How to Make Friendship Bracelets

DIY Personal Accessories

Whether your kids are 3 or 17, we know you’ll put the free friendship bracelet patterns we have here to good use.

Originally, we used embroidery floss to make friendship bracelets. This floss is a mercerised cotton embroidery thread that composed of 6 individual strands, which can be separated to make the floss thinner, string on beads and so on.

We’ll show you how to make bracelets with embroidery floss, beads, yarn, leather cord, fabric scraps, or rubber bands, or recycled materials. And they can feature Chinese symbols, braids, twists, crochet flowers, tassels, pompoms, and other designs and embellishments.

Most patterns are perfect for beginners, younger children or really anyone. Some patterns are more exciting for enthusiastic teens or adults who like making more sophisticated friendship bracelets.

Marking friendship bracelets is a quick and easy craft project. And you don’t have to give them all away. Made a whole armful of them? Wear then. It’s right on trend.

Origins of Friendship Bracelets – Make a Wish!

Incidentally, did you know that friendship bracelets were originally given to a friend at which time this friend could make a wish.

The bracelet was/is to be worn all day & night till it would fall of, at which time the wish is supposably being granted by the universe.

Mmm.. reminds me of Tibetan prayer flags, and how they are used.

In terms of difficulty level, I would not make this my first bracelet ever.  However, if you’ve made other friendship bracelets before you could give this a try also.

Have fun!

How to Make Friendship Bracelets with Yin Yang pattern

Video Tutorial Here

how to make friendship bracelets

The Chinese Yin-yang symbols celebrate several holidays together, from Chinese New Year (January 23), to our North American Valentines Day (February 14), to Carnival (March) in Latin America, where friendship bracelets were originally invented.

This is a very happy friendship bracelet with lots of Chinese red for good luck. Makes a fun, little gift for your spiritual, yoga, Buddhist friends who wish to live in balance and harmony.

Step-by-step Video Instructions

Make this Bracelet

ying_yang_friendship_bracelet_chartHow to Make a Friendship Bracelet featuring Yin Yang symbols

The original design is below. However this video explains it faster than the video tutorial featured on the website below.

However, for knot instructions and more details, the website is quite useful. (image source).

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