This bracelet is appropriate for boys and girls. Use favorite colors and keep or share.
Children can show support for their school or a favorite sports team by selecting appropriate colors of embroidery floss or craft thread.
These make up quickly, so knot a bunch of bracelets to give as gifts or party favors. This also works as a rainy day activity at home or camp. A skein of embroidery floss costs less than a dollar, so this project is inexpensive as well.
Materials for a Macrame Bracelet
- Two or three skeins of embroidery floss in the desired colors
- Masking tape
Make a Double Chain Bracelet
- Select two or three colors for your bracelet.
- If you want a two-color bracelet, cut three 30” strands of both color. If you want a three-color bracelet, cut one 30” strand of each of three colors.
- Line up the strands. Don’t worry if they aren’t the exact same length.
- Hold the strands together and fold them in half.
- Create a small loop as you tie a knot within an inch of the folded end of the floss.
- Tape the knot and loop to a table or heavy book. Make sure the tape won’t ruin the surface of the furniture.
- Separate the strands of floss into two bundles. You will have one bundle of color A and one bundle of color B (depending on the colors you are using, you will decide which bundle is A and which one is B). If you are using three colors, divide the bundles so they each have one of each color.
- Grab the bundle of color A and fold it over the other bundle so the two colors together resembles the number “4”. (see photo)
- Take the tail of the bundle of color A, and wrap it under color B and then through the loop.
- Slide the knot up toward the knot taped to the table.
- Grab the bundle of color B and fold it over the bundle of color A so it resembles the number “4”.
- Take the tail of the bundle of color B, and wrap it under color A and continue through the loop.
- Repeat knotting the strings, alternating between color A and color B.
- Stop when you get to a length that wraps around your wrist, including a bit extra so when it’s knotted you can slide it over your hand to remove the bracelet.
- Remove the tape holding the bracelet to the table. Knot the ends together and trim extra string.
Once children get a hang of the knotting pattern, these bracelets can be finished quickly. Children can make numerous wristbands to wear or give to schoolmates, fellow campers, or friends attending their birthday party.