How to Make 3-strand Braided Friendship Bracelet out of String
Summary: This tutorial aims to, firstly, tutor green hands an easy way to make 3 string bracelet; secondly, to show the commonly seen method regarding how to make a clasp.
It is not wise to start braiding bracelets from complicated instructions, or you'll soon become frustrated in string bracelets making. My suggestion is to follow easy tutorials, like this one- a 3-strand friendship bracelet. Keep reading and you will know how easy it is.
Materials and tools for making 3-strand friendship bracelet:
1mm nylon threads in dark red and bright yellow colors
Instructions for making 3 string friendship bracelet:
Step 1: Make a clasp for a bracelet (the loop part)
1st, snip 2m red and yellow strings;
2nd, make 3cm snake knots at the center; the loop part is done.
Step 2: Braid the body of 3 string bracelet
1st, snip 2 pieces of 4m red strings; make double-string overhand knot at one end of snake knots;
2nd, start the 4-strand-braiding; symmetrically handle the other end of snake knots; control the length of string bracelets;
3rd, loop up snake knots, collect 4 strands (2 in red, 2 in yellow), and do 4-strand-braiding again (Notice: pick up 2 strands to make overhand knot to secure the loop before 4-strand-braiding).
Step 3: Do a closure part for a 3-strand friendship bracelet
1st, use simple overhand knots to cease braiding; allot center 4 strands into 2 groups, and each group goes into each side to form new group;
2nd, at each side do triple strand braiding, changing 6 strands into 1 strand;
3rd, use the braided strands to make simple square knot, trim off excess strings and melt ends with lighter.
Till now, the 3-strand braided bracelet has been finished. Have you learnt the skills about making the loop part and closure part of this 3 string friendship bracelets? If you have any doubts, feel free to leave me messages.