How to Make a Friendship Bracelet or Keychain




I noticed that there is no instructable on a classic friendship bracelet. So, here ya go.

This is the simple striped pattern, and these could get far more complicated, but i don't know how to do those. =P

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Step 1: Materials

All you need is

For bracelet:
embroidery floss or yarn.

for a key ring:
key ring
key chain to put it on

Step 2: Tieing the First Row

fold your yarn in half, and tie a knot at the fold.

now, take the strand on the far left and tie a double half hitch on the string to the next one over (see pic). tighten that, and pull it up to the top by the knot. then, do the same knot to the next string and continue until there are no more strings to tie.

take the string that is now on the far left (in my case the white),
and do the same thing that you did to the first piece of yarn.

At the end, do the double half hitch to the string that is sticking out from your first row.

Step 3: Keep Going...

just keep going!

Step 4: Tips, Etc.

1. don't accidentally flip over your work when your are in the middle of makeing it. you'll get a nice little kink.

2. I am no expert, so if you want to make patterns or anything, use the wonderful world of the internetz.

3.if you are wondering why this is in the pocket contest, im talking about the keychain use.

4. have fun making this, and if you like it, vote for it please!

5. i just realized this was probably posted a bit late for it to catch on for me to win, so I'm going for the random! (vote anyway though)


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    14 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the great pics. They are very helpful. 'Don't sell yourself short "kid" ;) You take very professional pics.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i make a lot of these except i use embroidery string. i can also make 1 that looks like a v. it is almost the same thing. i will make an instructible on it soon=)

    4 replies

    9 years ago on Introduction

    this is a pretty good bracelet.  You said that ur not an expert but it is pretty good.  I enjoy making them as well.  Should i make an instructables?  what bracelet type should i make?  unfortunately, there are millions of my creations lol.  I like to sell them at school.  It is a nice hobby.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice. My friend bought one like that but it wasn't finished, so she's trying to finish it off. Well...she never quite made it. Cool bracelet though.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ya, my grandma came here and bought 2 big rolls of yarn and used them for a small project. then I inherited the rest ofe the rolls, and i had to figure out a way to use em. post a pic though please, if you do make one.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Well done, the final effect is much better than i expected!