Spiral Yarn Friendship Bracelets, Yarn Craft + Video

Friendship bracelets are such a fun little project.  You can make them together as a family, and with all of the different yarn out there, the color combination possibilities are endless!  So fun to wear, but also try them as a pretty bookmark, or make a long strand to wrap around a gift too!

Want a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too! 

Spiral Yarn Friendship Bracelets
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:

  • About 1-2 yards of yarn per color (I used Chic Sheep from Red Heart in the "Creme de Menthe" "Fairy Tale" and "Vineyard" colorways)
  • Tape to hold bracelet down as you're working (I used washi tape, but you can use any tape you have on hand). You can also secure your bracelet with a clipboard or loop one end onto a hook too.
  • Scissors


Holding all of the colors you want to use, pull three arm lengths of yarn out of the yarn ball. Fold in half to make a loop at the top. Tie a knot towards the top near the loop. Tape down (or loop it onto something) right above the knot.

Grab all strands of one color and swing it off to the right. Keep the rest of the colors straight down. With the yarn to the right, make a sort of backwards number four shape. Tuck the ends up under the loop you've created and snug it up to tighten.

When you're ready to switch colors, let the previous color hang straight now. Grab the new color and repeat. Switch colors as often as you like, more often for narrower stripes, less often for thicker stripes.

Continue for as long as you need your bracelet to be, you might want to wrap it around your wrist to get an idea before you finish.

When it is as long as you want, tie a secure knot on the bottom, then tie two ends together. I like mine to be loose enough to slip on and off, but you can do whatever you like.

Tip: to keep knot from coming undone, try placing a tiny drop of hot glue into the knot as you tie.

Happy yarn crafting!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2020

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