Friendship bracelets are a fun activity for both kids and adults. They are also a great way to use up spare floss from an embroidery project. A double chevron pattern is great for the experienced bracelet maker. With a little time and patience, you can turn some strings into a beautiful and complex woven bracelet.
Things You'll Need
- 4 colors of embroidery floss
- Safety pin
Measure two 65-inch strands of each color of floss. Fold the strands in half and tie a knot an inch from the top. Pin the loop to a pillow.
Arrange colors like two side-by-side chevrons, so they ascend and descend twice. They should line up 1 2 3 4, 4 3 2 1, 1 2 3 4, 4 3 2 1.
Start with the far left strand 1. Knot twice on each of strands 2, 3 and 4. Pick up the left middle 1 strand and knot backwards on each of the three strands to the left. Knot the two 1 strands you just worked with together twice. Pick up the right middle strand 1 and knot across strands 2, 3, and 4 to the right. Pick up the 1 strand furthest to the right and knot backwards on each of the three strands to the left. Knot these two 1 strands together twice.
Repeat Step 2 with colors 2, 3, and 4 until the bracelet is long enough to wrap around you wrist.
Divide the remaining tails of the strands into two groups. Braid each one to the end and knot it.
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