Yarn bracelets are made out of cotton and are six-stranded yarn which is also known as Embroidery floss. You can also use Omegacryl yarn.
How to Make Yarn Bracelets
The selection of the type of yarn is very important. There are various types of yarn string that you can use for making a friendship bracelet. Most types work as long as the colors are right and the thread is about the perfect thickness, not too thin or thick, or weak.
Omegacryl yarn or embroidery floss are the perfect choices for making bracelets with yarn.
How to Make Friendship Bracelets for Beginners With 2 Strings
The bracelet requires only two strings, at least 30 inches long. If you think you need to use thicker strings to make the bracelet, you can also use several strings as one string.
Let’s say, the two strings are denoted by A and B. Make an overhand knot to tie the strings A and B together.
The knots we are going to use here are forward knots and backward knots, which are standard for friendship bracelets.
Take both of your strings and put them side by side. Now, let’s say we have string A on the left and string B on the right. Tie a half-forward knot on string B but make sure not to let the strings change place. That means, do not change the order of the strings. The left string will still be A after you are done with making the loop.
Continue the same procedure but take string B this time. That means follow the steps as before but mirrored. Use string B to the right and make half a backward knot around string A. As mentioned earlier, keep the strings in the same place after finishing the process.
Repeat the same process until the whole bracelet is long enough.
How to Make Friendship Bracelets for Beginners With 3 Strings
Take three different colors of strings to start making the bracelet. Cut about 80 inches of each string and fold in half. Now, take a medium to big size button. Make a knot wide enough to cling onto the button you’re going to use. Take a piece of tape to put the string stay in place when you’re knitting. Follow the step-by-step procedure for further instructions.
Arrange the strings by color. Let’s say you have A strings on the left, B on the middle, and C on the right.
Take the string which is at the leftmost position and knot it all over the other five strings on the right until the working string reaches the other end. Make a four shape with the string and make a forward knot. Make sure to knot twice with each string before moving forward to the next.
Repeat step 2 until the bracelet is long enough to fit in your hand. Cut off the excess thread and the job is done. Attach the button on the bottom and the bracelet is ready to wear.
How to Make a Friendship Bracelet for Beginners With 4 Strings
This process is very much like braiding hair. If you’re familiar with braiding hair, this might be a piece of cake for you.
First things first, you’ll need four pieces of strings of different colors, scissors, needles, and buttons. Cut 40 about inches long of each color. Fold the strings in half and make a knot. Attach one side of the thread to a button with a needle or place it with a piece of tape to start working.
Arrange the threads in a mirror image pattern. Let’s say, you have strings A, B, C, D in your hand. Arrange them in order of ABCD DCBA.
After arranging the strings all you have to do is take the outside string to the left and the inside to the right. Then, take the outside string to the right and the inside to the left. Take the strings inside in your hand to make the braid nice and tight.
Continue the process until the bracelet is long enough. Finish with a knot to secure the fishtail braid. Take a button and attach it to the ending threads. Slide the button to the string ends and secure it by making two knots. Cut the remaining thread and your bracelet is ready to use.
How to Make Chevron Friendship Bracelets
Choose any colors you want to make your chevron design. Take a scissor and cut about two 36 inches strands of each. Tie all of your strings together 3 inches down. Attach the one end with a piece of tape to start working.
Arrange the strands in an order that the color order mirrors itself. Note that the color order of your strands will be the color order of your chevron pattern.
Start with the strand on the far left. Make a series of forward knots until it reaches the center, then stop. Take the strand on the far right which is the identical color, make a series of backward knots until you reach the middle of the pattern, then stop.
Create the point of the “V” by knotting one strand around another two times. Use either a forward knot or backward knot. Your first chevron row is done. Follow the same procedure until you’re done.
Finish the bracelet by adding a button at the end, braid with a knot and trim off the excess.
What Is a Friendship Bracelet?
A friendship bracelet is a decorative bracelet that is very comfortable to wear as well as a great gesture of friendship given by one person to another. These bracelets are usually made of embroidery floss or thread and are a type of macrame. There are many different styles and patterns but most designs are based on the simple half-hitch knot.
What Type of Yarn Is Best For Bracelets?
Embroidery floss or thread is a type of yarn that is produced or hand-spun especially for embroidery and other forms of needlework. It is ideal for making bracelets. It is made out of cotton and is six-stranded. Also, Omegacryl yarn is good for making bracelets.
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Be very careful to keep your cords in order before picking up your new set of working cords. There are tons of patterns and designs to make a string bracelet but choose a simple one if you’re a beginner before moving on to a complex one. Note that the more strings you use, the more complex your color arrangements will be and the wider the width of your bracelet.