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How to Make a Braided Friendship Bracelet

Learn how to make a braided friendship bracelet from The Lanyard Ladies in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Colleen from The Lanyard Ladies and now I'm going to teach you how to make a braid with the friendship embroidery floss. I use three different colors and I use three strings of each color, and I'm going to knot them at the top. Then I will take my cardboard. I put a cut at the bottom and I put a cut at the top. And I put the string through the cut at the top of the cardboard. And again I'm going to tape it to the back. Now I'm going to separate the colors. I'm going to put all the purples together, because I want it to be a thicker bracelet. So I'm going to use multiples of the same color. Now I'm going to pull out my yellows. And then I'll leave my green in the middle. Okay. So you're treating these three separate strings of color as if it was one string.

So you take your first one and you bring it over the top and you crisscross the left on top of that one. And now you just continue to bring your colors one on top of each other as you're making your braid. The green comes down to the center. Now the yellow comes to the center. Now the purple comes to the center. So it's the side strings that move to the center. The green comes into the center from the right, and now the yellow comes into the center from the left. The purple into the center. And the green over the purple into the center.

It's very similar to braiding hair. If you can braid hair you should be able to braid friendship bracelets. So you will continue to do this until the bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist. Keep going, one on top of the other. You can, if you want a thicker bracelet, you can even add more strings to each of the individual colors, and you'll just get a fatter braid. So, here's a sample of our finished braid. You'll put a knot at the end, same way we started at the beginning. And that's how you braid a friendship bracelet.

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