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How to Make String Bracelets: 9 String Bracelet Patterns

Check out these bracelet patterns for beginners!

By: Kelly Spence, Editor,
How to Make String Bracelets 9 String Bracelet Patterns

Who says you have to have fancy beads and expensive tools to make cool jewelry? Sometimes the very best accessories are made from the simplest materials, like friendship bracelets! This collection of 9 String Bracelet Patterns for beginners will show you how to make string bracelets of all kinds, from simple braided string bracelet designs to more intricate knotted patterns.

There's no reason you have to splurge on expensive materials to make hot DIY accessories. These simple string bracelet patterns use basic embroidery floss and cord that can be picked up at your local craft store for a few bucks, which means you can afford to make them for yourself and all your friends.

If you've never tried learning how to make string bracelets, you'll be amazed at how easy these bracelets can be. No pliers, cutters, or other special tools are required with these simple string bracelet patterns, making them perfect kids' crafts or beginner jewelry projects. Simply grab your embroidery floss, string, thread, or cord, and start knotting up a storm! Soon you'll have a stack of string bracelet patterns perfect for a summer arm party.

Classic Spiral Friendship Bracelet

Classic Spiral Friendship Bracelet

If you're looking to learn how to make string bracelets in the traditional sense, then try this classic friendship bracelet pattern. This is one of the easiest ways to make string bracelets and is great for kids and adults alike. Use embroidery floss alone, or use T-shirt yarn as a base to give this bracelet some stretch.

Revamped Friendship Bracelet

Revamped Friendship Bracelet

What could be easier than making braided string bracelets? These effortless accessories are some of the easiest string bracelet designs around, but they still look super chic and trendy. Combine different shades of string in the same hue to create the faux "tie-dye" effect shown!

Friendship Bracelet Bangles

Friendship Bracelet Bangles

For an updated version of more traditional friendship bracelet designs, try this bangle bracelet idea. Revamp some old plastic bangles by knotting embroidery floss around them as this tutorial shows.

Friendship Tube Bracelet

Friendship Tube Bracelet

This tutorial teaches you how to make string bracelets using a "half knot twist" technique, one of the simplest macrame knots. The result is a set of stunning, stackable knockoff bracelets that look as good as the high-end originals!

Crochet Beaded Friendship Bracelet

Crochet Beaded Friendship Bracelet

String bracelets can be made in a variety of ways—even with crochet! A crochet hook probably isn't the first thing you'd think to reach for when looking to make friendship bracelets, but the clean and uniform look of these crocheted embroidery floss bracelets might have you reconsidering.

Wavy Friendship Bracelet

Wavy Friendship Bracelet

Swap out your embroidery thread for rattail cord to give these squiggly string bracelets some structure. They look pretty complicated, but all it takes is some careful knotting to make these amazing string bracelets.

Stylish Strung Sequin Bracelet

Stylish Strung Sequin Bracelet

Looking for a super versatile friendship bracelet pattern? These Stylish Strung Sequin Bracelets can be made in minutes, and you can swap out the colors to make endless patterns!

Pastel Rope Bracelet

Pastel Rope Bracelet

Friendship bracelet patterns aren't the only bracelets you can make out of string. For a grown-up version that goes well with any chic outfit, try this Pastel Rope Bracelet! It's a Kate Spade knockoff that's easy to make. 

Ombre Wrapped DIY Bangles

Ombre Wrapped DIY Bangles

Why settle for wearing one strung bracelet when you can wear a handful? These Ombre Wrapped DIY Bangles will give a fun pop of color to any outfit. Wear one for a minimalist look or stack 'em for a bold statement!

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