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St. Patrick’s Day Braided Bracelet


Create this green St. Patrick’s Day themed braided bracelet using the square knot technique.

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut (2) pieces of Braiding Cord to 7 ½ feet in length. Fold the strands in half and tie the folded ends into one knot with a small loop. Now you have one big knot and 4 strands of cord.

Step 3.

Clip knot under clip of clipboard in order to secure the bracelet for crafting. Separate the four strands and begin creating square knots. To learn how to make a square knot, click here.

Step 4.

Make (8) square knots in a row. Thread (1) green Pony Bead onto the center base strands.

Step 5.

 

Create (2) square knots.

Step 6.

Thread on another green bead to the center base strands and repeat (2) square knots.

Step 7.

Thread on a third green bead to the center base strands and begin creating more square knots.

Step 8.

Create (8) total square knots after the third bead.

Step 9.

 

To create the design shown, use the following pattern: (8) square knots, (1) green bead, (2) square knots, (1) green bead, (2) square knots, (1) green bead and repeat for desired length.

Step 10.

Once you are at your desired length, you will need to create a closure to secure your bracelet. Start by making a double knot at the end of the bracelet with all four strands.

Step 11.

Thread (1) green bead through all four strands.

Step 12.

Leave a small gap and tie a second double knot with all four strands.

Step 13.

Use scissors to trim excess strands.

Step 14.

To wear bracelet, wrap around wrist, slip final green bead through original knot and pull to tighten.



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