This Zig Zag friendship bracelet pattern is an easy embroidery floss bracelet project. Use at least two colors or as many as you like!
What you need:
This pattern uses all four knots: forward (F), backward (B), forward/backward (FB), and backward/forward (BF).
Instructions for the knots and starting and finishing instructions are here.
Cut strands to desired length. . For this particular pattern, 65 inches will produce approximately a 6 ½ inch (including loop and knot) tight bracelet.
Fold strands in half and make a loop and knot at the top. Pin the knot to your workstation pillow.
Arrange colors: 112233. Yellow will be used first.
Starting with the leftmost yellow strand, make five forward knots.
Continue making five forward knots with each strand on the left until you reach the last blue strand.
With the last blue strand, make four forward knots and one forward/backward knot.
With the same blue strand, make four backward knots.
Starting with the right blue strand, make five backward knots. Continue making five backward knots with each of the strands on the right until you get to the last yellow strand.
With the last yellow strand, make four backward knots and one backward/forward knot.
Using the same yellow strand, make four forward knots.
Repeat from Step 5 until you have reached your desired bracelet length. Try to finish with the same strand that you first started with.
Divide the strands into two sections, and braid each group.
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