How to Make Friendship Bracelets

Get a child interested in crochet with this traditional friendship bracelet. Soon they’ll be ready for (and wanting) their hooks!


Step 1 Start by tying at least three strands of yarn together (we used six). Secure them to a table with tape or tie to a doorknob or other sturdy object.


Step 2 Wrap the far left thread (Strand 1) around the thread immediately to its right (Strand 2).
Loop it over the front of Strand 2, then around the back and up through the loop you created, as shown. Pull the end to tighten Strand 1 into a knot. Repeat across the strands.


Step 3 Repeat Step 2 using strand 2, tying new knots below the existing ones and pulling them snug up against the previous row of knots.


Step 4
Continue making rows of knots across the strands until the bracelet is the right length.
Then tie the loose ends of your strands into a knot and trim them off neatly.
When the bracelet is long enough, tie the ends together in a knot and cut off the excess yarn.