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Diagonal Striped Friendship Bracelet

About this design:

This friendship bracelet is created with a basic knot, and can be made with hemp or thread.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Four 25" pieces of Hemp or C-Lon cord, each a different color

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  Step 1:
Gather the four strings together & tie a knot about 1.5" from the top.
Step 2:
Start with string 1 (refer to picture) and loop it over & under string 2. Hold string 2 straight & pull the knot tight. Do this again so you'll have a double knot.
  Step 3:
Take string 1 and tie double knots around the remaining strands, working left to right. Make sure to pull the strands straight when tying the knots around them.
  Step 4:
Now, repeat steps 2 & 3. Start with the far left strand & tie double knots from left to right on all of the colors. Repeat until the bracelet is at your desired length. At the end, tie a knot and trim the ends so you have a 1.5" tail.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Terrific colors for this one!

  2. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    I used to make these as a girl out of embroidery floss. I would safety pin the initial knot to my jeans legs to keep the knots taut. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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