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19 Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns for Beginners

Need a little inspiration for your next friendship bracelet project? Check out this list of the very best friendship bracelet patterns for beginners. You’ll find all sorts of fun and easy designs, like the chevron friendship bracelet pattern, a simple braid, the candy stripe friendship bracelet, and so much more.

Keep reading to see all of the different patterns, plus lots of tips for making fun friendship bracelets.

group of 4 multicolor 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.

Bracelet Making Supplies

You don’t need many materials to make friendship bracelets – just a few different colors of thread or embroidery floss. Here is a list of my recommend friendship bracelet supplies. And if you need help picking out your colors of embroidery threads, check out this guide to friendship bracelet color ideas.

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.

Then, if you need help reading any of the patterns, including how to decipher a pattern chart, check out this article: How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns.

Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns

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.

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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: