Friendship bracelets are the tried and true, old-fashioned way of saying ‘thanks for being my friend’. We swapped them as kids, but why did we stop? Rather than buying bangles and gifts at the store, try making your own unique and personalized bracelets for friends. They can be very easy to make and require only a few materials. They’re ideal projects to work on when you’re just sitting around by yourself or with a group of friends chatting it up. And if you give them as gifts, they’ll be treasured all the more.
Knotted and Wrapped Bracelets
Gather some colorful yarn and start knotting and wrapping it into a cute design. Many basic friendship bracelets start out like this, so revive those memories from childhood with these cute but modern patterns. The Homemade Charm Bracelet is a fresh take on an old look. Add a bit of chain into the knot work of this bracelet. Or work your magic to create some fun Chain Bangle Bracelets. These are perfect as summer accessories!
Incorporate beads into your friendship bracelets for that little bit of extra detail. This fun and funky Beaded Wrap Bracelet will take a little more time than your usual friendship bracelet, but it’s definitely worth the work. Created this woven Beaded Friendship Bracelet for your buddy and add on some meaningful charms or beads in their favorite color. For something a little less chunky and little more refined, try crafting the Grown Up Friendship Bracelet with simple colors and pearl beads.
With yarn and needles in hand, you can whip up some very easy friendship bracelets. Make a chunky braid using the very simple Keeland Bracelet pattern. If you have several different yarn colors on hand, you can create these cute Friendship Bracelets. Add a button or charm to the side for a little something extra. And for something that’s very plain but has some pop, knit Binglebangles. They’re sleek and simple, and you can’t make just one.