CIRCLE BRACELET || Friendship Bracelets

CIRCLE BRACELET || Friendship Bracelets


Hey everyone! My name is Masha Knots and in this video I’m going to teach you how to make this beautiful circle shaped
bracelet. So what we’re going to do first is we’re
gonna arrange our strings onto our working place. So you can use however
many strings and however many colours that you like as long as there’s an even
number of strings. So I used eight colours and that came to 16 strings because I
used two strings of each colour. So I arranged them symmetrically in the order
that I want. So that can be any order that you like, this is just the order
that I decided. It just matters that they have to be symmetrical on each side. And
what we’re going to start by doing is we’re actually going to do the exact
same thing we did when we were doing triangle ends for normal patterns. So
you’re gonna take the first thread that you like on the left – and to me that is
this dark blue thread, and you’re gonna make a forward knot onto the entire
strand of strings that are on the left. You are then going to take the next string,
which is for me is purple and I’m gonna do a forward knot onto the leftover
strand of strings on the left, excluding the one that we’ve already made a knot
with. So once we’ve made a knot with this string, we’re just gonna put it off to
the side where the blue one is and I can see that the next one is the light blue
string, so I’m going to do the same, I’m gonna do a forward knot onto this strand
of string on the left, excluding the strings that we’ve already made knots
with, so I’m not making a knot on these ones, but I am making a knot on these ones and
I’m going to continue doing that with the green, yellow, red, green and orange
until I reach to the end. For the last one I just did a forward
knot with the green one onto the orange one and since there’s no more thread
left over but the orange one, I’m not going to make a knot with this one on
anything because there’s nothing left. So now, we’re going to do the exact same
thing on the right side, but with backward knots. We’re going to put the
strings in exactly the same order as they are on the left, so I’m going to
start with the dark blue and I’m going to make a backward knot onto the entire
strand. Next goes the purple and I can see that here, I’m just following the
same order that I did on the left and again, making a backward knot with the
purple string onto the entire strand, excluding the string that we’ve already
made a knot with. So you can see that the blue string is still over there, on
the left. So the next string is the light blue string. So I’m going to do that and
I’m going to continue doing that until I reach the end in the same order that I
did on the left. And again with the last string, the orange string, I’m not making a
knot because there’s no more strings left over to make a knot onto, so I’m
just going to leave that as is. So for the next step, once we’ve done all this,
we’re going to sort this out first of all. And for the next step you’re going
to take the two strings that you did the knots with first, so for me the dark blue
ones and you’re gonna very very carefully make a knot between the two. It can be
any knot: forward knot, backward knot, whatever you like and you’re going to
make a knot between them two, bringing the two parts of the bracelet together. But you’re gonna do that very carefully because you don’t want to warp the bracelet in
any way. I’m just gonna put my finger there. Alright and there it is. I just made a knot connecting the two. So now we’re working
with the two dark blue threads and what I’m gonna do first is I’m going to put
the left bit off to the side and then I focus on the right bit. Focusing on the
right strand, I’m gonna do forward knots with the blue thread onto each of these
threads individually and once I reach the last thread I’m going to do a
forward backward knot onto this one. Starting with the purple thread, just a
regular forward knot with the blue onto the purple, then onto the light blue, then
onto the light green and so on until I reach the orange, which is my last thread. And once I reach the thread that is at
the end, which for me is the orange one, I’m going to do a forward backward knot.
There we go, so we’ve done a row with the blue thread and now I’m going to put
this part of the bracelet aside and I’m going to focus on the left part. So again,
I’m doing the same thing on the left part of the bracelet,
except I’m doing backward knots, so I’m going to start with the blue thread onto
the purple and I’m going to do individual backward knots onto each of
these threads and once they reach the last thread, which is the orange one, I’m
going to do a backward forward knot. Alright, so there I have it done. We started the bracelet, we can already see the pattern sort of forming in the
beginning. So now we’re focusing on the purple threads, which are the ones in the
center for us right now. And again what we’re going to do first is we’re going
to do a knot in the middle between the two threads. This can be forward, backward,
whatever knot, and what we’re going to do is we’re going to separate the pair of
threads that we had in the last part. So that orange thread, which was our last
thread in the last step and the blue thread, which was our leading thread in
the last step, we’re going to put off to the side because we’re not using them. So
we’re going to do individual forward knots on each of these and then we’re gonna do
a forward backward knot onto the green one, which is our last thread for this
step. Alright, so I’ve finished the row with
the purple thread on the right, so again we’re going to do the same thing but
with backward knots on this side. So we’re going to separate the orange and the
blue because they were used in the last step and we’re not going to be using
them in this step and we’re going to separate the green one, because that’s
the last thread and we’re going to be doing a backward forward knot onto that
and all the rest of them we’re going to be doing forward (backward) knots with the purple
onto each of these individually And so we’re going to continue doing
these steps. We’ve got the light blue threads in the middle and again, a knot
between them, then again to the right, we’re separating the pairs of threads
that we’ve already used and we’re separating one that was going to be our
last thread, which is this red one. Forward knots onto the first two, forward
backward knot onto the last one. Same thing for the left side except we’re
using backward and backward forward knots. And again for the last one we have
the green, so we’re going to do a knot between the two and then since we only
have the yellow string left over because all the other ones have paired off and
we put them to the side, we’re just gonna do a forward backward knot onto the
yellow strand on the right. A backward forward knot onto the yellow string on
the left. and a forward knot connecting the two in the
middle. Alright, so there we have it. we can really see the bracelet starting to
form now. So what we’re going to do now, we’ve essentially done the first half, so
we’re just going to do the closing half. So we’ve already finished one of the
inner circles, we’ve finished the light green circle. The next one we have is
that blue, the light blue. And we’re going to do forward knots with the light blue
string onto the other two strings to bring it into the middle, like that.
And then on the left side we’re going to do backward knots and then once we’ve
successfully brought the light blue string into the middle, we’re going to do
a knot between the two. Right, so we finished the diamond with the light blue
string, we’re going to now do the diamond with the purple string as that’s the
next one that we need to finish. And since we finished the row of the purple,
we’re going to do the last one, which is the row of the blue. So now that we’ve finished all the
circles, or all the diamonds depending on how you look at it, we’re gonna do the
ends. So this is essentially the exactly the same technique that we used when we
were doing triangle ends for normal patterns, but I’m just gonna show you
again because it’s relevant in this video as well. Take the two threads that are on
the right and we’re gonna do a forward knot. We are now going to take the next
thread, which is the red one and we’re going to do a forward knot onto both of
these, taking the next thread, which is the yellow and we’re going to do a
forward knot onto all of these strings at the same time and we’re going to
continue doing that, taking the next thread doing a forward knot onto the
entire strand until we reach the end. Right, once we’ve reached the end, we’re
going to do the same thing on the left side except we’re gonna do backward
knots. So essentially, what you’re going to do is you’re going to repeat the
exact same steps as you did in the first circle, but I’m going to show you how to
do the beginning again just so that it’s clearer. From this point on you can do
the exactly the same colour palette as you did in the first one, or you can
change it up and do a completely different colour palette, it depends completely on
you and what you decide. So here are all of the colours that I’ve chosen for this
bracelet and here are the ones that I used for the last time and so I sort of
use these strings and I make different colour palettes and I make
different colour patterns and decide what I want to do. So since I’ve already used
these colors in the first circle, I think I want to go with these ones. And I
actually think that this might be a pretty cool way to do them so I’m gonna
leave it as is. So I’m gonna start with the orange, then I’m gonna do these ones.
So again, I’m taking my orange string and I’m making forward knots as I did in the
last part. I’m gonna be making a forward knot with the
orange on this side, just to bring the string into the center. Next I want to
bring in the yellow, then the green. So we’ve brought in the four main strings.
They’re going to be visible in the center. For the next strings it doesn’t
really matter in which order you bring them in, it’s not going to be visible in
the circle as there’s only four colours in there, but it will be visible on the
sides, so just make it in the order that you like and then start making the next
circle of your bracelet. And that’s how you make this bracelet: just repeat those
steps. So I’m going to finish this bracelet now and I’ll get back to you
when I’m done. And there you have it! There’s the finished bracelet! So I think
it looks quite cool. The perk of this bracelet is that you can choose
whichever colours you want for each individual circle. So you can choose as
you go along and I think that’s really cool because you don’t have to follow a
specific pattern that already assigns all the colors for you, so it allows for
a bit more creativity. Plus it looks really fun. So this is what it looks like
from the other side. I don’t particularly like how the other side of bracelets
looks usually, but with this one I think the edges turned out pretty fun, so enjoy
looking at those. But yeah, there you have the finished bracele!t I quite enjoyed it,
I think I’m gonna make more of these in the future.
If you ever make anything based on any of my videos, send me a picture on
Instagram via DMs or maybe tag me in a post. I love it when you guys do that.
It’s a very entertaining to look at all of your bracelets and see what you guys
create, so yeah. Thank you guys for watching. I post on Tuesdays and
Saturdays and I will see you on Saturday, bye!

