Basket Weave Design

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

Level: Beginner

Download pattern: Friendship_Bracelet_Basket_Weave_Pattern_By_MyFBM

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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.

1. Pick 3 different colors.  (The example uses yellow, red & lt. blue).  You will need 2 strands of yellow, 2 strands of red and 2 strand of lt. blue.

2. Align string, fold in half, and tie knot ½ inch from fold forming a loop.

3. Attach your ½ inch loop to MYFBM under the butterfly clip.

4. Separate strings by placing one string per slot. Note: Use the same color in slots 1, 3 & 5 (red), slots 2, 4 & 6 (yellow) & slots 7, 8 & 9 (lt. blue).  This will align the colors of your bracelet pattern. (There will be an extra red, yellow and lt. blue string, simply cut at the knot.)

5.  To begin, take string #5 (red) and make a right hand double knot with string #6 (yellow).  String #5 will now be in slot 6.

6.  Take string #3 (red) and make 2 right hand double knots.  One each, on string #4 (yellow) & string #5 (yellow).  String #3 (red) will now be in slot 5.

7.  Take string #1 (red) and make 3 right hand double knots.  One each, on string #2 (yellow), string #3 (yellow) & string #4 (yellow).  String #1 (red) will now be in slot 4.

8.  Take string #8 (lt. blue) and make 4 left hand double knots.  One each, on string #7 (lt. blue), string #6 (red), string #5 (red) & string #4 (red).  String #8 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 4.

9.  Take string #9 (lt. blue) and make 4 left hand double knots.  One each, on string #8 (lt. blue), string #7 (red), string #6 (red) & string #5 (red).  String #9 will now be in slot 5.

10.  Take string #9 (lt. blue) and make 3 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (red), string #7 (red) & string #6 (red).  String #9 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 6.

11.  Take string #1 (yellow) and make 5 right hand double knots.  One each, on string #2 (yellow), string #3 (yellow), string #4 (lt. blue), string #5 (lt. blue) & string #6 (lt. blue).  String #1 (yellow) will now be in slot 6.

12.  Take string #1 (yellow) and make 4 right hand double knots.  One each, on string #2 (yellow), string #3 (lt. blue), string #4 (lt. blue) & string #5 (lt. blue).  String #1 will now be in slot 5.

13.  Take string #1 (yellow) and make 3 right hand double knots.  One each, on string #2 (lt. blue), string #3 (lt. blue) & string #4 (lt. blue).  String #1 (yellow) will now be in slot 4.

14.  Take string #9 (red) and make 5 left hand double knots.  One each, on string #8 (red), string #7 (red), string #6 (yellow), string #5 (yellow) & string #4 (yellow).  String #9 (red) will now be in slot 4.

15. Take string #9 (red) and make 4 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (red), string #7 (yellow), string #6 (yellow) & string #5 (yellow). String #9 (red) will now be in slot 5.

16. Take string #9 (red) and make 3 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (yellow), string #7 (yellow) & string #6 (yellow). String #9 (red) will now be in slot 6.

17. Take string #1 (lt. blue) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #2 (lt. blue), string #3 (lt. blue), string #4 (red), string #5 (red) & string #6 (red). String #1 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 6.

18. Take string #1 (lt. blue) and make 4 right hand double knots. One each, on string #2 (lt. blue), string #3 (red), string #4 (red) & string #5 (red). String #1 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 5.

19. Take string #1 (lt. blue) and make 3 right hand double knots. One each, on string #2 (red), string #3 (red) & string #4 (red). String #1 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 4.

20. Take string #9 (yellow) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (yellow), string #7 (yellow), string #6 (lt. blue), string #5 (lt. blue) & string #4 (lt. blue). String #9 (yellow) will now be in slot 4.

21. Take string #9 (yellow) and make 4 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (yellow), string #7 (lt. blue), string #6 (lt. blue) & string #5 (lt. blue). String #9 (yellow) will now be in slot 5.

22. Take string #9 (yellow) and make 3 left hand double knots. One each, on string #8 (lt. blue), string #7 (lt. blue) & string #6 (lt. blue). String #9 (yellow) will now be in slot 6.

23. Take string #1 (red) and make 4 right hand double knots. One each, on string #2 (red), string #3 (red), string #4 (yellow) & string #5 (yellow). String #1 (red) will now be in slot 5.

24. Take string #1 (red) and make 2 right hand double knots. One each, on string #2 (red) & string #3 (yellow). String #1 (red) will now be in slot 3.

25. Take string #9 (lt. blue) and make a left hand double knot with string #8 (lt. blue). String #9 (lt. blue) will now be in slot 8.

26. At this point you have completed one rotation of the pattern. Repeat steps 5-25 to continue the pattern until your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist.

BasketWeave_Thumb27. Once your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist take three strings from the slots 1-3 in your left hand and three string from slots 7-9 in your right hand and braid with the remaining 3 center strings.

28. Take the braided strings and tie two basic knots at the end of your friendship bracelet. Learn how to finish your friendship bracelet with knots or beads by clicking here.

29. Unclip your friendship bracelet from the butterfly clip and cut off the excess braided section. Your bracelet made with the friendship bracelet pattern Christmas Tree from MyFBM.com is ready to wear or share!

Pattern inspired by pattern #532 on friendship-bracelets.net

 

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