Friendship bracelets can be made in a variety of ways—even with crochet! This crocheted friendship bracelet design is perfect for a pair of yarn-loving pals. Hook up a whole bunch of bracelets in your pal’s favorite colors, or stack them all up on your own wrist for an awesome arm party.
2.5mm crochet hook
6 strand embroidery thread
30 size 6 glass beads
large sewing needle small enough to go through the beads
sl st: slip stitch
Thread 30 seed beads onto your embroidery floss.
Row 1: Leave a 7-8 inch tail. Ch. 39. Turn.
Row 2: Sl st in back ridge of the 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch. 1. Sl st in each of next 4 st. Sl st a bead in each of next 30 st. Sl st next 4 st. Turn. The bead part isn’t as hard as it sounds. Push each bead tightly to the work before inserting your hook into the stitch to complete the slip stitch. The bead should now be on the right of your hook, while the unused beads continue to be on the left of the hook (for right-handers).
Row 4: Ch 1. Sl st in each st across. Leave a 7-8 inch tail and fasten off.
Now you have the body of the bracelet with two tails on the same side of the bracelet. Cut three lengths of embroidery floss, each about 14-15 inches (twice the length of a tail). Loop one of the strands on the end with the tails, and loop the other two strands on the other end so you have four “tails” on each end of the bracelet. You can use a lark’s knot or just tie it however you need to secure it to the body.
Now work a 4-way braid on each end. The length of the braid is up to you—it’ll depend on whether you want to make the bracelet adjustable or just tie the ends together. If you want to make the ends adjustable, you’ll have to create a macramé knot (or a series of square knots) to hold the two ends together.
For mine, I ended the braids with a knot, added a couple more beads and tied another knot to hold them in place. The finishing touches are completely up to you!