How to Make Friendship Bracelets

DIY Personal Accessories

Now is the perfect tie to learn how to make friendship bracelets. No matter what age you are, we know you’ll put these free friendship bracelet patterns we have here to good use.

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.

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

How to Make Friendship Bracelets with Yin Yang pattern

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!

Materials needed

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.

Video Tutorial Here


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How to make friendship bracelets with yin yang symbols

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with Yin Yang symbols

The Chinese Yin-yang symbols celebrate several holidays together, from Chinese New Year (sometime in January or February), 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


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How to make friendship bracelets - Yin yang chart

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with 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.

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