Lion Brand® Bonbons Friendship Bracelets
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Lion Brand® Bonbons Friendship Bracelets

Use Lion Brand® Bonbons to make a big stack of friendship bracelets. Follow the diagrams below to make a variety of colorful patterns.
Craft Time: varies
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons (Art. #601) Yarn – Beach (1 Pack) or Color of Choice
  • Packing Tape
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Size: Finished length about 7" (18cm). Bracelet length is adjustable.

Friendship Bracelets:

Diagonal Even Stripes Bracelet

Cut a 65" (165cm) long strand each of 3 different colors.
Following Diagram #1, fold strands in half and tie into an overhand knot at center, leaving a ½" (1.5cm) tall loop. With packing tape, secure knotted end of strands to a table or other flat surface.

Following Diagram #2, arrange the strands so that strands 1 and 2 are both the first color, strands 3 and 4 are both the second color, and strands 5 and 6 are both the third color.

The Diagonal Stripes Bracelet is made from left hand basic double knots. Refer to Diagrams #3 and #4 for how to make a left hand basic knot. Beginning on the left side with strand 1, and following Diagram #7, tie the first left hand double knot. Hold strand 2 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 2. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten. Repeat to make a double knot.

For second knot, follow diagram #8. Hold strand 3 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 3. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten. Continue to tie double knots with strand 1 over strands 4, 5 and 6.

Begin the second row by starting on the left again and following Diagram #9. Continue tying double knots left to right across all strands.

Referring to Diagram #10, repeat until the Bracelet is about 7 in. (18cm) long, or desired length to fit your wrist.

Diagonal Variation– Thick and Thin Stripes Bracelet

Make same as Diagonal Even Stripes Bracelet, but when following Diagram #2, separate the strands as follows: strands 1 and 2 should both be the first color, strands 3 and 6 both the second color, and strands 4 and 5 both the third color.

Chevron Bracelet

Cut a 65 in. (165cm) long strand each of 3 different colors. Following Diagram #1, fold strands in half and tie into an overhand knot at center, leaving a ½" (1.5cm) tall loop. With packing tape, secure knotted end of strands to a table or other flat surface.

Following Diagram #2, arrange the strands so that strands 1 and 6 are both the first color, strands 2 and 5 are both the second color, and strands 3 and 4 are both the third color.

The Chevron Bracelet is made from both left and right hand basic double knots. Refer to Diagrams #3 and #4 for how to make a left hand basic knot, and Diagrams #5 and #6 for how to make a right hand basic knot. Beginning on the left side with strand 1, and following Diagram #7, tie the first left hand double knot. Hold strand 2 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 2. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten.

Repeat to make a double knot.

For second knot, follow Diagram #11. Hold strand 3 tightly and knot strand 1 over and under strand 3. Pull strand 1 to the left to tighten and repeat to make a double knot.

The next 3 knots will be right hand basic double knots.

Beginning on the right side, and following Diagram #12, hold strand 5 tightly and knot strand 6 over and under strand 5. Pull strand 6 to the right to tighten and repeat to make a double knot.

For the fourth knot, hold strand 4 tightly and knot strand 6 over and under strand 4. Pull strand 6 to the right to straighten. Refer to Diagram #13. Tie the middle strands together using a right hand basic knot to complete the first row. Refer to Diagram #14.
To begin the second row, start with outside strands and work toward the center. Repeat until the Bracelet is about 7" (18cm) long, or desired length to fit your wrist.

Finishing

Knot the yarn ends, then trim strands about 2" (5cm) from knot. Untape Bracelet from table. To wear Bracelet, knot strands through beginning loop.

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.
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Tips

1. Materials are sufficient to make multiple bracelets.

2. For each bracelet, choose any colors you like from the pack to be first, second and third colors.