Hey everyone! In this video today, I’m going to be showing you how to make the rag rug friendship bracelet right here. I’d say this pattern is about a step above the candy stripe bracelet and only consists of forward and backward knots. If you’re a beginner who wants to start learning something new other than just a regular candy stripe, I think this bracelet is perfect. There are a few little extra steps that you have to take when you make this bracelet but it’s not hard to figure out at all. This friendship bracelet is also really good for if you have any sort of scrap thread that you want to get rid of because this bracelet doesn’t take a lot of string length at all. It’s fairly simple, so it won’t eat up all of your strings. If you do want to use more strings, of course it’s gonna need up a little bit more, but it’s really not that much of a difference. You can use any colors that you want but I will recommend that you will only use an even amount of strings and one color of each. You can make this bracelet using odd number of strings, but it just gets a little bit confusing and it’s a lot easier to just have even strings. I will also note that with this one, you can’t really tell, but I actually used gradient thread, so it’s just this right here, but I really wanted to test it out because I have so much of the string and I have no idea what to do with it. But I wouldn’t recommend using gradient floss like this unless there isn’t any white in it. I’m not really sure if you can tell but there are a lot of white spots from the gradient thread that are touching each other, and in my opinion it just doesn’t look as good when you have multiples of one color. So that’s why I didn’t mention that I would recommend only having one color of each string. So like I said, you can use as many strings as you feel like using just as long as it’s an even number. If you don’t have a lot of practice making friendship bracelets though, I would suggest using lesser amount of strings just until you can get comfortable with the pattern itself and know how to do it, But it is very easy to learn. So this bracelet is unique in the fact that it doesn’t really follow any sort of pattern. Like, To me it almost looks like a flannel, but I’ve tried to configure a specific pattern with colors before nut it doesn’t want to make a distinct pattern. So but it’s just nice in the fact that it’s completely random. So once you have your strings placed, however you want them, this is where it gets a little bit different. What you want to do is take your strings and put them in pairs of two. So since I have eight strings I will have four pairs of two You might have less you might have more, it just depends on how many strings you use and that’s totally fine. And so basically you’re gonna think of this as like each are their own group. So what you’re gonna do first is you’re going to take your first group, take your two strings and you’re gonna do a forward knot. And this can get a little bit confusing because they’re just completely random colors. So if you’re so if you’re still kind of a beginner, I would make sure that you very carefully place your strings in their new order like this after you do the knot, so that way you know the order that they are in. And then you’re gonna take your second pair and do that again. You’re just gonna do a forward knot, put that off to the side make sure you know what order they’re in, and then take your next group do another forward knot. Then take your last group and then do another forward knot. And then here’s where it gets even more interesting. You’re gonna take both your outer most left and right strands and you’re gonna lift them up, and you’re going to put them out of the way. Then you’re just left with these strings here. So what you want to do next is make these strings into pairs of two, just like this. And now that you have that we’re gonna do a backward knot with each of our new pairs. So take your first two strings and your pair right here and do a backward knot. Put those off to the side then take your next pair and do another backward knot. Then, take your next pair, do another backward knot. And now that we have that done we’re gonna bring our outermost strands back into the group and then you’re literally just gonna start over all over again, taking on your strands and putting them in pairs of two, and taking your first pair you’re gonna do a forward knot. Take your next pair do a forward knot as well. Then the forward knot on your next pair. Repeat that until you have done forward knots with all of your pairs. And now that you have that take your two outermost strands on your left and right side, put them out of the way and make new pairs, then with these new pairs, you’re gonna do a backward knots with every single one of them. Just take your first pair do a backward knot. Repeat with next one. And then the next one until you’re completely finished with all your pairs. Bring your outermost strands back in and then just keep repeating those steps until you finish with your bracelet. I would say that this is probably almost easier than the candy stripe, but it’s just a little bit more advanced in the fact that you do a few other things and you’re also adding a second new knot into the bracelet than just forward knots like the candy stripe. But if you’re a beginner, it’s a great bracelet to practice with when you start learning backward dots. So I’ll go ahead and repeat this one more time. Probably speed it up just a little bit. But that’s it for this video today. This bracelet is extremely easy and really fun to do and also doesn’t take very long to make. It’s a really fun and unique pattern that you can do. But anyway guys, I hope you enjoyed this video today and I’ll see you in the next one!