We are going to teach you:
- how to finish your bracelet with braids;
- how to alternate heart colors;
- and how to hack the tutorial to make a bracelet in half the time
I think you’re going to be just as in love with this pattern as I am! Let’s explore and see. 🙂
Materials for the Bracelet
- Omegacryl yarn or embroidery floss (two colors for each bracelet);
- Tape measure;
- Tape or safety pin.
To begin, cut a total of eight 32-inch strands of two different colors. Tie the strands together about 3 inches from the end, then secure the knot with tape or a pin.
Bracelet Step 1
Step 1: Arrange the strands in the following order: A B A B B A B A. The “A” color will be the color of your hearts if you’re not alternating heart colors, so make sure to adjust the order of the colors accordingly.
Bracelet Step 2
Step 2: Begin by knotting two chevrons. To learn how to do this as well as the correct way to tie knots, refer to the tutorial here.
Bracelet Step 3
Step 3: Take the second strand from the left and tie it around the left-most strand with a four knot in reverse. Repeat this action to finish the knot. It is important to remember that each friendship bracelet knot consists of two knots.
Tie the right-most strand with a 4 knot moving forwards, then repeat with the second strand from the right.
Bracelet Step 4
Step 4: Leave the strands you just knotted at the top of your bracelet and add a chevron to the six strands in the middle.
Bracelet Step 5
Step 5: Repeat the same process that you used in step 3 by knotting the second-outermost strands around the outermost strands. When you have completed this, you will have reached the top of your heart!
Bracelet Step 6
Step 6: Just like the step 4, let the two outermost strands remain at the top and add a chevron to the six remaining strands. This will form the middle of your heart shape.
Bracelet Step 7
Finally, complete your heart by weaving the two outermost strands in a full chevron pattern. Your heart is now finished!
Bracelet Step 8
To keep the same color hearts, add a chevron row, then follow steps 3-7 and repeat. Keep going until you have around 13 hearts and finish off the bracelet with two more chevron rows.
Bracelet Step 9
If you want to switch up the colors of your hearts in your bracelet, just add two rows of chevron instead of one before continuing on with step 3! That’s all it takes. Because the additional rows make the bracelet longer, you only need to use around 10-11 hearts to get the desired length.
Bracelet Step 10
To complete your friendship bracelet, begin by making a 2.5” braid and securing it with a knot. Once you have done this, undo the starting knot and braid that end too.
Bracelet Step 11
If you want to make a friendship bracelet with thicker, larger hearts that takes less time, double the amount of yarn and use two strands together for each strand. This will make the bracelet twice as thick and only 8 hearts are needed to get the desired length. Additionally, you could try alternating colors for a more interesting look.
Voilà! With some practice, you’ll soon master the art of making heart friendship bracelets. Not only are they a great way to show your friends how much you care, but they make the perfect Galentine’s Day gift – our Friendship Bracelet Kit is a great choice. Make sure to rock your bracelet on February 14th!