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Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns for Beginners

Ready to get started making your own friendship bracelets? I can’t wait to show you these easy friendship bracelet patterns that are perfect for beginners!

These free and easy friendship bracelet patterns will show you how to make all sorts of designs: chevrons, candy stripes, spiral staircase knots, braids, and more!

group of 4 multicolor friendship bracelets

Before you starting crafting, you might want to review How to Tie the 4 Basic Friendship Bracelet Knots.

Then, pick out your embroidery floss using this guide: Friendship Bracelet Color Ideas and Combinations

And finally, if you need help reading any of the patterns, be sure to check out this article: How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns

Simple Two-String Friendship Bracelets

This is the simplest frienship bracelet I know. It’s made with only colors of floss, and it’s a great way to practice your hitch knots.

two friendship bracelets

Alternating Knots Friendship Bracelet:

Easy Three-String Bracelet Patterns


Classic Braid:

Spiral Staircase:

multicolor 5 strand braid friendship bracelet

Four and Five Bracelet Designs

Candy Stripe:

Skinny Chevron:

Five-strand Braid:

multicolor chevron friendship bracelet

Bonus Pattern!

I’ve saved the best for last! It’s the quintessential friendship bracelet pattern that everyone should make!

This pattern is basically the same pattern as the skinny chevron bracelet, but with more strands. It’s a great way to practice both forward and backward knots – so it’s perfect for beginners!

My favorite pattern: Classic Chevron Friendship Bracelet

What’s Next?

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Leave a comment: I love to hear your feedback. Tell me in the comments below!

Share on Instagram or Facebook: When you make this project, share it on social media and tag me @sarahmaker. I love to see what you make!

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Saturday 3rd of April 2021

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" is not a valid link. It points to h t t p : / / chevorn /


Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks for letting me know. The correct link is


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: