VIDEO: Friendship Bracelet Pattern: Diagonal Stripes

Watch this video to learn one of the basic knots in friendship bracelets: the forward spiral knot. Once you've mastered this knot, learn how to make an easy pattern: the Diagonal Stripe.

Clipboard or item to secure bracelet while working

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Diagonal Friendship Thread Bracelet

Making a Diagonal Friendship Thread Bracelet

Step 2.


Cut several pieces of Friendship Thread to a desired length. Our example shown here shows 5 colors of thread each cut to 24 inches. Tie a knot about 1 - 1 ½ inches from the end with all 5 strands.

How to knot a Friendship Bracelet

Step 3.

Clip knot under clipboard to secure while crafting. Separate strands out, arranging them in the order in which you want your colors to appear. To make the diagonal knot pattern, you will start from left to right and label the strands 1 (pink), strand 2 (orange), strand 3 (yellow), strand 4 (green), strand 5 (blue).

Make a diagonal knot friendship thread bracelet

Step 4. 

To start the first diagonal row, take strand 1 (pink) and cross over strand 2 (orange) leaving a loop.

Knot a friendship thread bracelet

Step 5.


Take the end of strand 1 and pass under strand 2.

Diagonal Knot Bracelet

Step 6.


Pull strand 1 through the loop created in step 4.

Colorful Friendship Thread Bracelet

Step 7.


While holding strand 2 tight, pull strand 1 to form knot. This is a spiral knot.

Diagonal Knot Bracelet


Step 8.

Repeat Steps 4 – 7 with strand 1 (pink) and strand 2 (orange). You have now made (2) spiral knots.

Friendship Bracelets

Step 9.

You will now begin to move across the strands to create your diagonal row. Take strand 1 (pink) and strand 3 (yellow) and repeat the spiral knots shown in steps 4-7 twice. This will create (2) pink spiral knots around the yellow strand 3.  

Friendship Bracelet Instructions

Step 10.

Repeat (2) spiral knots with strand 1 (pink) and strand 4 (green).

Friendship Bracelet Directions

Step 11.

Repeat (2) spiral knots with strand 1 (pink) and strand 5 (blue). You have just completed your first diagonal row!

Diagonal Knot Friendship Bracelet Instructions

Step 12.

To create your second diagonal row, consider the new labels for the strands as they now appear from left to right. Strand 1 is orange, 2 is yellow, 3 is green, 4 is blue and 5 is pink. Repeat steps 5 – 12 to create a diagonal row with the orange strand.

How to make a diagonal knot friendship bracelet

Step 13.

Repeat steps 5-12 with each left most strand to create the continuous diagonal knot pattern.

 Diagonal Knot Friendship Bracelet Pattern

Step 14.

Now you're a diagonal stripe pattern expert!