How to Make the Prism Floss Bracelet


Prism friendship bracelets are a way teenagers acknowledge their friends. Making a friendship bracelet helps you to learn basic weaving designs. The weave is small so you can do it almost anywhere and the patterns are easy to learn. You can make a prism floss bracelet with a unique design and color combination for each friend.

Things You'll Need

  • Pillow
  • Safety pin
  • Prism floss
  • Scissors
  • Place a throw pillow on your lap. Select three prism embroidery floss colors. Cut three strands of each color 36 inches long. Tie the ends of the floss together with an overhand knot 3 inches from one end of the strands. Push a safety pin through the knot and pin the safety pin to the pillow.

  • Spread the strands. Letter the three colors, for example, red (R), white (W) and pink (P). Position the strands by color in this order: R1, R2, R3, W4, W5, W6, P7, P8 and P9.

  • Bring R1 to the right over R2, between R2 and R3, under R2 and back to the left coming up above and between R1 and R2. Hold R2 down as you pull R1 to make a knot. Bring R1 to the right over R3, between R3 and W1, under R3 and back to the left, coming up above and between R2 and R3. Hold R3 down as you pull R1 to make a knot. Continue using R1 to tie all of the knots in row one. When you finish, R1 will be on the right side of your threads.

  • Use R2 as your knot tying thread in row two, repeating the pattern. Use R3 as your knot tying thread in row three. Use W1 as your knot tying thread in row four. Use W2 as your knot tying thread in row five. Use W3 in row six, P1 in row seven, P2 in row eight and P3 in row nine. Start the pattern back with R1 and repeat until you reach the length that you want.

  • Separate your remaining strands into three colors and twist each color together. Tie a knot on the end 2 inches from the finish of the weave. Remove the safety pin and do the same for your beginning strands. Loosely tie the bracelet on your friend's wrist.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can add a clasp, if your friend needs to remove the bracelet regularly.

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