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Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

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I got a LOT of requests for this rainbow friendship bracelet, and after getting distracted from the task at hand for far too long, the time has now come to unveil the videos :)

Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Watch the tutorial videos below (part 1 and 2) to learn how to make this snazzy rainbow banded freindship bracelet. Cute, no?

Below the videos, you'll find detailed written instructions.

Rainbow Banded Bracelet Video 1 of 2

Rainbow Banded Bracelet Video 2 of 2

What You Need to Make this Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Bracelet:

  • Embroidery floss in black, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red

  • A piece of black cord about 5" long, or make one with embroidery floss (I don't show this in the video, but I made the cord myself out of embroidery floss folded twice i.e 4 strands together)

  • Safety pin


Before You Begin

  • Cut 4 lengths of black embroidery floss (32" long each)
  • Cut 1 length each of the other colors about 15-18" long

Step 1

Fold the 4 strands of black in half, and attach them to the black cord using lark's head knots or knots of your choice

Click to see how to make the lark's head knot (Not shown in video) --Opens in new window.

Pin the works to your pant leg for easy knotting

Step 2

Take the purple strand of floss, and tie it to the leftmost black string using a basic overhand knot, and slide it up to the top.

Step 3

Knot bracelet as follows:

Row 1 - With the purple (traveler strand), make forward knots onto each of the black strands (anchor strands) ) all the way across

Forward knot instructions are here.

Row 2 - Using the same purple strand and working from right to left, make backwards knots onto the black anchor strands all the way across.

Backwards knot instructions are here.

Rows 3 onward: Repeat rows 1 and 2, changing colors after every eighth row. (See the video for instructions on changing colors)

The color order is as follows:

  1. Purple
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Yellow
  5. Orange
  6. Red

Step 4

Complete the knotting part of the rainbow bracelet with 2 rows of black using on of the anchor strands, Lock and trim the red traveler strand as demonstrated in the video.

Step 5

Make 2 braids out of the black anchor strands and knot each.


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