A Candy Stripe Friendship Bracelet

A Candy Stripe Friendship Bracelet

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This stripy friendship bracelet is braided using the Candy Stripe method which consists of lots of small knots. You may vary the colours and the patterns at will.

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Guide step 1
1.
Cut three pieces of cotton cord, each measuring approx. 3m. Double over and tie a knot at the top, leaving a loop.
Guide step 2
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Attach the cords; i.e. the loop at the top of the cords to a clip board and spread out the cords.
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Place the outer right cord over the lace next to it, feed it underneath the loop and pull.
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Tie another knot and pull.
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Place the outer left cord over the cord next to it, feed it underneath the loop and pull. Tie two knots following the described procedure.
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Continue like this until two knots are made on all the cords.
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Repeat with the outer right cord moving towards the left, tie two knots etc.
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Tie two knots to the two outer cords on the right and on the left side, creating a fairly straight edge in both sides.
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Arrange the cords in pairs and plait.
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Bend over the finished plait and tie a knot, creating a loop.
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Glue the end safely in place. This loop becomes part of the bracelet's fastener.
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Cut off the excess cords.
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At the other end tie a couple of knots on top of each other. Together they form the knot (button) to be used for fastening the bracelet in the loop at the other end.
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