How to Make a String Bracelet | Written Tutorial

Jun 1, 2021 | General Crafts, Macrame

Friendship bracelets are trending again. The hot craze from the 1980s has made a huge comeback and is not going away any time soon. Follow our step-by-step tutorial, to learn how to make a string bracelet.

These bracelets are fun and easy to make. And it is meditative. You can give them away to your friends or sell that at craft fairs. But before you can do any of that you need to know how to make a string bracelet.


What are Friendship Bracelets

A friendship bracelet is a handcrafted bracelet that is often made from embroidery floss. It is a type of macrame project. The bracelets have intricate patterns that are created by making knots.

The technique used is fairly simple and can be learned quickly. You do not need any special tools or equipment. And the materials you do need are inexpensive.

The friendship bracelets string are often made to give to friends and family. And the colours used have special meanings.

friendship bracelets string
The meaning of friendship bracelets string colours:
  • Black – Strong, Powerful, Confident, Mysterious
  • Blue – Loyal, Inspiring, Peace, Hope, Reliable
  • Brown – Reliable, Stable, Comforting, Loyal
  • Green – Responsible, Compassionate, Hopeful
  • Orange – Energetic, Happy, Joyful, Excitement
  • Pink – Kind, Affectionate, Love, Enthusiastic
  • Purple – Sophisticated, Friendly, Luxurious, Strong
  • Red – Honest, Passionate, Adventurous, Love
  • White – Kind, Truthful, Transparent, Clarity
  • Yellow – Cheerful, Friendly, Creative, Optimistic

How to Make a String Bracelet

how to make a string bracelet

There are many different techniques for making a string bracelet. Today, we will show you one of the most popular string bracelet patterns.

Before you begin making friendship bracelets string, you will need to gather a few basic supplies:

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making a String Bracelet:

how to make friendship bracelets
  1. Choose 3 colours. Use the guide above or use your friend’s favourite colours.  
  2. Cut 2 pieces 32” long from each colour of floss. We will call these colours A, AA, B, BB, C, and CC.
  3. Line up all the floss together and tie a knot on one end. You will want the knot to be about 1” from the end.
  4. Tape the knotted end down onto your work surface.
  5. Line up the colours of floss. A, B, C, AA, BB, CC
  6. You will start working from the left. Take thread A and fold it over thread B creating a 4.
  7. Take the tail of A and wrap it under B.
  8. Pull the tail through the hole created in step 6. And tighten the knot.
  9. Repeat steps 6 and 7. Each thread will have 2 knots.
  10. Now, place B over to the left.
  11. Repeat the process by working your way across each thread. Continue with thread A until it is on the right-hand side. So, the next step is A over C.
  12. Once A is all the way over, repeat the process. This time you will begin by taking B and folding it over C.
  13. Continue with each tread. Stripes will begin to form.
  14. Repeat the steps until you have the desired length.
  15. Finish the bracelet by tying a knot on the end.

After learning how to make a string bracelet, make as many different color of thread as you like and gift them to your friends and family.

Learning how to make string bracelets is an easy project that almost anyone can do. There are many types of friendship bracelet patterns available. The string bracelet pattern we used is a simple pattern that produces a striped bracelet. It is one of the most common types of friendship bracelets you will see.  

Here’s more bracelet ideas you can check out String Bracelet Patterns, Crochet Bracelet Patterns and Wedding Crochet Flower Bracelet. You might also want to check How to Make Friendship Bracelets for Beginners and How To Make Yarn Bracelets Using Braid Technique.

Friendship bracelets are fun to make and can be completed quickly. All you need is some embroidery floss, tape, scissors and a ruler. Now that you know how to make a string bracelet, make one for all your friends.



Use the search bar to find crafting ideas.

Popular Crafting Posts

Our Latest Crafting Posts

12 How to Make An Origami Fox Tutorials

12 How to Make An Origami Fox Tutorials

Here's something for all the fox lovers out there (and I hope there's a ton of you as these little animals are adorable) – a fun collection of tutorials on how to make an origami fox! Whether you choose to make a seated fox or just a fox head, you'll have a blast...

Best DIY Hobbies for Creative Minds

Best DIY Hobbies for Creative Minds

Engaging in DIY hobbies is not just a fun way to spend time; it's a journey into self-expression, innovation, and the joy of creating something with one's own hands. You'll find immense satisfaction in seeing a blank canvas turn into a masterpiece, a pile of fabric...

10 Garden Quilt Patterns

10 Garden Quilt Patterns

Whether you have fond memories of the Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Pattern or you simply like the vintage spirit of scrap quilts, these garden quilt patterns will be an absolute delight. With summer on a slow move towards the cozier days of fall and winter, is...

20 Macrame Dream Catcher Patterns

20 Macrame Dream Catcher Patterns

Legend has it that dream catchers can trap bad dreams. While we can't guarantee you'll only have pleasant dreams from here on out, creating your own macrame dream catcher is a great project. It's a beautiful piece of art you can hang in your home, and it's fun to...

45 Creative Pottery Painting Ideas

45 Creative Pottery Painting Ideas

Pottery painting is a calming way to express your creativity while adding a personal touch to everyday items. I think there is something magical about turning a plain ceramic piece into a striking piece of artwork. Whether you are an experienced painter or someone...

27 Crazy Quilt Patterns

27 Crazy Quilt Patterns

Are you a quilter looking for a fun and creative way to assemble quilts? Consider trying crazy quilt patterns. I am intrigued by crazy quilt patterns. Unlike traditional quilts, crazy quilts feature irregular shapes. These types of quilts provide you with a unique...