How to Make a Multi-Box Friendship Bracelet with Lanyard

Learn how to make a friendship bracelet with lanyard using a multi-box stitch from The Lanyard Ladies in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Hi, I'm Colleen from The Lanyard Ladies, and today I'm going to show you how to do the multibox pattern. You'll need four pieces of lanyard, about 40 inches, and you're going to fold them in half and find the centers. One of the strings you want to turn sideways and place it underneath the other three strings. This is going to be the strings on the side. This is what it looks like when it's completed actually, the multibox. This happens to be a 5 box, I'm only working on a 3 box. We have three strings here, so that's three boxes. So it's just like starting the regular box, I put the white on the bottom, and that's the one I'm going to loop with.

I put my thumb on top, I keep the other strings in between my thumb and my forefinger, and I'm going to loop the white in one direction, and I loop the white over in the other direction. And then what I do is I just start weaving the side colors. So this purple, I'm going to start with this one, because I'm noticing that this is open, and this side is closed, so I'm going to go under that first closed side with my purple string, over the first and under the second. And now I'm going to take the other purple string, and go back in the other direction, over the first white and under the second. Now the blue, over the first and under the second, and this blue comes back over the first and under the second. And now we got the green, over and under, and this green goes over and under. Then you're going to grab all six strings, three in each hand, and the white ones in the thumb and the forefinger, and you pull it together. You pull the sides, you pull the white ones, you pull the sides, you pull the white, until you see that you get this box pattern that has started for you. That's the first step, this is how to start.

Now we're just going to keep going like that. You're going to take this white, you make a loop in the opposite direction, and this white loops over in the opposite direction. And now I see my closed side over here, because this side is open. I'm going to start with my purple again, only on this side, I'm going to go over the first and under the white the second on this side. And then I take this purple, I go over the first white and under the second. And this blue, over and under, pull through, this blue goes over in the opposite direction, over the first white, under the second. Now we do the green, over and under, and over and under, and then you're going to pull again, six strings, and then the two whites, you pull the sides, you pull the whites, you pull the sides, and you pull the whites till it forms your box, and you're going to keep doing this. Over and under, over and under.

Over and under, this blue goes over and under. The green over and under, this goes over and under, and you pull your strings. Okay, so this is what it looks like after we did three patterns, three stitches, so you'll continue to do as many stitches as you would like, to get it to the length that you wanted to be. These are mostly key chains, and this is how you do the multibox pattern.

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