Fauxchét® Friendship Bracelet
Skill level: Beginner
Finished Size: One size (60 inches when stretched flat) length may vary.
Yarn: .25 oz. worsted 100% cotton yarn in two coordinating colors. A great use for leftover yarn.
Yarn Tool: easyloop® fauxchet® yarn tool
Extra Materials: Charms (decorative charms used for jewelry making); One Button that has a loop on the back (This type of button works better than the type of button that has holes in it for sewing).
Easyloop® Yarn Tool Tension: With easyloop® yarn tool, PULL NEEDLE BACK 1 inch and PUSH NEEDLE INTO LOOP 1 inch.
Gauge: 14 chain sts = 4 inches.
Stitches Used: FAUXCHÉT® CHAIN STITCH (using 2 strands of yarn held together).
Visit www.fauxchet.com for how-to videos of the stitches used in this pattern.
Special Techniques: Using 2 strands of yarn held together as one.
Tip: When stitching with two strands of yarn, hold them together as if they were one.
Design Tip: Use a variety of colors, charms and buttons to create your own personal friendship bracelets to share with friends and family!
Chain: With yarn tool threaded with a double strand of yarn, create a 1 inch slip knot 6 inches from end of yarn. Chain 175 stitches, being careful to make consistent stitches.
Attaching Charms: After creating 175 chain stitches, attach charms by inserting the needle tip into the loop on the charm and creating a chain stitch to secure charms to the chain.
Creating Buttonhole Loop: Create 5 more chain stitches after the last charm has been attached. To create a loop, insert the needle tip into the stitch along the chain in the desired location to fit your button and secure with a chain stitch. Create one additional stitch into the last stitch.
End work by cutting yarn 6 inches from yarn and pull yarn end to tighten the last stitch.
Finishing Buttonhole Loop: Cut yarn and weave ends in to the chain to conceal.
Attaching Button: Working at the other end of the chain (not the one with the buttonhole) insert one of the yarn strand ends through the loop on the back of the button and thread it through, pulling the button tight to the end of the chain. Using the other yarn strand end, tie a double knot behind the button and secure tightly.
End work by cutting yarn ends and pulling yarn ends to tighten the knot.
Finishing Button Attachment: Cut yarn and weave ends in to the chain to conceal. ♦
Styling: Wrap bracelet around wrist 6 or 7 times and secure with button.
The friendship bracelet is made with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool. The basic stitches and techniques can be learned in The Art of Fauxchét® E-Book. A link to download the E-BOOK, our how-to videos, and a written instruction booklet to get you started (with easy scarf patterns) are included with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool.