Made using plain knots with no tricky counting of stitches, this DIY friendship bracelet design is easy even for little hands to master.

May 11, 2015

What You'll Need: Tape measure, embroidery floss, scissors, tape or safety pin

Make It:

Friendship bracelet process
Credit: Peter Ardito
  1. Measure the circumference of your child's wrist. Multiply this number by 7 and cut embroidery floss to that length.
  2. Line up all the strings side by side, fold in half, and knot to create a small loop at the top.
  3. Tape or pin the loop to a secure surface.
  4. Have your child place the leftmost string off to one side while gathering the rest in one hand. Begin knotting with the outer thread, making a loop around the rest of the strings and pulling through (as shown). After about ten knots, have her continue the process using a different color of string from the bundle.

Originally published in the June 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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