This popular style of friendship bracelet uses a very easy weaving technique. If you want to make a really wide bracelet, weave two bracelets and then sew them together using embroidery thread and needle.
Woven Bracelets look really good in strong, bold colours like red and yellow, purple and blue or even black and white. When weaving this bracelet, hold the threads tightly, otherwise the threads will unwind and you will have to start all over again!
Cotton Knitting Yarn
Cotton knitting yarn, Electrical tape and Scissors.
Cut two threads in one colour and two in another, each 80cm (31in) long. Fold them in half and tie the ends by the fold in a knot, 5cm (2in) from the top. Fasten the threads to your work surface with tape close to the knot. Arrange the threads in colour pairs.
Start with the far right pair of threads (in this project they are blue) and take them under the blue pair and purple pair next to them, then back over the purple pair. Leave them in the middle, as shown.
Take the pair of purple threads on the far left that you have not used yet. Take these threads under the purple and blue pairs next to them, then back over the blue pair. Leave the purple pair in the middle.
Pull the pairs of threads up tightly to the top. Then go back to the blue pair of threads on the far right and repeat steps 2 and 3 until the bracelet is long enough to fit around your wrist.
Tie the threads in a knot at the end of the weaving. Snip the looped threads at the top of the braid. You can leave the ends as they are or plait them.
If you have lots of patience and reams of chunky cotton yard or knitting wool you can make a woven belt. Take your waist measurement and cut lengths of yearn that are three times the size of your waist measurement. If you want long lengths of loose threads at the ends, cut them a little longer. Make your woven belt following the instructions for Woven Bracelet.