How To Make Friendship Bracelets – 4 Steps To A Great Tutorial

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Are you wondering how to make friendship bracelets? Making friendship bracelets is fun and easy, and it’s something that almost anyone can do. There are many ways that you can make bracelets with only a few supplies that you may already have in your home or your garage. Here’s how to make friendship bracelets using some of these ideas that you may have around the house.

Step 1 Using of Yarn 

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You can use any kind of yarn that you like, from worsted-weight to bulky, thin to bulky, wool and cotton are all kinds of options. To make friendship bracelets, all you will need: pearl cotton or other light cotton yarn or any other yarn that won’t irritate the skin. You can use any kind of yarn in any pattern that you would like to create. Some of the patterns include some that feature short-arm stitches (like the famous “banana” stitch), and some that involve longer stitches. If you’re not familiar with some of the patterns, search for some online resources. Some websites offer a lot of help and tips on different kinds of patterns, and if you don’t know where to start, they can usually give you some suggestions as to what kinds of patterns would be the easiest for you to work with.

Next, take your yarn and wrap it around the entire length of the needle. The yarn can be loosely twisted as long as you don’t cut off any of the yarn, which will loosen up the knot. Then, pick the first strand off of the needle and wrap it around into a ring. This first strand should be the thicker one since this is the one that will secure the rest of your friendship bracelets together.

With your two freehand fingers, place each of your palms together and place the first strand over your thumb. With your other fingers, press the sides of your fingers together to form a ring. It will be important to keep your wrist straight and do not wrap your wrist around any other knuckles or strands. Make sure to keep the ring itself fairly tight, especially around the entire circumference of your wrist.

Step 2  Making Your Bracelets 

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After getting your two bracelets ready, it’s time to make them! The first step is to wrap each of your strands individually, starting with the thickest one. Do this until your strand is completely covered with yarn. The next step is to tie in knots. Starting at one end of your bracelet and tying in knots as you go, this tutorial will show you how to tie in different styles and knots.

Step 3 Making Your Style 

However, many different types of friendship bracelets can be made by just using basic fabric and some thread. If you’re looking for a unique design, though, it would probably be best to use embroidery floss or patterns to make your own. To start, it’s probably easiest to use the heavier-weight threads. These will provide more density and strength, which will allow for a much more sturdy bracelet. For these kinds of bracelets, it might also be helpful to use needle-nose pliers to hold the thread tightly between your fingers, although it’s still possible to make them on your own.

Step 4 Braiding Carefully 

Using your thread, draw a pattern on your cloth and carefully braid your strands together. Start by threading a thin strand of thread through each eye and then wrap the line you’ve drawn around itself. Follow this pattern once more but this time wrap the line around both sides of your wrist. Repeat this process until you have the entire bracelet. Make sure to always start on the closest visible part of the wrist before working down.

That’s pretty much all there is to this friendship bracelets beginner tutorial. It’s fun and easy, even if you don’t know much about how to tie different kinds of knots. The best part is you can do this while wearing your favorite shirt or blouse. So what are you waiting for?

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