This DIY 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.
Step 1: Cut String
Cut strands to desired length. For this particular pattern, 65 inches will produce approximately a 6 ½ inch (including loop and knot) tight bracelet.
Step 2: Set Up
Fold strands in half and make a loop and knot at the top. Pin the knot to your workstation pillow. (Or use a clipboard)
Step 3: Arrange Order of Colors
Arrange colors: 112233. Yellow will be used first.
Step 4 : Knot Your First Row (Yellow)
Row 1: Starting with the leftmost yellow strand, work across from left to right and make five forward knots.
Step 5: Knot The Next Rows Stopping Before The Last Strand
Rows 2-5: Continue making five forward knots with each strand on the left until you reach the last blue strand. (5 rows made)
Step 6: Knot the Last Strand and "Turn"
Row 6: With the last blue strand, make four forward knots and one forward/backward knot. This knot makes the "turn". (Six rows made)
Step 7: Knot from Right to Left (Row 7)
Row 7: With the same blue strand, make four backward knots. i.e. one backward knot on each of the strands serving as anchor strands.
Step 8: Knot Rows 8, 9, 10, 11
Rows 8-11: 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.
Step 9: Row 12 (Turning Row)
Row 12: With the last yellow strand, make four backward knots and one backward/forward knot. You've completed one full zig zag.
Step 10: Knot Row 13
Row 13: Begin a second zig zag by using the same yellow strand, and make four forward knots.
Step 11: Repeat
Repeat from Step 5 until you have reached your desired bracelet length. Try to finish with the same strand that you first started with.
Step 12: Finish
Divide the strands into two sections, and braid each group.
Done! Congratulations. You just made your very own DIY Zig Zag Friendship Bracelet. Betcha can't make just one ;-)
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