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(( Beginner Tutorial )) How to Make the Candy Stripe Bracelet

This tutorial is dedicated to pattern #1.

Table of contents
1. Introduction
2. Prepare Strings
3. Tie the Bracelet
    3.1. Step 1
    3.2. Step 2
    3.3. Step 3
    3.4. Step 4
    3.5. Step 5
4. Alternative tutorial 1: Using 4 strings
    4.1. Step 1
    4.2. Step 2
    4.3. Step 3
    4.4. Step 4
    4.5. Step 5
5. Alternative 2: Candy stripe with 6 strings
6. Alternative 3:
7. Alternative 4 by turtles004
8. Videos


This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to tie normal pattern #1, the striped and easiest one. If you want a printer-friendly version in PDF, click here.

Prepare Strings

To make this bracelet, you will need yarn or embroidery thread in different colors. In this example I've used 8 strings. The length should be about 65" if you fold the strings in half. If not, then 30". Above you see a solution for starting.

Tie the Bracelet

Step 1

Start with the string on the left. Make a forward knot as the picture shows, and tighten it.

Step 2

If you've done it right, it will look like this.

Step 3

Continue to make forward knots with the same string on the next string in line. Do so on every string until you've made one row.

Step 4

Now you take the string out on the left again, and do the exact same thing as in steps 1 to 3.

Step 5

After two rows it looks like this. Go back to step 1 and continue like that in the same way until the bracelet is long enough.

Alternative tutorial 1: Using 4 strings

Step 1

Cut two strings of different color, about 65" long each. Next fold them in half to make about a 1/4 inch loop at the top.
Arrange your strings like this: 1234. Let's say color one is strings 1 and 3, and color 2 is strings 2 and 4.

Step 2

Tie a FK (forward knot) with string 1 over 2, 3 and 4. Now the strings will be in the order 2341.

Step 3

Tie a FK with string 2 over 3, 4 and 1. The strings will be ordered 3412 after this step.

Step 4

Tie a FK with string 3 over 4, 1 and 2. Your strings will now be arranged as 4123.

Step 5

Tie a FK with your string 4 over strings 1, 2 and 3. Your strings should now be in the same order as you started.

Repeat steps 2 to 5 until the bracelet is long enough.

Alternative 2: Candy stripe with 6 strings

Bracelet: Diagonal/Candy Stripe.
Difficulty: Very Easy.
Looks good with: Any number of strings (6+ looks best).
What you need: 6 strings, all different colors. Strings should be 2 - 2.5 feet. (24-30 in.)
This tutorial will teach with: 6 strings, 6 different colors.
You need to know how to do: Forward Knots (f/k). REMEMBER: TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!
It helps that you know how to make the: The Diagonal/Candy Stripe on this website.
Other Info: This is the basic friendship bracelet and is very quick to make.

Step 1. Lay your strings out in this order: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple. (Or your colors)

Step 2. Tie a f/k with the red string on orange. Then tie anther F/K with red on yellow. Repeat this until red has been tied all the way across the other strings. Remember to tie double knots. Now red should be on the right side of your strings.

Step 3. Tie a f/k with orange on yellow. Repeat this until orange has tied all the way across your strings (including the red string) This should make the order of strings: Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Orange. Repeat these steps with the other strings until the bracelet is as long as you like. This is the basic friendship bracelet. I hope it works for you! Comment if you have any questions, concerns, quibbles or comments. I'll be glad to help you! Send me a private message to user "monkshood". Thanks! Please comment! Here are some links to my Diagonal/Candy Stripes:

My 5 stringed Sweets Candy Stripe.

My 8 stringed Rainbow Candy Stripe.

My 4 stringed Lime Water Candy Stripe.


Alternative 3:

You need any amount of strings (6 looks best) that are all different colors. Number 123456.
Step 1. Take string 1 and make a foward knot on string 2. Now the order is 213456.
Step 2. Take string 1 and make a foward knot with string 3. Now the order is 231456.
Step 3. Keep doing that with string 4,5,and 6 so that string 1 is last. Now the order is 234561.
Step 4. Repeat step 1 - 3 with string 2. When you're done with that, do all the other strings. That's how you make the bracelet!

Alternative 4 by turtles004

How to make a rainbow colored candy striped friendship bracelet

1=red 2=orange
3=yellow 4=green
5=blue 6=purple

Step 1:You start with embroidery floss. Set it up like 123456123456. When you are starting the bracelet it will look like this

Step 2:So what you do is take the to reds and make a forward knot then take the red that you just did a forward knot with and make a forward knot onto the orange then another forward knot with the red onto the yellow then make a forward knot with the red onto the rest of the colors.

Step 3:Now you take the orange and make a forward knot on the yellow, green,blue,purple,red,orange,yellow,green,blue, and the purple.

Step 4:You keep on making forward knots on the colors with the first string on the left


[p]Thanks to Stefan for this video.


The original author of this tutorial is Stefan, but it has also been edited by Foz, Jeckle, Sareana, WiccanMama, AdiK, HarleyMama23, gracebri, Kestrel, Alicat, K4yk4y101, Kair5, mysterytour and Masha_Knots. The tutorial was last updated 7 months ago.

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