Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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chevron friendship bracelet

Feeling nostalgic? Try making this Chevron Friendship Bracelet! It’s a throwback to your youth. You can do this project with your friends or your kids!
Step 1

Measure and cut 72" [182.88 cm] from four colours of floss.

Step 2

To make your looped starting end, gather the strands together and align the ends so they are all even; then fold the strands in half. Tie an overhand knot with all of the strands together, about 1" [2.54 cm] below the fold.

Step 3

Tape the loop to your working space, above the knot.

Step 4

Assign each colour a letter to help keep them organised when following instructions.
TIP: In the featured project, the colours are: light pink (A), tan (B), hot pink (C) and white (D).

Step 5

Separate the strands and lay them out in front of you in the following order, from left to right: A, B, C, D, D, C, B, A.

Step 6

With the A and B strands on the left, make a forward overhand knot with A over B. Repeat for a second knot.
TIP: To make a forward overhand knot, take your A strand and fold half of it over the B strand to resemble the number four. Then, bend the section of the A strand that is extending past the B strand around the B strand and through the opening of the four formation. Pull tight, sliding the knot up to the top.

Step 7

Repeat Step 6 with the A strand over the C strand and again with the A strand over the D strand. Remember to knot each one twice.
TIP: The A strand will naturally mover across the row as you make the forward knots.

Step 8

Now, repeat Steps 6-7 with the A strand on the right side, but this time, make backward overhand knots.
TIP: To make a backward overhand knot, just make a forward overhand knot in reverse.

Step 9

Once you have both A strands in the centre, make two backward overhand knots to join the two sides, as well as make the point of your chevron.

Step 10

Repeat Steps 6-9 with the B strand. Continue this pattern until you reach the desired length.

Step 11

At the end of your chevron knots, tie a double overhand knot with all excess strands. Slide on two pony beads and tie a second double overhand knot. Trim excess floss.
TIP: To make the spiral bracelets shown with this Chevron Friendship Bracelet, go to michaels.com and enter '88307' in the search field.

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