Lightning Bolt Design

My Friendship Bracelet Maker Instructional Series

Level: Intermediate

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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. You will also need to know the Single Right Single Left Hand Knot and Single Left Single Right Hand Knot.

Download pattern: Friendship_Bracelet_Pattern_LightningBolt_By_MyFBM1

1. Pick 4 different colors. (The example uses red, orange, yellow, and white). You will need 1 strand of each color.
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. Red will be in slots 1 & 5, yellow in 2 & 6, orange in 3 & 7, and white in 4 & 8.
5. Take string #2 and make a single left knot and then a single right knot with string #1. String #2 will stay in slot 2.
6. Take string #4 and make a single left knot and then a single right knot with string #3. String #4 will stay in slot 4.
7. Take string #6 and make a single left knot and then a single right knot with string #5. String #6 will stay in slot 6.
8. Take string #8 and make a single left knot and then a single right knot with string #7. String #8 will stay in slot 8.
9. Take string #2 and make a right hand double with string #3. String #2 will now be in slot 3.
10. Take string #4 and make a right hand double with string #5. String #4 will now be in slot 5.
11. Take string #6 and make a right hand double with string #7. String #6 will now be in slot 7.
12. Take string #1 and make a right hand double with string #2. String #1 will now be in slot 2.
13. Take string #3 and make a right hand double with string #4. String #3 will now be in slot 4.
14. Take string #5 and make a right hand double with string #6. String #5 will now be in slot 6.
15. Take string #7 and make a right hand double with string #8. String #7 will now be in slot 8.
16. Take string #2 and make a right hand double with string #3. String #2 will now be in slot 3.
17. Take string #4 and make a right hand double with string #5. String #4 will now be in slot 5.
18. Take string #6 and make a right hand double with string #7. String #6 will now be in slot 7.
19. Take string #1 and make a single right knot and then a single left knot with string #2. String #1 will stay in slot 1.
17. Take string #3 and make a single right knot and then a single left knot with string #4. String #3 will stay in slot 3.
LightningBolt_Thumb118. Take string #5 and make a single right knot and then a single left knot with string #6. String #5 will stay in slot 5.
19. Take string #7 and make a single right knot and then a single left knot with string #8. String #7 will stay in slot 7.
20. Take string #3 and make a left hand double with string #2. String #3 will now be in slot 2.
21. Take string #5 and make a left hand double with string #4. String #5 will now be in slot 4.
22. Take string #7 and make a left hand double with string #6. String #7 will now be in slot 6.
23. At this point you have completed one rotation of the pattern. Repeat steps 5-22 until your bracelet is long enough to wear. Once your bracelet is the desired length take strands 1-3 in your left hand, 6-8 in your right, and braid with the remaining center strands. Tie a double knot to secure your braid and cut off the excess strands. Unclip and share your new fabulous friendship bracelet!

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