How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

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    How to Make a Friendship Bracelet. A friendship bracelet has a knot as a symbol of a friendship that can't be broken. Let your friends know how special they are with a hand-tied friendship bracelet. Use a mix of yours and your friend's favorite colors for a more special bracelet.

    Things You'll Need

    • Hemp
    • Clipboards
    • Yardsticks
    • Scissors
    • Embroidery Floss
    • Beads

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    Select two colors of embroidery floss for your friendship bracelet.

    Cut three 27-inch strands of each color to make a total of six strands.

    Hold the ends of all six strands together and make a knot about 1 inch from one end.

    Secure the knotted end by clipping it on a clipboard.

    Separate the colors so you have three strands of one color on the right and three strands of the other color on the left.

    Pick up the three strands on the left.

    Wrap them over and under all three strands on the right, forming a loop.

    Poke the strands through the loop and pull tight, forming a single knot.

    Pick up the three strands on the right.

    Wrap them over and under the strands on the left, forming a loop.

    Poke the strands through the loop and pull tight, forming a knot.

    Repeat steps 6 through 11 until your bracelet is the desired length.

    Hold the ends of the strands together and make a knot.

    Trim the ends to about 1 inch.

    Try on your friendship bracelet.

    • Select colors that have special significance to you and your friend - your friend's and your favorite colors, the colors of your eyes, or the colors of your birthstones make good choices.
    • Make specially colored holiday friendship bracelets - pink and red for Valentine's Day; black and orange for Halloween; or black, red and green for Kwanzaa.
    • Add beads to your friendship bracelet by threading them through the two middle strands.
    • Beads are a choking hazard for young children.