Written by Kate Curry
Who else made friendship bracelets in scouts or during summer camp? One of the best crafts that everyone can do and wear! We’ve used our lace weight silk yarn and our single-ply hemp to re-recreate this summer time favorite that you can make and wear all year round!
Lace Weight Silk Yarn (I used Exotic Rainbow)
Clipboard or tape
Step One: Measure out each strand to be 38” long and knot them together with a long tail.
Step Two: Tape the strands down to your work surface or use the clipboard.
Step Three: You should have four strands of yarn
Step Four: Using strand 1, make a forward knot on strings 2, 3, and 4. When you are done, strand 2 should be next in line.
Step Five: Using strand 2 ,make a forward knot on strands 3, 4, and 1.
Step Six: Continue the pattern with each strand until you have the length you need for your bracelet!
Step Seven: When finished, knot the end of the strands. You can either old-school tie on the bracelet and it will fall off after time, or you can add some jewelry clasps so you can keep your piece forever!
There are tons of other types of braiding and macrame techniques for you to try! We used the same yarn and used the spiral knot to make this funky little anklet!
For your bracelet or anklet, you can mix and match different colors and amounts of hemp and silk. For my bracelet I used 3 strands of hemp and 1 strand of silk, but for my anklet I used one strand of hemp and 6 strands of silk. Just have fun with it!