Learn how to make a chevron friendship bracelet with the help of the step-by-step tutorial. We also include a free chevron bracelet pattern and a detailed video tutorial in case you are making this for the first time.
If you follow my blog or social media, you know that I love making, wearing, and gifting bracelets. We created and published several tutorials on how to make bracelets before. But I recently realized that I have never posted any friendship bracelet-making tutorials.
Actually, unlike in the United States, making friendship bracelets is not that popular in my country. However, I loved making bracelets for my friends, although I never made them on friendship day.
But who says you have to wait for Friendship Day to give a gift to a friend or loved one, right? You can make these cute and colorful chevron bracelets for almost any occasion, friendship day, birthday, anniversary; pretty much for any special day or occasion.
I thought of making a beginner-friendly friendship bracelet pattern and this chevron bracelet pattern is one of the easiest and simplest friendship bracelet patterns. So, even if you are a complete beginner, you can make one or two following our tutorial.
Beginners often make mistakes when making new crafts, I want to tell you that “It’s ok to fail”. The materials for this craft are really cheap. If you’re using ordinary embroidery floss or yarns, the cost of making 1 chevron bracelet won’t cross $2 because you’ll have plenty of supplies left after making 1 bracelet. So don’t hesitate if you fail several times.
How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet
List of Supplies
- A pair of scissors
- Clear tape
- Embroidery floss or yarn (of different colors)
Chevron Friendship Bracelet Pattern Chart
For a better understanding of the chevron pattern and the strand measurements, check out the free chevron friendship bracelet pattern template.
Instructions to Make Chevron Bracelets
Step 1: Preparing the Strands
Once you learn the basic measurement steps of making a chevron bracelet you can use as many colors or strands as you like to make one. Follow the pattern chart to prepare the strands for the chevron bracelet. For a better understanding of the bracelet-making steps, we’re using shorter strands.
We have prepared 3 strands of 3 different colors and each is 20 inches long. We then hold all 3 strands together evenly and fold them in half neatly.
Step 2: Preparing the Bracelet Closure-Loop
Attach the group of strands together on a flat and even surface using clear tape. Make a braided pattern along the 3 cm middle part of the group of strands. take the clear tape off.
Make a loop using the braided part of the strands and tie a tight and neat knot below the braided loop.
Step 3: Prepare the Strands for Chevron Pattern
Attach the braided-loop part of the strands on a flat surface using clear tape. Make sure that it is attached firmly to the surface so that it doesn’t come off while we’re working.
Spread the strands on the flat surface by keeping an inch or 2 gaps between each strand. Keeping the color sequence serial is important. We’re keeping the blue strands in the middle, the pink strands on the outer sides, and the yellow strands between the blue and pink on both sides. In short, the strands should be arranged on the surface symmetrically (color-wise).
Step 4: The First Knot
Let’s start from the left side of the attached strands. We will now work on the 2 left strands. Hold the left pink strand and make a ‘4’ shape with the pink and yellow strands (see picture of this step), keeping the pink strand to the front of the yellow strand.
Insert the pink strand through the loop (created between the pink and yellow strands) from below.
Step 5: Completing the First Knot
Hold the open end of the pink strand and pull it all the way through.
Make sure that the knot is neat and firmly finished.
Step 6: 2nd Knot from the Left
Repeat the same knot-making technique with the same 2 strands again.
This means you will have to make 2 knots with the left, outer strand and the strand next to it. This will bring the left, pink strand forward and the yellow strand outward.
Step 7: Moving to the Next Color
Now that we have the pink strand next to the blue strand, follow the previous knot-making technique to make 2 knots with the pink and the blue strand.
This will bring the pink strand to the middle. And this is how the strands will move forward and backward while we work on the chevron pattern.
Step 8: Working on the Right Side
We will follow the same steps on the right side but this time we will move backward instead of forward. Take the right pink strand and form a shape ‘4’ with the right pink and yellow strands.
Draw the pink strand below the yellow strand and draw it out through the loop (between the pink and yellow strands)
Step 9: Working on the Right Side
Hold the open end of the right pink strand and pull it all the way through.
Make sure that the knot is neatly and firmly done. And of course, remember to tie 2 knots for each strand.
Step 10: Moving to the Next Strand (Color)
Now that we have the pink strand moved inwards and near the blue strand; tie knots with the pink and blue strands.
We should have the pink strands positioned in the middle at this step.
Step 11: Knotting the Middle Strands
We will call the left side knots ‘forward knots’ and the right side knots ‘backward knots’.
Now, use the 2 middle pink strands to make 2 backward knots.
Step 12: Completing Round 1
This completes our first round of the chevron pattern. Notice that the knotted pattern has formed a ‘V’ shape with the pink strands.
For the next round, we will use the yellow strand for knot-making. Start by working with the left yellow and blue strands.
Step 13: Working on Round 2
Work with yellow and pink next and then work on the right side.
The yellow strands should be in the middle after working on the left and right strands. Work 2 backward knots using the yellow strands and then move to round 3 (work with the blue strands).
Step 14: Complete the Chevron Pattern
Continue to follow the technique shown in the previous steps to complete the chevron pattern but remember to keep enough length at the end to braid the closure strands.
These strands should be long enough to tie a small knot to lock the bracelet.
Step 15: Braiding the Closure Strands
Use the remaining strands of each side to make braided patterns.
After making braids on each side, tie a tight and neat knot at the end to secure the braids.
Step 16: Locking the Bracelet
Take any one of the braided-closure strands and insert it into the braided -loop. Tie a knot using the 2 braided strands to lock the bracelet.
Add Your Own Touch to Your Chevron Friendship Bracelet
Although this chevron pattern is popular for its bracelet version, you can also make a variety of other things using this pattern. You can make charms, key fobs, pendants or lockets and so much more. Gather the supplies and get creative!
Video Tutorial: How to Make a Chevron Bracelet
Tips for Beginners on Making Chevron Bracelet
- Use embroidery floss for a neat, finished, and sharp pattern; and use yarn for a fluffy pattern.
- When preparing the strands, remember to follow the measurement chart precisely, because it is different for different kinds of strands.
- It’s always better to use longer strands because you can adjust the size by cutting off extra lengths if necessary.
- To learn and practice the chevron pattern, use thicker floss or yarn; and different bright colors.
- Make sure to do the braided parts (loop and closure strands) neatly and tightly for a finished look.
- Tie the knots tightly as well, making sure that they’re not loose.
We really hope you like this tutorial and enjoy the craft if you give it a try. Here are some of our other bracelet tutorials you may like:
- How to Make Flower Bead Bracelet
- How to Make Hemp Bracelets
- How to Make a Braided Leather Bracelet
- How to Make Elegant Bangle Bracelets
- DIY Vintage Button Bracelet
Once you get handy with the basic steps of this bracelet making, you can easily make this chevron friendship bracelet and gift your best friend on friendship day or to a loved one on any special occasion.
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