Pictured Demonstration on Braiding a Two-color Fishtail Friendship Bracelet Pattern
Summary: Here shows a two-color braided friendship bracelet pattern. If you know how to do a 3-strand bracelet, then you can make this fishtail weave bracelet in quite easy way!
In my previous tutorial, I've showed How to Make a Two-Color Woven Fishtail Friendship Bracelet by using two working ends and two holding ends. Today, this two-color braided friendship bracelet pattern is a bit similar to that one in the appearance, but a far cry from the making method.
Supplies needed for braiding the friendship bracelets:
0.8mm Waxed Cord
How to start the braided friendship bracelet pattern?
Step 1: Prepare the cords and make a loop at center
1st, take the blue and orange waxed cords and cut 5 lengths for each cord, one 100cm strand and nine 80cm strands;
2nd, align one end of all cords and fold in half against the index finger;
3rd, pick out the longest cord and start to wrap around the middle 3cm part. Loop the part and secure with an overhand knot.
Step 2: Start to braid the fishtail pattern
1st, pin the loop on a desk and divide the two colors into two groups;
2nd, number the blue and orange cord ends (or marked with colorful threads in sequence as the last picture show);
3rd, direct the 1st blue cord end to the right side and then the 1st orange cord end to the left side;
4th, repeat the same process with the 2nd blue and orange cords, the 3rd, 4th…10th blue and orange ones;
5th, tighten the 1~10 cord ends of each cord in order;
6th, repeat the five processes above another more times;
7th, stop when get a comfortable length for the bracelet.
Step 3: Complete the bracelet
Tie an overhand knot at end. Keep 1cm for each cord end and trim off the excess.
The braided fishtail friendship bracelet pattern, an advanced version of a traditional three-strand braid, adds quite much amusement and possibility to friendship bracelets. Once you got the hang of this two-color fishtail braid friendship bracelet, you can work with more colors if you want to.