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My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

Level: Advanced

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN your friendship bracelet pattern, know how to make the single left knot and single right knot.

1. Pick 2 different colors. (The example uses white for the clouds and blue for the sky). You will need 3 strands of white and 3 strand of blue.

2. Align your 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. This pattern has 10 strings (you will cut the remaining 2 after separating your strings). Separate strings by placing one string per slot. Note: Use the same color in slots 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 (blue) and slots 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 (white). This will align the colors of your bracelet pattern. You will have one extra white and blue string, simply cut these off close to the knot and throw away.

Due to the length of this pattern, it will be organized by rows to assist you. This pattern will have many repeating rows.

Row 1
5. Take string #1 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #2 (white). String #1(blue) will remain in slot 1.

6. Take string #3 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #4 (white). String #3 (blue) will remain in slot 3.

7. Take string #5 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #6 (white). String #5 (blue) will remain in slot 5.

8. Take string #7 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #8 (white). String #7 (blue) will remain in slot 7.

9. Take string #9 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #10 (white). String #9 (blue) will remain in slot 9.

Row 2
10. Take string #3 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #2 (white). String #3 (blue) will remain in slot 3.

11. Take string #5 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #4 (white). String #5 (blue) will remain in slot 5.

12. Take string #7 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #6 (white). String #7 (blue) will remain in slot 7.

13. Take string #9 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #8 (white). String #9 (blue) will remain in slot 9.

Row 3
Repeat Row 1 (Steps 5-9)

Row 4
14. Take string #3 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #2 (white). String #3 (blue) will remain in slot 3.

15. Take string #4 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string# 5 (blue). String #4 (white) will remain in slot 4.

16. Take string #6 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #7 (blue). String #6 (white) will remain in slot 6.

17. Take string #9 (blue) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #8 (white). String #9 (blue) will remain in slot 9.

Row 5
18. Take string #1 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #2 (white). String #1 (blue) will remain in slot 1.

19. Take string #4 (white) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #3 (blue). String #4 (white) will remain in slot 4.

20. Take string #6 (white) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #5 (blue). String #6 (white) will remain in slot 6.

21. Take string #8 (white) and make a single left, then single right hand knot with string #7 (blue). String #8 (white) will remain in slot 8.

22. Take string #9 (blue) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #10 (white). String #9 (blue) will remain in slot 9.

Row 6 Repeat steps (14-17) in Row 4

Row 7 Repeat steps (18-22) in Row 5

Row 8
23. Take string #2 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #3 (blue). String #2 (white) will remain in slot 2.

24. Take string #4 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #5 (blue). String #4 (white) will remain in slot 4.

25. Take string #6 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #7 (blue). String #6 (white) will remain in slot 6.

26. Take string #8 (white) and make a single right, then single left hand knot with string #9 (blue). String #8 (white) will remain in slot 8.

Cloud_ThumbRow 9 Repeat steps (18-22) in Row 5
Row 10 Repeat steps (23-26) in Row 8
Row 11 Repeat steps (18-22) in Row 5
Row 12 Repeat steps (14-17) in Row 4
Row 13 Repeat steps (18-22) in Row 5
Row 14 Repeat steps (14-17) in Row 4
Row 15 Repeat steps (5-9) in Row 1
Row 16 Repeat steps (10-13) in Row 2
Row 17 Repeat steps (5-9) in Row 1
Row 18 Repeat steps (10-13) in Row 2

* At this point you have completed one rotation of the pattern. Repeat steps in Rows 1-18

* Once your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist take three strings from the slots 1-3 in your left hand and three strings from slots 8-10 in your right hand and braid with the remaining 4 center strings.

* Take the braided strings and tie two basic knots at the end of your friendship bracelet.

* Unclip your friendship bracelet from the butterfly clip and cut off the excess braided section. Your friendship bracelet is ready to wear or share!

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