Let's just say... I've made a few friendship bracelets this summer. I'd say I'm an expert. When I get tired of making a certain one, I try to tweak it a little just to change it up! On this bracelet I doubled the string to make the bracelet way bigger. Needless to say, this is one that I did a few weeks ago and I love it! All you need is a pretty good amount of embroidery thread (or friendship thread/string), some tape and scissors.
To make this bracelet you will need choose six different colors and cut four strings of each. I cut mine about 3 feet long but that was almost too short. Better to have too much than too little.
Tie all of the strings into one knot about 3 inches from the end of the string. Separate the string. There should be one of each color on both sides and on each side there should be 2 strings of each color. Tape down the end of the string or use a clipboard.
Take the outside color group on the left side- in this case it's 2 strings of red- and make the shape of a "4" over the string right next to it (turquoise).
Take the end of the red string and put it under the turquoise string and through the space/hole that has been created.
Pull the end of the string all the way up the turquoise string and then tighten the knot. Create the same knot one more time on the same string. Then you move onto the green string and do the same thing.
Repeat on every string until you reach the middle.
You will do this whole thing again with the red string on the right side. The left side will be a little tricky because you do everything backwards which is explained in the next picture. When you reach the middle with the red string from the right side you will tie the same 2 knots onto the left red string. This is the last step for the red and then you move onto the next color- turquoise.
The knots you tie on the right side will look like this... a backwards "4".
Then pull the end through the hole and tighten at the top.
It should look something like this but in the beginning it's may look a little crazy.
This is what it looks like after I've done one of every color.
When the bracelet is as long as you want it to be, separate the left over string into three groups.
Braid the three groups and secure with a couple knots.
I went back and braided the top of the bracelet as well and this is the finished bracelet!
Love it! This bracelet would be cool with even just two colors. It would also be very confusing.