Bracelet Weaving Instructions

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Bracelet Weaving Instructions
Different-coloured and textured yarns can be used to create the bracelet. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Weaving is a technique that involves interlacing rope, hair, wire or any other flexible material to create a patterned surface. There are several ways to weave a bracelet, the most popular being the four-strand diagonal weave. Each strand is individually double-knotted around the others to create a patterned bracelet. Choose coloured strands that reflect your mood, personality and colour preferences to create a unique bracelet that matches your personal style. Four-strand woven bracelets also make great gifts which have earned them the nickname "friendship bracelets."

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Yarn, 4 pieces
  • Heavy books

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  1. 1

    Line up the four strands of yarn so they all start and finish at the same place. Tie a knot approximately 1 inch below the top of the strands. Place the knot under a pile of heavy books or ask a friend to hold it while you weave the bracelet.

  2. 2

    Arrange the four strands so that they are spread out vertically next to each other. The string on the left-hand side is strand 1, strands 2 and 3 are left to right in the middle and strand 4 is on the right-hand side.

  3. 3

    Pick up strand 1 and place it over strand 2, then loop it back under and pull it back through itself. Pull strand 1 tightly to create a knot. Repeat this step to create a double knot.

  4. 4

    Repeat Step 3 with strand 2, knotting it around the other three strands. Repeat with strands 3 and 4, then back to 1. Continue until you have woven the bracelet to the desired length.

  5. 5

    Gather all four strings and tie them together in a double knot to complete the bracelet.

Tips and warnings

  • Create a neat and even bracelet by applying an equal amount of pressure while weaving.
  • Allow double the length of yarn needed to create your bracelet as the weaving process shortens its finished length.

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