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Friendship Bracelets {Craft Camp}

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Hi I am Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and Knock Off Décor and I am back here on STML showing you how to make woven friendship bracelets  As I was thinking about what project to do for this series I tried to remember what my most favorite craft was when I was a girl.  It was by far bracelet making!  I have noticed they are making their way back on children’s wrists lately.

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How to make friendship bracelets

These are different than the macramé knot tying bracelets. These are all done by finger weaving loops.  Depending on which loops you use you get a different pattern.  The first bracelet it a flat 7 strand braid (which I will demonstrate), the second bracelet is a 4 sided cubed braid.  Both are cute and your little girls will love to make these.

Supplies:

Embroidery Floss

Scissors

Pins

Nimble fingers

1.  Cut 7 strands of embroidery floss about 24” long.  Take both ends and tie it in a knot.woven friendship bracelets (8)

2.  Pin the knot to a pant leg or pillow.  Separate the stranded loops and put them on your fingers (4 strands on one hand and 3 on the other).

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3. You will always be working with the hand that has only three strands on it. In the picture above it will be my right hand.  Your pinky does all the work.

Depending on how you want your bracelet to look you will loop your pinky under that strand and pull the end loop (#7 and #8) through them all.

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4.  For the flat braid you loop your pinky through the 2, 3, 6, and 7.

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5. Then grab that last loop with your pinky (letting go with the pointer finger) and pulling it through the rest of the strands and tighten.  Now you have 4 loops on your opposite hand.

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6. Shift the loops on your hand with 3 loops on them towards your pointer so that pinky is free again.

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7. Keep finger weaving back and forth with your pinky until it is complete.  Unloop all of your fingers and tie an overhand knot in the end.

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Your girls will be kept busy making embroidery floss bracelets all summer.  I used to have a bracelet making stand and sold them on my street corner for $.25.  Since inflation I am sure they could get $1.00 for them.  {giggle}

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