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Lesson: How to Prep & Finish Friendship Bracelets

How to prep your strings for knotting, plus our favorite simple way to finish FBs for easy on-and-off!

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step one

When making a standard size bracelet, cut yarn strands to 36".

How to Prep and Finish Friendship Bracelets

step two

Hold all strands together and tie a single knot 3" from the end. Tape down top of string with washi tape or pin knot to fabric with a safety pin.

How to Prep and Finish Friendship Bracelets

step three

Knot your bracelet until it's long enough to fit around your wrist.

How to Prep and Finish Friendship Bracelets

step four

Braid strands together, about 2.5". Knot the end of the braid and trim off excess.

How to Prep and Finish Friendship Bracelets

step five

Now for the other end: undo knot and braid strands together, about 2.5" or the same length as the braid at the other end. Finish braid with a knot and trim off excess.

Friendship Bracelets DIY New York

step six

Now your bracelet is easily removable for the shower, gym, sleep, pool, etc! Removing your bracelet when getting wet, sweaty or dirty will ensure the colors last and you can enjoy your bracelet for a long time!

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