Your appearance will be more attractive if you wear a braid bracelet. Besides being easy to make, braid bracelets can be used as a substitute for other bracelets that are more expensive. The variety of braid bracelets is determined by the number of threads and the addition of beads or other decorations. Follow these steps if you want to learn to make braid bracelets.
Method 1 of 3: Three Thread Braid Bracelet
Step 1. Tie three different colored threads together
Choose three colors that look interesting when combined, for example: red, white, and yellow. Tighten the three threads and then make a knot about 2.5 cm from the end of the thread. If you choose two almost identical colors, such as navy and purple, they will look like one thread.
- Measure the thread at least twice the circumference of your wrist. The longer it is, the easier it will be to braid. Excess thread can be trimmed off when the bracelet is finished.
- Instead of yarn, you can braid colorful string.
Step 2. Cross the right thread over the middle thread
Thus, the right thread will be in the middle. According to the instructions in the video, the right brown thread will move to the center and the white thread that was in the middle will be on the right.
Hold the top end of the thread with the hand that isn't braiding or hold it in place using tape on the table or a pin in the fabric
Step 3. Cross the left thread over the middle thread
Now, the left red thread will move to the center and the brown thread that was in the middle will be on the left. Braid the yarn as if you were braiding your hair.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the yarn is braided
The size of the bracelet should match the circumference of the wrist. When the bracelet is long enough, tie a knot at the bottom, leaving 2.5 cm from the end of the thread.
Step 5. Tie both ends of the bracelet around the wrist
Method 2 of 3: Four Thread Braid Bracelet
Step 1. Choose a yarn color
A four-thread braid bracelet would be more interesting if it was made of two colors of two threads each, but you can use four of the same or different colors. Choose colors that you like, blue and purple, for example.
Step 2. Measure the length of the thread
Prepare four groups of yarn consisting of three yarns each. So you will need to prepare two groups of yarn each containing three blue threads and two more groups containing three purple threads each. Minimum thread size along the forearm from wrist to elbow to make it easier to braid and tie when finished.
Step 3. Make a knot at the end of the thread
Once knotted, secure the end of the thread with tape on the table or a pin in the fabric. Tie the ends of the threads together and arrange so that two threads of the same color are on the inside and two more threads of the same color are on the outside. In this case, two blue threads are inside and two purple threads are outside.
Step 4. Cross the outer thread over the inner thread
Cross the purple thread over the blue thread and then cross the purple thread over the blue thread. The purple threads should also cross each other. Now, the blue thread is on the outside and the purple thread is on the inside.
Step 5. Cross the outer thread over the inner thread again
Cross the leftmost blue thread over the nearest purple thread and cross the rightmost blue thread over the nearest purple thread. The two blue threads must also cross each other.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the bracelet is finished
Continue crossing the outer thread over the inner thread in alternating colors until it is long enough. Wrap the braid around your wrist to measure the length of the bracelet. Make the bracelet slightly longer than the circumference of your wrist.
Before joining the two ends of the thread, determine the correct size so that the bracelet is easy to remove and put on again, unless you want to tie and untie it if you want to put it on and take it off
Step 7. Make a knot at the end of the bracelet
After finding the right size, tie the two ends of the bracelet in a big knot. Trim the excess thread, but leave 2 inches (5 cm) so that both ends of the bracelet can be tied.
Step 8. Put on the bracelet you just made
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and show it to your friends.
Method 3 of 3: Braided Bracelet with Decoration
Step 1. Make a braid bracelet with beads
Beaded braid bracelets look more attractive because during braiding, you need to thread the beads before crossing the threads.
Step 2. Make a bracelet by winding the thread
This bracelet is made by wrapping a thread with two threads.
Step 3. Make a braid bracelet out of paper
This bracelet is made by braiding three sheets of thick paper instead of yarn.
Step 4. Make a braid bracelet with extra yarn
Start making this bracelet by braiding three threads as usual, then add one thread when the braid is section and add another thread when the braid is section.
- Press the end of the thread against the table with a fairly heavy object or hold it down with tape.
- To prevent knots from opening, apply clear polish and let dry.