DIY Chevron Friendship Bracelet โœ‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ—

Today’s DIY is a throwback to the old days! When I was a kid I used to love making bracelets of any kindย and I still do. I remember one day me and my friend Greta set up a little table on the sidewalk. We started making bracelets and gave them away for free to the people who were walking by โ˜บ๏ธ Itย may sound boring but it was actually so much fun back in the day ๐Ÿ˜›

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But anyway here is a tutorial for this bracelet. I decided to make an chevron pattern so here is what you need:

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  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • tape

Occorrente

  • fili di cotone
  • forbici
  • scotch

 

1. Cut several strings of embroidery floss (about 80cm/31 inches). I am using 3 colours here but the more strings you use, the wider the bracelet. Fold the strings in half and create a loopย just like in the picture. Secure the bracelet while you work on it. I suggest a clip board, I used tape at first but it became impossible to work with it so I tied it to a bench…you will see. Spread the strings out so that the colours are symmetric.

1. Taglia dei fili lunghi all’incirca 80cm. Ho usato 3 colori qui ma piรน fili hai, piรน largo sarร  il braccialetto. Piega i fili a metร  e fai un nodo in alto come nella foto. Tieni fermo il braccialetto con lo scotch. Io ho dovuto cambiare sistema perchรฉ continuava a sfilarsi quindi poi l’ho legato alla panca…vedrai dalle foto). Separa i fili in modo simmetrico.

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(The light was pretty bad today. I tried to edit the pictures but somehow the blue strings always look white so I wrote the colours next to the strings)
(La luce oggi non era delle migliori. Ho provato a modificare le foto ma il filo blu sembra sempre bianco quindi ho scritto i colori vicino ai fili)

2. Start with the left most string and make a knot over the second string, then pull it under and through the hole. Tighten and repeat once more. You will always have to make 2 knots overย each string, moving from left to right until you reach the center.
2.ย Comincia con il filo piรน a sinistra e fai un nodo con il secondo filo. Stringi forte e fallo un’altra volta. Farai sempre 2 nodi per ogni filo, muovendoti da sinistra a destra fino a quando arrivi al centro.

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3. Now as you can see, the first red string will be on the left. You are still working with the blue one so go ahead and make 2 knots on the white string.
3. Ora come puoi vedere, il primo filo a sinistra sarร  il rosso. Stai ancora lavorando con il filo blu quindi continua e fai 2 nodi sul primo filo bianco.

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4. Once you get to the center, stop. Leave the left side and start working on the right side. Remember: on the left side you will have 3ย strings in this order: red, white, blue. As you can see the first string we used (blue) is now in the middle. Now take the blue string on the right side and this time you will create a knot this way. As you can see on the picture before the “belly” ofย knot was on the left, now we have it on the right.
4. Quando arrivi al centro fermati. Lascia la parte sinistra e comincia a lavorare sulla destra. Ricorda: nella parte sinistra i 3 fili saranno in quest’ordine: rosso, bianco, blu. Come puoi notare, il primo filo che abbiamo usato (blu) ora รจ al centro. Prendi il filo blu all’estrema destra e fai la stessa cosa: 2 nodi. Questa volta perรฒ il nodo si farร  a specchio, come nell’immagine qua sotto. Confronta le due immagini (sopra e sotto) per capire meglio.
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5. Make 2 knots on the white string as well and stop. Look at the picture: now you have the 2 “blue” strings in the center. So go ahead and make 2 knots this way. You will notice that the 2 blue strings will switch side.
5. Fai due nodi sopra il filo bianco e fermati. Guarda la foto: ora hai i due fili “blu” al centro. Fai 2 nodi blu su blu in questo modo. Noterai che i due fili blu si scambieranno di posto.

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6. Now start over with the first string on the left side, which it’s going to be the red one. Keep doing this until the bracelet is long enough for your wrist.
6. Ora ricomincia con il primo filo che trovi a sinistra, sarร  il rosso.
Continua a fare nodi finchรฉ il braccialetto sarร  della lunghezza desiderata.

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Here Iย gave up with the tape and used the bench.
Qui ho rinunciato allo scotch e ho usato la panca.

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7. Finish the bracelet with a knot.
7. Finisci il braccialetto con un nodo.

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8. Now you can either finishย the bracelet the traditional way or just add a button.ย To do so, pick 2 strings, thread them to the holes and tighten them to secure the button in place. Then cut off any excess threads. That’s why I started with a loop, it makes it easier to take it off and on.
8. Ora puoi scegliere di chiudere il braccialetto con un semplice nodo o aggiungendoci un bottone. Per chiuderlo con un bottone devi solo scegliere due fili qualunque, inserirli nei buchi e fare un doppio nodo. Poi taglia i fili in piรน e hai finito!

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L a u r a

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5 thoughts on “DIY Chevron Friendship Bracelet โœ‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ—

  1. How cool! I use to make these bracelet as a child too, I wish I would’ve thought to give them away, because we ended up with so many of them laying around the house lol. My mom did not like that.

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