Ben Franklin in Monroe and Bonney Lake WA

Monroe store
19505 Hwy 2
Monroe, WA 98272

Bonney Lake store
21121 Hwy 410
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Friendship Bracelets
Project courtesy of Coats & Clark Inc.

J. & P Coats® Embroidery Floss or
J. & P. Coats® Craft Thread
One skein of each color.
Tip: It's easiest to learn using four different colors.

Transparent tape or safety pin. Use to hold strands of floss in place as you work.

Friendship Bracelet

Width: Bracelet can be made wider by increasing the number of strands of floss. The more strands you use the wider the bracelet will be.

Color: By changing the color of the strands, you can create different designs.

What You Can Make: Ankle bracelets, rings, necklaces, belts and head bands.

Cut one yard of embroidery floss for each color in your bracelet. Arrange the strings in the order you want the colors to alternate in your bracelet.

1. Tie the strings together with an overhand knot, leaving a 2" tail at the top. Tape it to a table or pin it to your jeans.

2. Pick up strand A and wrap it over and under strand B to make a knot

3. Tighten the knot by holding strand B and pulling strand A up.

4. Make a second knot with strand A over strand B; pull strand A tight.

5. Drop strand B; pick up strand C. Make 2 knots with strand A over strand C. Repeat on strand D. Strand A will now be on the right.

6. One row has been completed. Continue next row by making 2 knots with strand B over strand C, D, and A. With each row, the strand on the left is always "worked over" to the right.

7. Four rows are completed. Continue until bracelet is desired length.

Hint: You can always tell the right side of your bracelet because the rows will slant to the right.

When your bracelet fits your wrist, finish off by tying the strings together with an overhand knot. Then tie it on your wrist or ankle with a square knot (right over left and left over right). Cut the strings, leaving 5/8" tails.

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