pinky finger on your right hand.

    *You will now have 2 loops on your left hand and 4 loops on your right hand.

    Step 8: Weave Through String on Right Hand

    1. Take your pinky finger from your left hand and bring it to the loop on your pinky on your right hand.
    2. Go under the left side of the loop and place your pinky on top of the right side of the loop, repeat with the next 3 loops on your right hand.
    3. With your pinky take the loop on your pointer finger and bring it through the other loops on your right hand, bringing it to the other side and keeping it on your pinky finger on your left hand.

    *You will now have 3 loops on your left hand and three on your right

    Be sure to keep the strings tight. it will make it easier to weave.

    Step 9: Bring Loops Up One Finger

    1. Bring the loop that is on your middle finger to your ring finger.
    2. Bring the loop on your ring finger to your middle finger.
    3. Bring the loop on your pinky to your ring finger.

    *This should be done on both sides

    Be sure to keep the strings tight, it will make it easier to weave.

    Step 10: Repeat Until You Reach Desired Length

    1. Repeat steps 7 through 9 until you have reached the desired length for the bracelet.
    2. Once desired length is reached, move onto step 11

    *Remember to leave about two inches to be able to tie the bracelet

    Be sure to keep the strings tight, it will make it easier to weave.

    Step 11: Tie Sections Together

      Make a knot.

      This is how we recommend doing it.

      1. Take the loops off your fingers and separate the two sides

      2. Cross sections over

      3. Bring the left set of strings over the right side of the loop

      4. Bring the left side through the loop

      5. Pull tight

      Step 12: Give or Tie

      • Tie the bracelet on yourself or give to one of your friends
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        6 Discussions

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        Donna_N
        Donna_N

        3 days ago

        I remember how my best friend taught me this technique when we were little. We've made them for each other, and I still have mine!

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        kakonsix3
        kakonsix3

        8 days ago

        Make friendship bracelets with your pinkies *uses like 12 fingers
        But seriously the weave/braid looks great and easy to follow

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        P4NTH3R
        P4NTH3R

        8 days ago

        Kumihimo without the braiding disk.

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        ivyc41
        ivyc41

        8 days ago

        agered

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        Asyamra24
        Asyamra24

        16 days ago

        Interesting 😊

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        jessyratfink
        jessyratfink

        18 days ago

        I've never seen it done like this! :)