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19 Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns for Beginners

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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 recommended 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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Cheryl Woodard

Saturday 15th of June 2024

Really like the friendship braclets,went out and bought all the beads for the braclets and have yet to bead one together,also the ones here for the thread braclets,Thank you for the patterns ,as they will be handy when I start my own collection of braided braclets.and the beaded ones.


Friday 22nd of September 2023

I made the heart it looks so cool


Thursday 5th of January 2023

Hi! I love your bracelets. Please, can you share the numbers for the thread you use in the Zig-Zag Bracelet? I love very much the colours you use and I would like to make it equal. Thanks


Friday 6th of January 2023

Sorry, I didn’t mean that. I was saying the reference numbers to buy them in the store, you know DMC, or any other brand you use. Thanks and excuse my explanations.

Sarah Stearns

Thursday 5th of January 2023

Sure thing, it's 6 strings. Here's the link to the pattern:


Saturday 30th of July 2022

I'm interested in bracelets: do you have any patterns using PONY BEADS (regular size)? Thanks!

Gracie Smith

Friday 27th of May 2022

My 2 favorites were the Zipper and the Daisy Chain. I am making the daisy chain for my friends and I to show that our friendship bond will last forever.