Friendship Bracelet Patterns: Zig Zag

Friendship Bracelet Patterns: Zig Zag

Here is an intermediate Friendship Bracelet pattern that is based on the diagonal stripe pattern, using both forward and backward spiral knots to form a zig zag design.Use as many threads as you want to create a colorful diagonal knot pattern jewelry piece for you or a friend.

Materials
Instructions

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Friendship Bracelet Instructions


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Step 2.


Cut Friendship Thread to a desired length, tie a knot at the ends and secure for crafting. We used (5) threads, each cut to 60 inches, and attached it to a clipboard. Separate your strands, arranging them in the order in which you want your colors to appear, with the right most strand as your zig zag color.  Our example is laid out as: strand 1 (green), strand 2 (white), strand 3 (blue), strand 4 (purple), strand 5 (black).

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Step 3.


Start with the left most strand and make (2) forward spiral knots on each of the strands going towards the right to make a diagonal stripe. Click here for a refresher on making forward spiral knots and diagonal stripes.

Friendship bracelets string


Step 4.


Your finished row should look like this, with the green strand all the way to the right.

Zig Zag Pattern Friendship Bracelet


Step 5.


Create additional diagonal stripes with each of the left most strands, not including the longest zig zag strand (in our example, the black).

Friendship Bracelets Patttern


Step 6.


It is now time to form the first part of the zig zag. Take your left most strand, the black strand, and make (2) forward spiral knots on each of the (3) strands next to it, but not the last strand. In our example, we made (2) spiral knots with the green, white and blue strands, but stopped at the purple.

zig zag friendship bracelet pattern


Step 7.

 

Here is where you need to pay attention to achieve the zig zag. Make (1) forward spiral knot with the black strand and the purple strand.

friendship bracelet thread pattern


Step 8.

 

Follow this by one backward knot. Click here to review the backward knot. 

Friendship thread bracelet


Step 9.


You will notice that the black strand is now on the left side of the purple. It has switched directions, just like a zig zag!

Friendship bracelet zig zag pattern


Step 10.

 

You will now continue making a diagonal stripe going the other direction, using backward spiral knots.

Friendship Bracelet Patterns


Step 11.

 

Continue making backward spiral knots with each right most strand moving to the left to create the diagonal stripe pattern for the purple, blue, white and green strands.

Zig Zag Friendship Bracelet Pattern


Step 12. 


Remember, when it comes to the black strand, the zig zag forming strand, you will need to make backward spiral knots on each strand, until you get to the last strand where you make (1) backward spiral knot and (1) forward spiral knot to change directions. Repeat steps 3 -11 to create the zig zag pattern throughout the bracelet!