TRIANGLE ENDS || Friendship Bracelets

TRIANGLE ENDS || Friendship Bracelets


Hey everyone my name is Masha Knots and
today I’m gonna teach you how to start and finish your bracelets by bringing
all your strings to a point in the shape of a triangle. So what you’re gonna
do first is you’re going to have a look at your pattern and you’re gonna locate
the triangle that you’re going to be working with. So for the beginning of
your friendship bracelet you want to start at a point and widen your
bracelet so the tip of the triangle is going to be at the top. So this is the
pattern that I’m working with this is the triangle that I’m going to be making. So
as you can see in my pattern I left two things coloured in: I left the knots which
is the round bit of the pattern and the little sticky out bits which represent
the threads. So those are the two things that we’re going to be focusing on right
now. So now that you look at the triangle that you’re going to be working with, you
want to cut the strings according to your pattern. So in my pattern I have two
strings of each colour, so that’s what I’m going to cut. Once you’ve cut your
threads, you want to secure them onto your working place. So this time I’m not
gonna be making a loop, I’m just gonna make two ties at the end of the bracelet
so I’m gonna leave a bit of string left over so that I can make the ties out of
it when I finish. Now that you have your bracelet tightly secured onto your work
place you want to separate your two strings in half according to your
pattern, so that’s what I’m gonna do now have a look at your pattern and
visualize a straight line going right through the middle, now look to the left
of that line and identify the strings that you will need, they’re represented
by the sticking out bits of the pattern identify what colors you will need and
now go to your bracelet separate those colours and put them to the left. Do the
same thing for the right half for your bracelet. Right, so if you look at my
pattern the first knot of the pattern is a blue backward knot between two blue
strings, so I need two blue strings to be brought into the bracelet. So what I’m
gonna do is I’m going to take one of the blue strings from the left side and I’m
gonna make a forward knot onto the entire left side of the bracelet by doing this I have brought the blue
string into the center of the bracelet so now I’m going to do a backward knot
with the other blue string onto the right side of the bracelet by doing that
I have brought the other blue string into the center of the bracelet so those
are the two sticky outfits of my pattern I just brought the two strings into the
position that they need to be so now I’m going to make the knot between these two
bracelets and according to my pattern it is a backward knot however as you know
because the knot is between two strings of the same color I could do a backward
forward backward forward or forward backward knot it really doesn’t matter
because they are both the same color and they’re not is going to appear the same
anyway so I have done the first knot of my bracelet in the next row I can see
according to my triangle that there are two green knots so to do those knots I
need to bring the green strings into the center of my bracelet so I’m going to do
the same thing with the left bit I’m going to find my green string and I’m
going to do a forward knot onto the left bit of the bracelet ignoring the blue
string that I have already brought into the center so only on the ones that I
have still left outside now I have brought the green string into
the center of the bracelet I’m gonna do the same thing except the back would not
on the right side of the bracelet right so now that I’ve brought the strings
into the position that they need to be I’m going to make the two knots
according to the pattern so the first one the one on the left is a forward
knot with the green string onto the blue string the second one according to the
pattern is a backward knot with the green string onto the other blue string okay next according to my pattern I have
to bring the pink thread from the outside into the center so again I’m
going to do a forward knot with the pink string on the leftover bed of the
bracelet ignoring the strings that I have already brought into the center now
I’m going to do the same on the left side I’m going to take out the pink
string and I’m going to do a backward knot onto the leftover bits of the
bracelet ignoring the strings that have already brought into the center so now according to my pattern I need to
make a forward knot between the pink and the blue string then I need to make a
knot between the two green strings and backward not with the pink string
onto the blue string alright next I have the yellow string and I’m gonna make a
forward knot with that onto the leftover string which for me right now is just
one purple one so I’m gonna make a forward knot bringing this string into
the center and I’m gonna do a backward knot on the other side of the bracelet
bringing the string into the center and then according to my pattern I’m gonna
make a forward knot between the yellow and the blue then a forward knot between
the purple and green a backward knot between the pink and the green and next
I have a backward knot between the yellow and the blue and last but not least I need to finish
off my triangle and this time I’m not gonna do anything special I’m just gonna
do the row of the bracelet as it is in the pattern so as you can see our bracelet is
beginning to form so from this point you can start making the bracelet in the way
that you normally do so I’m gonna finish my bracelet and then I’m gonna show you
how I’m gonna finish it off so when you’re finishing your bracelet you have
to take a look back at your pattern and find another triangle but this time
because you’re finishing the bracelet you’re bringing the threads into the
center so the point of the triangle is going to be at the bottom so this is my
pattern this is the triangle that I’m making so as you can see I’ve already
completed the knots of my triangle so you’re gonna have to do yours separately
but you do them the same way that we did in the beginning you do them one by one
so I’m gonna quickly show you what I mean on my one once you’ve identified
the triangle you do all of the knots that are shown in the triangle so for me
all of the knot sort of highlighted have already made however you completely
disregard the knots that are not highlighted so the ones that are black
and white on my pattern I have completely ignored and not made so once
you’ve completed the triangle once you’ve finished it you take the
left bit of your threads take the first two and you make a backward knot with
the one on the right to the one on the left next you take the next thread which
in my case is this green one and you make a backward knot with this thread
onto both of these by doing this you are bringing the threads close together you
have to make sure it’s nice and tight but you also have to make sure that
you’re not warping your bracelet as you may have guessed the next step as you
take the next thread and you make a backward knot onto this entire strand of
threads as well and last but not least you take the last
thread and you make a backward knot onto the entire strand same thing for the pot
on the right except you’re gonna do a forward knot so you’re gonna take the
outermost two threads make a forward nut take the next one make a forward knot
onto the both of those threats take the next one and again a forward
knot onto the whole strand and last but not least the last one and again a
forward knot onto the entire strand and so there you have it from this point on
you can start making your ties so this is how this technique looks on a thin
bracelet I have some more examples for you
here’s another thin bracelet that I made using this technique and you see how it
worked out here and in the beginning as well this is a thicker bracelet and I
think on this bracelet it worked out really well because of the colors of the
rainbow it fit perfectly with the pattern that I was making and here for
example this is also the same technique that I was using to finish the bracelet
in my opinion this technique looks better on thicker bracelets but you can
definitely use it on whichever bracelet you want so there it is that’s how you
start and finish your bracelet with a triangle I’m gonna leave a link to this
pattern down below in case you want to make it but also I’d like to thank you
all for watching and if you ever make anything based on one of my videos I’d
love to see your creations over on Instagram
thank you for all your recent support and interaction I really appreciate it
and don’t forget to comment if there’s anything that you didn’t understand
about the video also let me know if there’s any videos that you would like
to see me make I’m thinking of doing a video about my friendship bracelet
collection because I’ve collected quite a few bracelets over the years so let me
know if that’s something that you would be interested in seeing but yeah thank
you all for watching and I’ll see you in my next video bye

