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DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet

It’s time to make our very own friendship bracelets! Do you remember the CrazLooms craze? It was a big hit, but quickly disappeared. The advantage with embroidery string bracelets, is that they are never ever out of fashion! We love Hipanema‘s cool bracelets which are made with inspirational beads and embroidery. Today, we also want to make our very own special DIY bracelets for ourselves. After the simple yet classic friendship bracelets, we wanted to create a slightly more sophisticated bracelet… with hearts!

Hope you love it!

What you will need:
–  Embroidery thread (2 different colors)
– Scissors
– Clip & hardcover book or rigid cardboard / safety pin

To ease making friendship bracelets for kids, we recommend cutting a piece of stiff cardboard to keep the bracelet base in place and each stitch more organized on the bottom. This step is optional, we can also use a safety pin to hold the bracelet in place during its creation.

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Cut 4 strands approximately 70 centimeters each, two of each color.  Fold strings in half forming a knotted loop with 8 strings.   Now we can arrange each string on the cardboard with alternating colors.  The order is one black string, one red string, one black string, one red string and one red string, one black string, one red string and one black string: a total of 8 strings. We begin with the V pattern also known as the chevron pattern. With the first thread on the left start by making double knots on three consecutive strings. Then we do the same on the right side. When the two black strings arrive in the middle, double knot them together.  Here’s our first V. We continue the same with the next row starting with the red string to create two Vs, one black and one red. Remember to always double knot!
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Now we are ready to create the hearts … We take the second string  on the left (red) and this time we knot on the black string towards the left  (always double knots!). With the second string on the left (black) we double knot on two consecutive strings. Then we do the same on the right side. When two black strings arrive in the middle we double knot them together. Here is the top part of the heart.

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We continue the same stitches on the next row. We take the second string on the left (black) and this time around we knot twice on the red string to the left. With the second string on the left (red) we double knot on two consecutive strings. Then we do the same on the right side. When both red strings arrive in the middle we double knot the two red strings. Here is the top of the heart! Now repeat the 4 rows from the beginning starting again with the chevron V stitch! With a little patience, after a few minutes you will have a gorgeous heart friendship bracelet that’s relatively easy to make. Before you know it you’ll be able to make these heart bracelets without even following the images!

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Happy Summer!

Bracelet DIY Bracelets Brésiliens

Bracelet DIY Bracelets Brésiliens

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