46 Comments

  1. Another great one! I love that you have videos of non printed patterns. I love the friendship-bracelets.net patterns and all but your videos are teaching things above and beyond that. Thank you! Can’t wait till Saturday 😉🤓!

  2. Pretty Cool and Colorful, I get my Embroidery Floss from The Dollar Store.
    You can get lots of patterns from Braceletbook.com and Friendship Bracelets.net

  3. I just came across your channel and it's absolutely fantastic! Have just made this bracelet and it's turned out gorgeous. Thank you so much, you're very talented and an excellent teacher!

  4. I love the way you teach this pattern in your segment knotting technique! It makes so much more sense to me than the row by row way.

  5. That is so beautiful and creative. What is the name of the cord? I know it's DMC but it looks different to the DMC I buy which always splits. Thank you! 😂💕

  6. I need to know how to do the whole thing I only got to do the first part because ei didn't know how to do the rest

  7. You’re amazing at explaining each step! Some tutorials people don’t explain enough or their audio is really bad but yours is really amazing!

  8. When I saw your first bracelet tutorial I immediately fell in love with your channel and now I always use it. I learned fishbone chevron from you and so many more! You are AMAZING!!!

  9. Is there a minimum amount of colours you can use for this? I know you used 8 I think but could you do it with like 4?

  10. i would love to be friends with you to exchange bracelets like this and learn how to make them too (by the way, you have such a lovely cadence to your voice!) This video helped me create a lovely bracelet for my boyfriend. Thank you so much!

  11. i’ve been looking for a tutorial for this for so long and i finally found one! this was so helpful, thank u

  12. I just came across your channel and I love it!! You explain each step super carefully and in detail! I had no problem completing this bracelet. Thank you!!

  13. How long do you think I should cut each string if I'm holding it in half? I've always had problems like these, and it makes me so sad and the end to know that I can't wear them. Thank you so much, great tutorial!! ❤️❤️

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