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How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with a Simple Sliding Knot


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August 15, 2017

Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - finished braceletThis is the easiest of friendship bracelets to make, consisting of just a single plait. But with the addition of a sliding knot, which is easier to do than you would think, it can also be taken on and off. Add a couple of pretty beads too if you like.

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Supplies:

  • 6 lengths of embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • 2 large holed beads
Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - thread
 
Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - bright pink beads
 

Steps:

  1. Cut 6 lengths of embroidery floss, long enough to fit around your wrist plus about 12 inches.
  2. Tie a knot several inches from one end.
  3. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - tie a knot several inches from one end
     
  4. Separate into three lots of two.
  5. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - separate into three strands
     
  6. Cross the left strands over the middle strands, then the right strands over the middle strands and keep doing this until your plait is long enough to fit around your wrist. Then tie a knot again.
  7. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - begin braiding
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - tie a knot at the end
     
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  8. Tie another knot next to it, but do not pull it tight.
  9. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot
     
  10. Thread the other end of the bracelet through this knot.
  11. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - thread other end through the knot
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - braided end through loose knot
     
  12. Now you can pull the knot tight.
  13. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - know pull knot tight
     
  14. Slide the threads through this knot to make the bracelet bigger or smaller.
  15. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - bracelet made smaller
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - slide thread through knot to change size
     
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  16. If you like you can pretty it up with some beads.
  17. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - large holed beads
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - add beads if you like
     
  18. Tie big knots behind the beads to stop them slipping off, and trim the ends.
  19. Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - tie big knots to keep beads on and then trim
     
    Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - trimmed ends on finished bracelet
     
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