71 Comments

  1. wow this makes starting bracelets so much easier!! all my bracelets used to look really wonky and squished in the beginning, especially the thicker ones!!

  2. This is super helpful! Is there a way to make the bracelet end in a single point rather than two points, though?

  3. I thought this would be hard but it turns out that this bracelet was very easy! Thankyou for making this video! 🙂

  4. For the V shape on the bottom, do BF and FB knots otherwise the halfhitch sinnet will make a spiral. Oh, I just realized that I'm thinking of a different method of making the V shaped end using the same outer string as the working end, making BF (left side) or FB (right side) knots over the bundle of strings (adding one thread to the bunch for each new knot).

  5. I know this videos a little old but I’m trying this method and I was wondering if we start by having 2 separate bundles of string or fold them so it’s one?

  6. What is if in the pattern in the First row isnt a middlepoint but in the Second row
    Should i make the Triangel in the Second ?
    Great Video Love your Channel ❤️

  7. Do you just start the bracelet pattern after finishing the start of the triangle? Really want to start making bracelets with the triangle endings

  8. I’m starting pattern 15923 on braceletbook.com and I was wondering what do I do in the beginning when there is an even amount of ties to make?

  9. Bracelets is something I haven't made since the late '80s, and back then all the source I had, was reverse-engineering bracelets i'd buy at the bazaar, and exchanging patterns among friends. I did have a book with 20 or so patterns, but all really basic stuff.
    Now I picked up making bracelets again and started browsing the web to improve my technique… i was blown away! I love information era. Thank you Masha for your tutorials, they enabled huge improvements for me.

  10. Hey Masha, new fan here! I was just wondering if there was any way to do a triangle end on a bracelet with an odd number of strings? If not, how do you start/end a bracelet like that? Thanks!

  11. Two questions:
    Do you completely ignore the other knots (the ones in black and white) after finishing the beginning triangle?
    Furthermore, what row do you start on once you finish the beginning triangle: the first one or the one that comes after the triangle?

  12. how do you decide on which triangle you want to use as the basis of the beginning triangle? How do you decide how many rows of pattern to use?

  13. Thank you so much for this video it helped me do #43913 with outter stabilizer threads whooo that was a hard one.
    I highly recommend doing that one for a double triangle loop!! No easy chevrons there!

  14. How do you do this with even number strings that make it so there no set middle? I’m doing at 20 string project and there’s no middle. Does this not work with a pattern that’s primarily FB BF knots?

  15. I have a bracelet that I’m working on with 24 strings and I’m a little confused about the “triangle” part. My pattern does not have a knot in the center. How would I work that? Or is it not possible to do the triangles on a pattern like this?

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