How To Make Yarn Bracelets Using Braid Technique

Mar 11, 2023 | Homemade gifts, Macrame

Friendship bracelets are trending again. You can use embroidery floss to make a classic friendship bracelet or use yarn. Using yarn is a great way to use up your yarn stash.

 Follow our step-by-step tutorial, to learn how to make yarn bracelets.

How To Make Yarn Bracelets Using Braid Technique

 

What are Yarn Bracelets?

A yarn bracelet is a type of friendship bracelet. But instead of using embroidery floss, you use yarn. Both yarn bracelets and friendship bracelets are a form of macrame.

To make a yarn bracelet, you can weave, knot, or braid the strands of yarn together to create patterns. If you use thicker yarn, the patterns created will not be as intricate as those made with embroidery floss. To make more intricate patterns, you can use a thin yarn such as super fine or fine.

How to Make Yarn Bracelets

Choosing the Colours for a Yarn Bracelet

Yarn bracelets are often made to give as gifts to friends and family members. When designing your yarn bracelet, you can use your giftee’s favourite colours or choose from the colours below. Each colour has a different meaning.

 

  • 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 Yarn Bracelets

 

There are a few different techniques for how to make yarn bracelets. Today, I will show you the easiest way. It is made using a simple braiding technique.

The tutorial for how to make yarn bracelets below will teach you how to create a bracelet that must be tied on your wrist. To make a removable bracelet, you can use ribbon crimp ends with a jump ring and lobster clasp or another type of bracelet end of your choice.

Before you begin, you will need to gather a few basic supplies:

  • 3 Colours of Yarn
  • Scotch Tape or Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

 

 How to make a yarn bracelet tutorial: 

Braided Yarn Friendship Bracelets

Braided Yarn Friendship Bracelets by Adventure Of DIY Mom

 

  1.   Choose your 3 colours of yarn.
  2.   Cut your yarn pieces. You can use a single piece of each colour for a thinner bracelet, or several pieces for a thicker bracelet. For this tutorial, we are going to cut 5 strands of each colour. For an adult bracelet, cut the pieces 10 inches (25.4 cm) long. For a child, cut the pieces 8 inches (20.32 cm) long.
  3.   Line up all the yarn pieces by colour. So, you will have 5 of colour #1, 5 of colour #2, and 5 of colour #3.
  4.   Gather them together and tie a knot on one end. You will want the knot to be about 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) from the end.  
  5.   Tape the knotted end down onto your work surface.
  6.   Line up the colours of yarn. Colour A, Colour B, and Colour C. Divide the colours so there are 3 distinct sections.
  7.   Take the colour A section and cross it over colour B section.
  8. Take the colour C section and cross it over colour A section.
  9. Take the colour B section and cross it over colour C section.
  10. Take the colour A section and cross it over colour B section.
  11. Take the colour C section and cross it over colour A section.
  12. Take the colour B section and cross it over colour C section.
  13. Now your colours should be back in their original order. Continue repeating steps 7-12 until you reach your desired length.
  14. Finish the yarn bracelet by tying a knot on the end.

 

Learning how to make yarn bracelets is easy. It is a fun crafting project people of all ages can enjoy.

Above you learned one simple way how to make yarn bracelets. There are a few different techniques you can use. Once you practice working with yarn, try your hand at some additional how to make yarn bracelets techniques.

Here’s more bracelet ideas you can check out 

If you make out of these patterns, do share your works on my Facebook Page. I’d love to see them.

Hope you enjoyed this article on how to make yarn bracelets inspires you to make one. 

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