How to Make a Friendship Bracelet With a Peace Symbol From a Pattern

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How to Make a Friendship Bracelet With a Peace Symbol From a Pattern
Patterned friendship bracelets are the perfect pieces to trade with friends! (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Friendship bracelets are an easy gift to trade with any friend. With just a few strands of embroidery floss and the knowledge of a few knots, simple bracelets can quickly encompass exciting designs. Friendship bracelets with peace signs are the perfect way to impress a friend.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 Colors of embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Clip board (optional)

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Instructions

    Setting Up the Bracelet

  1. 1

    Choose two colours of embroidery floss. Decide which colour will be a background colour and which will be a foreground colour. The colour of the foreground strings will decide the colour of the peace signs.

  2. 2

    Cut four background strings and three foreground strings to be 75-inches long each.

  3. 3

    Fold the strings in half and secure them with a simple overhand knot. Tape the bracelet to a surface or clip the bracelet to a clipboard.

  4. 4

    Lay the strings flat and order the string colour in the following way: one background, one background, one foreground, one background, one foreground, one background, one foreground, one background, one foreground, one background, one foreground, one background, one foreground, one background.

  5. 5

    Separate the strings into pairs of two. For each even row, it will be necessary to put the first and the last strings aside and to pair the remaining strings.

    Knots Needed for the Bracelet

  1. 1

    Learn the two knots needed for this bracelet--the forward knot and the backward knot. Begin with the forward knot. Start this knot by laying the left thread over the right thread so that it resembles the number four.

  2. 2

    Loop the left thread under the right thread and pull upwards.

  3. 3

    Begin the backward knot by laying the right thread over the left thread, creating a number four.

  4. 4

    Loop the right thread under the left and pull upwards.

    Bracelet Pattern

  1. 1

    Complete row one by knotting each pair twice, first with one backward then with one forward knot.

  2. 2

    Complete row two (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting each pair first with a forward knot then with a backward knot.

  3. 3

    Complete row three (with all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: Backward knot then forward knot the first two pairs; forward knot then backward knot the next three pairs; backward then forward knot the last two pairs.

  4. 4

    Complete row four (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: forward knot then backward knot the first pair; backward knot and forward knot the second pair; forward then backward knot the next two pairs; backward then forward knot the next pair; forwardt then backward knot the final pair.

  5. 5

    Complete row five (all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: Backward knot then forward knot the first pair; backward then forward knot the second pair; backward then forward knot the next two pairs; forward knot then backward knot the next pair; backward then forward knot the next two pairs.

  6. 6

    Complete row six (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot the first pair; forward then backward knot the next two pairs; backward knot then forward knot the next pair; forward knot then backward knot the following pair; backward knot then forward knot the final pair.

  7. 7

    Complete row seven (all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: backward knot then forward knot the first three pairs; forward knot then backward knot the next pair; backward then forward knot the last three pairs.

  8. 8

    Complete row eight (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot every pair.

  9. 9

    Complete row nine (all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot the first three pairs; forward then backward knot the next pair; backward then forward knot the remaining three pairs

  10. 10

    Complete row ten (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot the first pair; forward then backward knot the next two pairs; backward then forward knot the next pair; forward then backward knot the following pair; backward then forward knot the final pair.

  11. 11

    Complete row eleven (all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot the first pair; forward then backward knot the next pair; backward then forward knot the next two pairs; forward then backward knot the next two pairs; backward then forward knot the final pair.

  12. 12

    Complete row twelve (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: forward then backward knot the first pair; backward then forward knot the second pair; forward then backward knot the next two pairs; backward then forward knot the next pair; forward then backward knot the last pair.

  13. 13

    Complete row thirteen (all strings together) by knotting the pairs following way: backward then forward knot the first two pairs; forward then background knot the next three pairs; backward then forward knot the last two pairs.

  14. 14

    Complete row fourteen (with the first and last strings aside) by knotting the pairs following way: forward then backward knot the entire row.

  15. 15

    Repeat the pattern from row one until the bracelet reaches its desired length.

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