Friendship Bracelet - Bohemian Jewellery
Remember those days, sat in the school fields making friendship bracelets? These were made with lots of love, dedication and then exchanged among girlfriends. These friendship bracelets are again back in trend.
BUT can you remember how to make them again? We can help! Create your own DIY friendship bracelet, easily.
You will need:
- 2 different colours of DMC Light Effects thread
- Scotch tape or a CLIPBOARD such as DMC Friendship Bracelet Maker
Heart Shape Friendship Bracelet
The creation of a friendship bracelet with a heart pattern is quite simple. Cut 4 strands per colour, 8 strands in total. Each strand needs to be 60cm in length. Place alternating colours next to each other.
Make a tight knot at one end with all 8 strands. Remember to leave at least 5cm distance at the other end, once you have finished making the heart shape bracelet, to make the final knot.
Separate the strands into 2 sets, so you have 4 strands per set (2 blue & 2 pink per set).
Start with the left side with the outermost strand (here in pink) and and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Knot 1 is complete. Make the same knot twice
Steps 5 & 6:
Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. This is one half of the chevron pattern.
Pick up the outermost strand on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd to last strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the left to tighten. Don’t forget to knot twice!
After Step 7 has been completed
Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle. Tie a backwards knot with the two middle strands to connect the two halves. Don’t forget to always knot twice!
Repeat this process with the second row, you start all over again with the outermost link (shown here in blue) and tie a knot (twice). See below 4 images
Step 8 - Start of Second Row
Second Row in process
End of Second Row
Second Row in process
Now, it’s time for a “special” row: take the 2nd outermost strand (shown here in blue) and make a backwards knot over the outermost strand (shown here in red). Knot twice.
Repeat on the other side: take the 2nd to last strand (shown here in blue) and make a forward knot over the outermost strand (shown here in red). Knot twice.
Complete the row by taking the 2nd outermost strand (shown here in red) and make forward knots over each strand until it reaches the middle.
Mirror the steps on the other side and connect the middle strands. The heart cleavage has been created and the third row is finished.
Step 11 completed
Now repeat "special" series again. Take the second outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a knot with the outermost strand (shown here in blue) node twice.
And take the train (shown here in blue) continue until you reach the center.
Now we have the second "special" row completed, so we now start to make two "standard" rows.
Continue with this process until you get your desired length and knot the end as tight as possible.
Do not forget 2x "standard" rows and 2x "Special" rows ".