Friendship Bracelets 4-Ways!

Friendship Bracelets 4-Ways!

Jan 21st 2020

Kick it old school with these classic friendship bracelets. The perfect activity for picnics, beach trips, and road trips!

Friendship Bracelets 4-Ways!

The Zipper

    You’ll Need:
  • 3 (A, B, C) or 6 pieces of string, 24-27 inches long. The middle string (3-strand) or middle 2 strings (6-strand) can be 15 inches and will not be seen in the final pattern.
  • Tape or safety pin to hold down the bracelet while you work.




Tie a knot and secure your strings with tape, or a pin. Split your strings with B in the middle (duh), start by taking A on the left and crossing them in front of the B string, creating a ‘4’. Bring string A under and through the 4 and pull the knot up and tight. Now take C and create a backward 4 over B, pull C up and through the middle of the 4 and pull tight. Repeat these two steps until your bracelet is the desired length. Finish with a knot.

The Braided Chevron

    You’ll Need:
  • 8 pieces of string, 24-27 inches. A, B, C, D, A2, B2, C2, D2.
  • Tape or safety pin to hold down the bracelet while you work.




Tie a knot or loop, split and lay out your strings in your desired color order, mirroring the order on the right side. Begin by ‘braiding’ the strings alternating sides: bring A from the left side into the middle and A2 from the right side into the middle. Bring B from the left to the middle and B2 from the left to the middle. Repeat with all the colors, it will get easier as you go along. Tie off with a knot!

The Knotted Chevron

    You’ll Need:
  • 4 or 8 pieces of string, 24-27 inches. A, B, C, D, A2, B2, C2, D2.
  • Tape or safety pin to hold down the bracelet while you work.




Tie a knot, layout strings in color order, mirroring on the right side. Begin by taking A and looping it over B in a 4 shape, bring A under and through the middle of the 4 pulling up and tight, repeat. You will have created two knots with A over B. Next take A and create your 2 knots over string C, then D so you end up with A in the middle of your strings. Now for the other side, take string A2 and create a backward 4 shape over B2, pull A2 under and through the middle of the 4, pull up and tight. Repeat. Take A2 and create your 4-knot over C2 and then D2. Now A and A2 are both in the middle of your pattern, tie these two together with a simple knot. Repeat this process with all colors until you have reached your desired length, you can also finish with a braid so it’s easier to tie off. Tie a knot.

The Spiral

    You’ll Need:
  • 3 or more strings, 2-3 arms length long.
  • Tape or safety pin to hold down the bracelet while you work.




Gather all the strands and find the middle, tie a knot to form a loop. Take your first color and create a 4 shape over ALL the other strings. Bring the string up and through the middle of the 4, pull up and tight. Repeat 5-7 times with the same color. Switch to your next color and repeat. Keep repeating these steps until you have reached your desired length. Finish with a knot.

    General Size Guide
  • Small wrist: 25 to 30 inches
  • Medium wrist: 30-35 inches
  • Large wrist: 35-40 inches



Whoa! Why not add beads?!

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