How to Make a Double Arrow Bracelet

Whether it is for a friend or loved one, make a double-arrow bracelet to show you care. Double-arrow bracelets are also known as double-chevron bracelets. The double-arrow pattern looks like an inverted “W” shape. Each double arrow is made of one color. By choosing different colors, the “W” shape repeats itself throughout the bracelet, making a colorful pattern. Since creating a friendship bracelet is an inexpensive craft, making a thoughtful gift is even possible for those on a tight budget.

Things You'll Need

  • Four red craft threads
  • Scissors
  • Four green craft threads
  • Four blue craft threads
  • Clipboard

Instructions

    • 1

      Choose three colors for the double-arrow bracelets. For example, use red, green and blue. Cut four red craft threads to a 40-inch length, using scissors. Cut four green craft threads to a 40-inch length. Cut four blue craft threads to a 40-inch length.

    • 2

      Tie the 12 craft threads together into a bunch with one knot at the end. Secure the knotted end to a clipboard.

    • 3

      Separate the craft threads into two different sections. Group six craft threads on the left side and six craft threads on the right side. Place the craft threads by color from outside to inside. For example, the order of the craft threads from outside to inside is "RGBbgr" with "R" and "r" equaling red. "G" and "g" equaling green and "B" and "b" equaling blue. Use this order for both sides.

    • 4

      Pull the “B” thread over the “b” thread on the left side and tie two forward knots. Make a forward knot by holding the right craft thread straight with one hand. Pull the middle of the left craft thread away from the right craft thread at an angle to make a “4” shape. Place the end of the left thread over the right thread and through the hole. Pull the threads tightly to make the forward knot. Pull the “B” thread over the “g” thread and tie two forward knots. Pull the “B” thread over the “r” thread and tie two forward knots.

    • 5

      Pull the “B” thread over the “G” thread on the left side and tie two backward knots. Make a backward knot by holding the left thread straight with one hand. Pull the middle of the right thread away from the left thread at an angle to make a backward “4” shape. Place the end of the right thread over the left thread and through the hole. Pull the threads tightly to make the backward knot. Pull the “B” craft thread over the “R” thread and tie two backward knots.

    • 6

      Repeat Steps 4 to 5 on the right side of the craft threads. When the right side is completed, tie the “B” thread over the “b” thread to complete the double-arrow pattern. Continue with the other colors until the double-arrow bracelet is the desired length.

    • 7

      Tie the ends of the craft threads together. Cut the excess craft thread, using scissors.

Tips & Warnings

  • Substitute the craft thread colors in the article with your desired colors.
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