Make A Custom Friendship Bracelet with Letters, Numbers and Symbols!

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photo-29You asked, and we listened! For all our friends out there who have requested instructions on creating the alphabet (and numbers), we’re starting out with the hot new 1D bracelet pattern as a way to get started!

To get the hang of knotting letters and numbers, watch the 1D video tutorial below. Make this cool bracelet yourself, or download our pattern grid to lay out letters for your own customized bracelet! Much more is coming, so stay tuned!

 

Friendship Bracelet Pattern
1D – One Direction Design

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

Level: Advanced | Video Tutorial runtime 37:20

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What you need: 5 black pre-cut threads, 1 skein of red thread, spool (optional), 1D Pattern

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN your friendship bracelet pattern, know how to make the Right Hand Double Knot and Left Hand Double Knot.

Setting Up Your Pattern:

1. Align your black thread and fold it in half. Tie a knot at the top.

2. Attach your loop to your FBM and place a black thread in each thread holder 1-10.

3. Take you skein of red thread and wrap it around a spool. Leave about a foot of thread free to work with.

4. Tie the free end of your red thread in a knot on top of the knot you created with the black thread.

5. Remember to print your 1D pattern to assist you in following this pattern!

Tips Before You Begin:

Each thread holder 1-10 is represented by the 1-10 at the top of your grid. This will help you to follow your pattern.

Your red thread will be your background color and the black thread will be your letters and numbers.

•The red thread will NEVER be placed in the thread holders

TIP: Remember to ALWAYS pull your thread tight towards your clip, especially when creating letters and numbers.

Creating the Background: **Use only your red thread to make knots for background**

1. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

Repeat this pattern with black threads in slots 2-10. Detailed instructions below.

2. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #2. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

3. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

4. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

5. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

6. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

7. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

8. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

9. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

10. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

Now reverse the pattern with left handed knots to go back the other way.

11. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

Repeat this pattern with black threads in slots 9-1. Detailed instructions below.

12. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

13. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

14. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

15. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

16. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

17. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

18. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

19. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #2. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

20. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

Repeat steps 1-20 to create your background. You can choose how large or small it is. When you are ready to start your letters make sure your red thread is on the left side


1D_Bracelet_Kira_IMG_0352_web Are you a One Direction superfan? One Direction’s debut album has gone to number one in 15 countries around the world. They have become a global phenomenon. Show your love and support for Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – together, they are One Direction and wear your One Direction Friendship Bracelet to their next concert!

Making the 1D Pattern:

Note: The X on the directions (after the number) will align with the X’s on the 1D pattern grid.

1. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

2. Use your black thread in slot #2 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

Use your red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black threads in slots 3-10. Detailed instructions below.

3. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

4. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

5. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

6. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

7. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

8. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

9. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

10. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

21. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

22. Use your black thread in slot #9 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

23. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

24. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

25. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

26. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

27. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

28. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

29. Use the black thread in slot #2 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

30. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

31. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

32. Use your black thread in slot #2 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

33. Use your black thread in slot #3 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

34. Use your black thread in slot #4 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

35. Use your black thread in slot #5 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

36. Use your black thread in slot #6 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

37. Use your black thread in slot #7 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

38. Use your black thread in slot #8 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

39. Use your black thread in slot #9 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

40. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

41. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

42. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

43. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

44. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

45. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

46. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

47. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

48. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

49. Use the black thread in slot #2 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

50. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

51. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

52. Use your black thread in slot #2 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

Use your red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black threads in slots 3-10. Detailed instructions below.

53. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

54. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

55. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

56. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

57. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

58. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

59. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

60. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

Create two background rows first going all the way across using double left-handed knots (refer to the background instructions 11-12) and then go back across using double right-handed knots (refer to background instructions 1-10). You are now ready to start the “D”.

61. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

62. Use the blackthread in slot #9 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

63. Use the black thread in slot #8 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

64. Use the black thread in slot #7 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

65. Use the black thread in slot #6 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

66. Use the black thread in slot #5 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

67. Use the black thread in slot #4 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

68. Use the black thread in slot #3 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

69. Use the black thread in slot #2 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

70. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

71. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

72. Use your black thread in slot #2 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

73. Use your black thread in slot #3 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

74. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

75. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

76. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

77. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

78. Use your black thread in slot #8 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

79. Use your black thread in slot #9 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

80. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

81. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

82. Use the black thread in slot #9 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

83. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

84. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

85. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

86. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

87. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

88. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

89. Use the black thread in slot #2 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

90. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

91. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

92. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #2. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

93. Use your black thread in slot #3 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

94. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

95. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

96. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot 6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

97. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

98. Use your black thread in slot #8 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

99. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot 9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

100. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

101. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

102. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

103. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

104. Use the black thread in slot #7 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

105. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #6. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

106. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #5. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

107. Use the black thread in slot #4 to make a double right-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

108. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

109. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #2. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

110. Use the red thread to make a double left-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

111. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #1. Replace the black thread in slot #1.

112. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #2. Replace the black thread in slot #2.

113. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #3. Replace the black thread in slot #3.

114. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #4. Replace the black thread in slot #4.

115. Use your black thread in slot #5 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #5.

116. Use your black thread in slot #6 to make a double left-handed knot on the red thread. Replace the black thread in slot #6.

117. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #7. Replace the black thread in slot #7.

118. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #8. Replace the black thread in slot #8.

1D_Thumb119. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #9. Replace the black thread in slot #9.

120. Use the red thread to make a double right-handed knot on the black thread in slot #10. Replace the black thread in slot #10.

Now that you’ve COMPLETED the “1D” pattern follow the background instructions to create as much filler space as you want (I used about 15 rows in order to fit 1D three times). When moving to the left use all left-handed knots and when moving to the right use all right-handed knots. When you’re ready to create “1 D” again, make sure your red thread is on the left and follow the “Making the 1D Pattern” instructions.


Finishing Your Bracelet:

When you’re ready to finish you can braid the ends of your loose strings and tie a knot at the end of the braid. Now you’re ready to wear and share!

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