Keep reading to see all of the different patterns, plus lots of tips for making fun friendship bracelets.
Making friendship bracelets is practically a rite of passage! It’s one of those nostalgic activities that we all remember from our days at summer camp.
Friendship bracelets are the perfect easy craft – all you need to get started is some colorful embroidery floss and a pattern! I love that friendship bracelets are portable, too – just attach them to your jeans with a safety pin, and you can tie them while you ride along on a summer road trip.
Plus, a sophisticated friendship bracelet makes a great gift for your best friends.
To inspire your next creation, I’ve rounded up my favorite beginner-friendly friendship bracelet patterns. These free and easy patterns will show you how to make all sorts of cool designs, including 3 strand braids, diagonal stripes, chevrons, spiral staircases, zipper bracelets, and more!
How to Make Friendship Bracelets
If you are new to making friendship bracelets, you may be wondering where to start. If so, check out this How to Make Friendship Bracelets guide. This beginner guide will walk you through your first friendship bracelet from the first knot to the last.
You’ll also need to set up your work area with enough space to work. I like to tie my bracelets on a flat surface, like a tabletop or clipboard. You can also attach the large knot at the top of the bracelet to your jeans with a safety pin.
How to Read Patterns
Friendship bracelets are made by tying simple knots on strands of floss. If you haven’t made bracelets in a while, it’s a good idea to review how to tie the basic knots, like the forward knot and the backward knot.
Ready to make your own friendship bracelets? Grab your floss, and let’s get started. I’ll start with the easiest friendship bracelets made with only two strings. After that, we’ll work our way up to bracelets made with more stands, like the chevron pattern and diamond pattern.
19 Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns for Beginners
A collection of the very best friendship bracelet patterns for beginners. You'll find all sorts of different patterns, like chevrons, braids, stripes, hearts, and so much more.
This is a very easy pattern for a five-strand braided bracelet. Once you get the hang of it, you can make this bracelet in no time at all. Don't be afraid to double up the strands for a thicker bracelet.
Here's how to make the classic Chevron pattern friendship bracelet with an easy to follow, step-by-step photo tutorial. It's the perfect pattern for beginners to practice both forward and backward knots.
The trick to this bracelet is selecting a color scheme that highlights the 3D ribbon effect. Choose colors in a ombre range of shades.
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I'm just starting over after yrs of being away. I use to make bracelets, hangers, chooses in the hippie days. Now that I'm older I have a revised interest and your tutorials are great to help me remember how to start over again and learn the basics. Thank you so much
Saturday 27th of February 2021
The last link you provided, to
"My favorite pattern:
Classic Chevron Friendship Bracelet"
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Monday 1st of March 2021
Thanks for letting me know. The correct link is https://sarahmaker.com/chevron-friendship-bracelet/
Wednesday 17th of February 2021
do you have any kid friendship bracelet
Thursday 18th of February 2021
Sure, I would suggest starting with a spiral staircase bracelet. And then, you could try a candy stripe design: https://sarahmaker.com/candy-stripe-friendship-bracelet/
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