Friday, May 10, 2013

Diamond Pattern Friendship Bracelet Tutorial


I can't remember where I got the pattern for this bracelet I've tried out quite a few and then tweaked them a little to make them easier to remember and explain in this tutorial. The tutorial is broken down into three parts - the left triangle, the right triangle and the diamond.

I would recommend you try my tutorials for the Simple Friendship Bracelet or the Chevron Pattern Friendship Bracelet before trying this one to get a bit of practice doing the forward and backwards knots.

Always remember a forward knot always ends up to the left of the string you are knotting over and a backwards knot always ends up to the right of the string you are knotting over.


What You Need:

3 x different colours of emboirdery thread

A clasp

2 x fold-over type cord ends

2 x 4mm jump rings (not pictured)








To start you need to cut 4 lengths of each colour measuring 35 inches each. Tie a knot close to the top to hold all the strings together.












Now you need to lay out the colours in the right order. There will be 6 to the left and 6 to the right. In this order the white is the surround of the diamond, the black is the background colour and the green is the diamond colour.








Working with the left 6 stands first take the first (white) strand on the left and knot across until it ends up in the middle. Remember each knot is actually a double knot.












Now working with the right 6 strands take the first (white) strand on the far right and knot across until you reach the middle. Now you knot the two white strands in the middle together to join the sides. You have a chevron now as a start to the pattern.










Left Triangle:

Working with only the left 6 strings take the first strand (black) and double knot across the row. On the final string (white) do one forward knot and one backwards knot so you now have the order from left to right seen in the picture.











You now take the first (black) string  and double knot over the next 2 strands and on the 3rd strand (green) do a forward knot and a backwards knot. You now have this order of strings.











Taking the first strand (white) make a forward and backwards knot over the green string next to it. All the strings are still in the same order now.













Take the 3rd string (black) and do backwards knots towards the left so your order is now black, white, green, green, black and white.













Take the 5th string (black) and do backwards knots towards the left. You should now have the order that is shown in the photo on the right. This is your left triangle done.





Right Triangle:
The right triangle is a mirror image of the left.

Take the first string (black) double knot across doing a backwards and forwards knot on the last string.

Take the first string (black) and knot across the next 2 strings and on the third do a backwards and forwards knot.

Take the first string (white) and make a backwards and forwards knot over the next string.

Take the 3rd string (black) and forward knot to the right.

Take the 5th string (black) and forward knot to the right.



Now join the middle two strings (white).

Take the middle string to the left side and working left knot across until the last string (black) and do a backwards forwards knot.

Take the middle string to the right (white) and knot across to the right until the last string (black) and do a forwards backwards knot.

This is now the start of the surround of the diamond.







Join the two middle strings (green) together.

Take the middle string (green) to the left and knot towards the left over the next 2 strings and on the third make a backwards forwards knot.

Take the middle string (green) to the right and knot towards the right over the next 2 strings and on the third make forwards  backwards knot.








Join the middle strings (green) together.

Take the middle string (green) to the left and knot across the next string to the left.

Take the middle string (green) to the right and knot across the next string to the right.










Join the middle two strings (green).

Take the 4th string in from the left and knot over the next 2 strings towards the middle.

Take the 4th string in from the right and knot over the next 2 strings towards the middle.

Join the middle two strings (green).









Take the second string (white) from the left and knot over each string towards the middle.

Take the second string (white) from the right and knot over each string towards the middle.

Join the middle two strings together (white).






The pattern now continues from the Left Triangle heading above until you have the desired length. Remove the knot at the top of the bracelet and attach the fold over cord ends to either end of the bracelet. See my tutorial for the Diamond Knotted Cord Bracelet for how to attach the fold over cord ends.

Attach your clasp using a jump ring on either end and you are done!

As always I would love to hear if you have found this tutorial helpful and if you have made this bracelet.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning.Thank you for your sharings.edremit10

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