A hand is holding a ball of pink and green reclaimed chiffon ribbon yarn that has two wooden knitting needles sticking out of the top. The hand is wearing a fashionable pink knitted friendship bracelet.

Knit Your Bestie A Friendship Bracelet

Written by Alyssa Scott

Are you looking for a unique and sustainable way to show your best friend you care? Why not treat them to a handmade, totally customizable and easy knit friendship bracelet!

 

A bracelet that only takes 10 MINUTES to make!

There are so many ways that a friendship bracelet can be made, but the best way to show someone how much they mean to you is by starting with love. A handmade gift for your best friend is a beautiful gift with a personal touch, and something you can’t just buy off a shelf. Use this easy tutorial to create a bracelet for all your loved ones, they make great gifts for almost any occasion (especially National Friendship Day)

The i cord knitting technique is ideal for creating accessories, and any style of yarn can be used to create this one of a kind gift. The i cord technique is great for making bracelets or other accessories because it is simple and sturdy, as well as super quick to make! You don’t need a lot of experience to create this super simple project.

Materials:

Step 1:

Using a pair of double pointed knitting needles, cast on 3 sts.

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is sitting on a white counter. To the left, there are a pair of needles with 3 stitches attached to the needle.

Step 2:

Knit across

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is sitting on a white counter. To the left, there are a pair of needles with 3 stitches attached to the needle.

Step 3:

Do not turn your work, instead slide all 3 sts down to the other point of the knitting needle.
A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is sitting on a white counter. To the lower left of the ball is a pair of knitting needles, with 3 stitches slid off.

Step 4:

Your working yarn will now be coming from the opposite side of the work as you may be used to. With firm tension, knit across as normal.

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is sitting on a white counter. To the left, there are a pair of needles with 3 stitches attached to the needle.

Step 5:

Continue working step 3-4 until the bracelet reaches the desired length.

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is on the right side of the picture. In the center is a pair of knitting needles, with a pink knitted strand attached - this is the bracelet.

Step 6:

Bind off and break yarn.

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is on the right side of the picture. To the left is a pair of knitting needles, and in the center is the untied but finished pink knitted friendship bracelet.

Step 7:

Being careful not to twist, seam edges together to create bracelet and weave in ends.

A ball of pink and green chiffon ribbon yarn is on the right side of the picture. To the left is a pair of knitting needles, and in the center is the finished, circular, pink knitted friendship bracelet.

 

With this easy to follow tutorial, anyone can make a special gift for the important people in life. Use different colors of yarn to customize each bracelet, you can even add beads or charms for a personal touch.

Whether they’re near or far, celebrate national friendship day with your bff by giving them a special gift made by you!

A hand is giving a 'thumbs up' to the camera while wearing a fashionable pink knitted friendship bracelet. In the background of the picture is the ball of pink and green chiffon ribbbon, with two wooden knitting needles stuck in the top of the ball.

Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Alyssa Scott wearing a magenta top, a black cardigan and one of the prettiest smiles you've ever seen!.

Alyssa began working at Darn Good Yarn in the spring of 2021. She has been knitting and crocheting as a hobby since childhood. Alyssa graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies, with a minor in Social Justice