The Mexican woven pattern is a popular pattern for homemade friendship bracelets. The pattern is easy to do. By using different colours to make it, you can create a bright and unique piece of jewellery. Mexican woven bracelets are fairly easy to make. They provide a great activity for kids.
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Things you need
- Embroidery floss, up to six colours
- Safety pin
Measure six 24-inch pieces of floss in any variety of colours. Make sure they line up evenly at one end and tie a knot to secure them. Pin them to a cushion to hold while you work.
Separate the six strings. You will work with them in the same order for the whole bracelet.
Take the first strand, farthest to the left. Wrap it around the second string and pull it tightly. Wrap it around a second time and pull it tightly. Drop the second string.
Wrap the first strand around the third string and pull it tightly. Wrap it again and pull it tightly.
Repeat knotting down the line until the first string becomes the last. Pick up the second string, now the first, and begin at Step 3.
Continue knotting rows of colour until the bracelet is your desired length. Divide the strings into two groups of three. Braid each of these groups and bind each braid with a wrap knot. Trim the ends.
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