17 Friendship Bracelet Patterns

Group of simple handmade homemade natural woven bracelets of friendship on wooden background
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These free friendship bracelet patterns will show you how to make bracelets with zig-zags, Chinese ladder knots, chevrons, braids, twists, and many other kinds of designs. There are ones perfect for a beginner or children, and other patterns that are great for someone a little ambitious or wanting to make a more sophisticated friendship bracelet.

Friendship bracelets are traditionally made out of embroidery floss, but you'll find all sorts of variations in these tutorials, including bracelets made out of yarn, leather cord, fabric scraps, and other interesting materials. There are also a lot of ways to embellish them with items like tassels and even rhinestones.

It's an easy craft with quick results and before you know it, you'll find that you've made a whole armful of them.