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Free Friendship Bracelet Patterns Online

Updated on May 31, 2018
Friendship Bracelets Made by Traci Lawson
Friendship Bracelets Made by Traci Lawson | Source

The Lure of the Friendship Bracelet

Teens and young girls having been making friendship bracelets for their best and really close friends for years. Years ago a friendship bracelet was a few pieces of colorful string that you wore tied on your wrist that was made for you by your friend. It was special because your friend made it just for you. The concept hasn't changed but the design has come a long way.

Nowadays there is a large range of designs for friendship bracelets from a simple braided style to one with curves and dips with many colors incorporated in it. Not only do you still make it for your friend but it is still one of the most inexpensive crafts you can make. Friendship bracelets are typically made from several different materials: embroidery floss, gimp, beads, hemp, leather and wire. The most popular material used to make a bracelet is embroidery floss.

Even the rich and famous are taking notice of friendship bracelets these days. They are still friendship bracelets but with a grown-up twist. These grown-up friendship bracelets are made of rhinestones and woven cotten bands. The designers of these grown-up friendship bracelets were inspired by the friendship bracelets of their own childhood days.

Of course, these adult bracelets come with a heftier price tag, starting at about $150, than the ones we wore when we were children. If you would like a look at some of the beautiful grown-up friendship bracelets visit friedaand nellie.com.


Embroidery floss is used to make these bracelets
Embroidery floss is used to make these bracelets | Source

Free Pattern Websites

When you first begin making friendship bracelets for your friends you will need a few different patterns to try. After all you don't want to make the same bracelet for everyone. So I included a few website tha6 you just might want to visit to find the styles you would like to make. Enjoy!

knotcool.com

This website has a wonderful selection of friendship bracelet patterns. They come is three different difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The patterns are appealing and look to be geared towards teens and preteens. There is a great variety of patterns to choose from. The directions were clear and easy to understand.

makingfriends. com

They have a great selection of patterns and the instructions are easy to follow and understand. The difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced.

parentingteens.about.com

This website is clearly geared towards teens. There is a delightful variety of types and patterns that teens will find appealing. The craft level ranges from beginner to advanced and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

mahalo.com

This wesite has some wonderful videos on how to make a friendship bracelet. There are many videos to choose from. The directions are terrific. Some people need to see something made before they can make it. It is hard for some people to follow written directions. If you or your child is one of these people this website is for you.

artistshelpingchildren.org

Another good website with a terrific selection. The patterns offered are clear, easy to follow and quite colorful. The directions are easy to follow.

how-to-make-jewelry

The name makes this website self explanatory. There are some beautiful patterns for embroidery floss bracelets.

kaboose.com

I included this website because of the wonderfully clear step by step instructions for an Easy Braided Friendship Bracelet for beginners. This is a great bracelet for the younger girl to make.


Beginning a Friendship Bracelet
Beginning a Friendship Bracelet | Source

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      blackbutterflys, you are welcome. I'm glad you enjoy looking through them.

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      blackbutterflys 

      5 years ago

      these are really cool thanks for showing us how to make them

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Maha

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      Maha 

      5 years ago

      Great. Good effort.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      lisa, I don't know why it's not working for you. After I read your comment I checked out the web site and it came up as normal. Hope you can get on it next time you try.

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      lisa 

      6 years ago

      koolknot.com doesn't bring up a page for me anymore

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      yoshie, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

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      yoshie 

      6 years ago

      thank you i love it!it help me learn some thing new.

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      lpkp 

      6 years ago

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      jaszmine, koolknot.com is a terrific website that has a level for everyone. It is a good place to start.

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      jaszmine  

      7 years ago

      i personally like knotcool.com due it having bracelets specifically designed for beginning, intermediate,and advanced, as well as numbers and letters. that's whi i recommed knotcool.com as the website to visit

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Steve, they're a lot of fun. The kids love them. Thanks for dropping by.

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      SteveoMc 

      7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Always looking for fun activities to do with my grand daughter. These look really neat.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Bess, under the heading free pattern website is a listing of the website that contain many, many adorable free patterns for friendship bracreltes. These websites were chosen because of their large variety of style and clear, concise patterns. I am sure you will find a friendship bracelet pattern that you will want to make on one of them. Thanks for visiting.

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      Bess888 

      7 years ago

      Where are the patterns all i see is string and where to buy stuff?

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, legendindia. I found most of these sites when I was looking for patterns for the girls in my class to use. I think there is a great selection. Thanks for you comments.

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      legendindia 

      7 years ago

      This is a nice and great hub.I like friendship bracelet. At modern time teen and young girls like making and tie friendship bracelets to each other. you have a great pattern for bracelets.

      www.artoflegendindia.com

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks froggyfish, I will be making them with the students again this year. They love making them and it's good for their fine motor coordination.

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      frogyfish 

      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Wow! Memories...my girls used to make them...now I have a granddaughter who just might be interested...will bookmark your page to show her. Thank you!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      bd, I can remember have a great time with my friends making these. They seem to have a better selection of patterns these day. Thanks for stopping by.

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      bd160900 

      7 years ago from San Diego

      I remember when making these bracelets were the "in" thing to do. Brings back memories. Thanks for the hub!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks PassinitAlong. I started looking up directions because my students were interested in making some. It seemed like a good idea to use the information for a hub. By the way, the kids (teenagers) had a ball.

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      PassinItAlong 

      7 years ago

      This is such a fun hub, thank you for all the little tips and sites; i may get back into making these.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Statikpulse, thank you for the tip. I looked at the site and you are right it is a good site. Thanks for stopping in.

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      Statikpulse 

      7 years ago from Saskatoon, SK

      another great site is friendship-bracelets.net

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