How to Make Handmade Woven Mexican Bracelets

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How to Make Handmade Woven Mexican Bracelets
Woven bracelets are fun and colourful. (bracelets image by Jorge Chaves from

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

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Separate the six strings. You will work with them in the same order for the whole bracelet.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Wrap the first strand around the third string and pull it tightly. Wrap it again and pull it tightly.

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    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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