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My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

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

Step-by-step directions how to make your friendship bracelet pattern Garland design.

1. Pick 3 different colors. (The example uses red, white, & green). You will need 1 strand of each color, red, white & green. If you want a wider bracelet you would need to add additional strands.

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 3 & 4 (red), slots 5 & 6 (white) & slots 7 & 8 (green). This will align the colors of your bracelet pattern.
5. To begin, take string #3 (red) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (red), string #5 (white), string #6 (white), string #7 (green) & string #8 (green). String #3 (red) will now be in slot 8.

6. Take string #3 (red) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (white), string #5 (white), string #6 (green), string #7 (green) & string #8 (red). String #3 (red) will now be in slot 8.

7. Take string #3 (white) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (white), string #5 (green), string #6 (green), string #7 (red) & string #8 (red). String #3 (white) will now be in slot 8.

8. Take string #3 (white) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (green), string #5 (green), string #6 (red), string #7 (red) & string #8 (white). String #3 (white) will now be in slot 8.

9. Take string #3 (green) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (green), string #5 (red), string #6 (red), string #7 (white) & string #8 (white). String #3 (green) will now be in slot 8.

10. Take string #3 (green) and make 5 right hand double knots. One each, on string #4 (red), string #5 (red), string #6 (white), string #7 (white) & string #8 (green). String #3 (green) will now be in slot 8.

11. Take string #8 (green) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (green), string #6 (white), string #5 (white), string #4 (red) & string #3 (red). String #8 (green) will now be in slot 3.

12. Take string #8 (green) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (white), string #6 (white), string #5 (red), string #4 (red) & string #3 (green). String #8 (green) will now be in slot 3.

13. Take string #8 (white) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (white), string #6 (red), string #5 (red), string #4 (green) & string #3 (green). String #8 (white) will now be in slot 3.

14. Take string #8 (white) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (red), string #6 (red), string #5 (green), string #4 (green) & string #3 (white). String #8 (white) will now be in slot 3.

15. Take string #8 (red) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (red), string #6 (green), string #5 (green), string #4 (white) & string #3 (white). String #8 (red) will now be in slot 3.

16. Take string #8 (red) and make 5 left hand double knots. One each, on string #7 (green), string #6 (green), string #5 (white), string #4 (white) & string #3 (red). String #8 (red) will now be in slot 3.

17. At this point your pattern will now repeat itself. Repeat steps 5-16 to continue the pattern until your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist.

Garland_Thumb_sm218. Once you bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist take strings from the slots 3 & 4 in your left hand and the strings from slots 7 & 8 in your right hand and braid with the remaining 2 center strings.

19. 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.

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

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