Greek Wave Design

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

Level: Advanced

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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 2 different colors. (The example uses black & pink). You will need 3 strands of black and 3 strands of pink.

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 clip.

4. This pattern has 11 strings. You will have 1 extra string to the right of slot #10. This string will be referred to as #11. Arrange the same color in slots 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 (black) and slots 7,8,9,10 & 11(pink). Simply cut the remaining 12th string, close to the knot, to remove from pattern.

5. Take string #2(black) and make a left hand double knot with string #1(black). String #2(black) will now be in slot 1.

6. Take string#4(black) and make left hand double knots with strings #3(black),#2(black) and #1(black). String #4(black) will now be in slot 1.

7. Take string #6(black) and make left hand double knots with starting with string #5(black), then #4(black), then #3(black), then #2(black) and lastly #1(black). String #6(black) will now be in slot 1.

8. Take string #9(pink) and make right hand double knots with strings #10(pink) and then #11(pink). String #9(pink) will now be in slot 11.

9. Take string #7(pink) and make right hand double knots with strings #8(pink), #9(pink), #10(pink) and #11(pink). String #7(pink) will now be in slot 11.

10. Take string #6(black) and make right hand double knots with strings #7(pink), #8(pink) and #9(pink). String #6(black) will now be in slot 9.

11. Take string #9(black) and make a single right knot and then a single left hand knot with string #10(pink). String #9(black) will remain in slot 9.

12. Take string #6(pink) and make left hand double knots with strings #5(black), #4(black) and #3(black). String #6(pink) will now be in slot 3.

13. Take string #3(pink) and make a single left and then a single right hand knot with string #2(black). String #3(pink) will remain in slot 3.

14. Take string #7(pink) and make a single left and then a single right hand knot with string #6(black). String #7(pink) will remain in slot 7.

15. Take string #7(pink) and make a right hand double knot with string #8(pink). String #7(pink) will now be in slot 8.

16. Take string #5(black) and make a right hand double knot with string #6(black). String #5(black) will now be in slot 6.

17. Take string #7(pink) and make a single left and then a single right hand knot with string #6(black). String #7(pink) will remain in slot 7.

18. Take string #4(black) and make right hand double knots with strings #5(black) and #6(black). String #4(black) will now be in slot 6.

19. Take string #9(black) and make left hand double knots with strings #8(pink), #7(pink) and #6(black). String #9(black) will now be in slot 6.

20. Take string #11(pink) and make left hand double knots with strings #10(pink), #9(pink) and #8(pink). String #11(pink) will now be in slot 8.

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

22. Take string #3(pink) and make right hand double knots with strings #4(black), #5(black), #6(black) and #7(black). String #3(pink) will now be in slot 7.

23. Take string #11(pink) and make left hand double knots with strings #10(pink), #9(pink) and #8(pink). String #11(pink) will now be in slot 8.

24. Take string #11(pink) and make a left hand double knot with string #10(pink). String #11(pink) will now be in slot 10.

GreekWave_Thumb25. Take string #1(black) and make right hand double knots with strings #2(black), #3(black), #4(black) and #5(black). String #1(black) will now be in slot 5.

26. Take string #1(black) and make right hand double knots with strings #2(black) and #3(black). String #1(black) will now be in slot 3.

27. At this point you have completed one rotation of the pattern. Repeat steps 5-26 until your bracelet is long enough or at the desired length.

28. Once your bracelet is long enough to fit your wrist take three strings from the slots 1 – 4 in your left hand and three strings from slots 8 – 11 in your right hand and braid with the remaining 2 center strings.

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

30. Unclip your friendship bracelet from the butterfly clip and cut off the excess braided section. Your friendship bracelet is ready to wear or share with your best friend or mom.

 

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