Chevron Bracelet

Good morning darlings! We're here again for another fashion DIY.  This time, we will be doing friendship bracelets. One favorite of mine and super easy design you can make is the chevron pattern.   I love stacking them up during the summer together with gold and silver bracelets and/or watch for an interesting feel and added texture and pop of color.  I'm excited to teach you how to make one for yourself or as a gift for your girl friends.  Let's start shall we?
Chevron Bracelet




First you will need strings, lots of it!  Embroidery floss or crochet threads are perfect.  Today, I decided to use this color combination which kind of reminds me of "My Little Pony" and unicorns! I love unicorns!
Chevron Bracelet
Next, we have to measure our strings.  For one bracelet, we typically need one arm's span of string per color.  Cut two of each color that you chose.  Here, I cut two light pink, two mint, two turquoise, two purple, two fuchsia, and two hot pink.  I have got six different colors so this would be 12 strings in total.  Now, group these strings in to two with each group having each of the colors that you chose.  Tie a knot at the end of each group.
Chevron Bracelet
Now, you would have to braid each group.  Just do a regular braid, dividing each group into three so each now has two strings then braid as you would normally do a braid.  Your braid should be at least three inches.  This would be the closure of our bracelet later.
Chevron Bracelet

After braiding each group, bring the two together then tie one big knot to secure it in place.  Now we have got all strings in one single knot.
Chevron Bracelet

We will again divide are strings into two groups, the left side and the right side with each side, having one color the same as the other side.  Here, you would now decide the series you want for your bracelet.  I did mine as purple first, so the purple is on the outermost side, followed by light pink then turquoise, mint, fuchsia, and then hot pink, so hot pink would be at the center closest to each other.  Make sure you do the series correctly or the chevron "wings" will not match to the other side.  Just remember your series for now.  Later on, this would be easier to do as the strings would normally align themselves. Chevron Bracelet

Next, is creating our chevron pattern.  Start with your outermost string and the tie a figure-of-four knot.  You can do this by grabbing the outermost string and then tying it to the string on its right.  Do this knot two times on the right string and then move forward to the next string on the right tying it still with your outermost string.  Here, I've already started my bracelet such that the outermost string is now the turquoise.  I tied two figure-of-fours to the mint, then to the fuchsia, next the light pink, and then the purple.  Remember to tie the figure-of-four two times on each string.

Once you are done with the left side, set that aside then do the same thing on the right side but this time, you would do a reverse figure-of-four knot.  The same series should be the same on the left side; mint, fuchsia, light pink, and then purple.  Again , tie two knots one each string.
Chevron Bracelet

Now, you are done with your first chevron pattern.  You will now notice that the outermost strings are now at the center.  All you have to do is tie a double knot.  Just do it like you would tie your shoe laces.  Do it two times to secure the chevron pattern.  Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the remaining strings.  Just remember that all you have to do is to bring outermost string to the center by doing two figure-of-four on the left and two reverse figure-of-four on the right, then once the outermost strings are side by side, tie a double knot.  Repeat these steps until you reach your desired bracelet length.
Chevron Bracelet

Once done with your chevron patterns, just bring all the strings together then tie one big knot at the end the same way you did when we started our bracelet.  Then again, separate the strings into two groups and do two regular braids and secure with a knot on each group as we did on step 3.
Chevron Bracelet

Congratulations!  You are now done with your bracelet! :)  Here, I have got two other chevrons I made before.  You can now mix and match them with your outfit of the day (OOTD).  One reminder, if you decide to make thicker chevron patterns like the one I did on the right, you should have longer strings for each color, I suggest cutting two arm's span at the least.
Chevron Bracelet

Enjoy your new bracelets! Have fun doing them :)
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71 comments:

  1. So nice for summer! I tried doing this before, but I ended up with a tangled mess, haha.

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    1. haha! try it again :) it's easy.practice makes perfect ;)

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  2. Oh, I don't think I can do this. It looks complicated to me. Hahaha. All I can do is just a simple braid. This one will test my patience. :P But you did a very great job on this. It's beautiful. :)

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    1. thanks sis :) try it some time. i didn't think i can do this before either. it just looks complicated but madali lang pala ;)

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  3. I think I used to buy these before! It's pretty and cute and I love the colors too! :)

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  4. If I remember correctly, this is macramé. We had this in Home Economics back in high school. I remember making bracelets like these too, plus a hanging wall decoration. :)

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    1. yep! that's it :) macrame. i don't know if naabutan nyo si mam mendoza. she's our home economics teacher, freshman year high school :)

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  5. Gurrrrl so nice!!! I remember doing these bracelets w my friends then pero the single layer ones! :-) you should sell your designs Angel!

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    1. thank you sharina :) i just love making them for myself and some friends.never thought of selling them. maybe a future giveaway ;)

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  6. I would love to see a video tutorial of this. So pretty!

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    1. hi ces! i wish i could do that but sadly, i don't have a video editor on my pc. thanks :)

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  7. Sis, this is perfect for summer! I can't do that. Not blessed with lots of patience hahaha

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    1. this will definitely test your patience sis, but so worth it after :)

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  8. yay! so fun and cute DIY! happy weekend :)

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    1. happy weekend lavina.thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. wonderful. <3

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  10. Adorable! :) my artsy nieces will love this post! :)

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    1. yay! thanks mrs.panda.you're back!

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  11. This is definitely the best DIY I have seen today! I will surely try to make these bracelets myself- I think they would be perfect accessories for summer!
    And the colors you chose are pretty and fresh! :)

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    1. thanks for your kind words maddie :)

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  12. lovely post ! creative!
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    1. i will definitely check it out. thanks :)

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  13. Such a cute idea! I'm a chevron fanatic, so I'm all over this. :)

    -Ashley
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    1. thanks ashley! i love chevron too!

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  14. I love this DIY! So cute!

    Diana
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  15. Loved the DIY :) Very cute
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  16. ohh you took some really nice photos for this tutorial! I remember doing these back when I was in middle school but seeing these photos now makes me want to make a bracelet again!! I think I might this weekend!!
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    1. thanks mindy :) i try to do my best even though i'm a noob when it comes to photography. i'd love to see your work!

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  17. Oh man, I remember making these all the time as a kid! But now, with the bright colors you chose, I think that makes them look very modern!

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    1. thanks rache! been seeing them a lot lately on fashion blogs/magazines and pinterest so i made me some ;)

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  18. So fresh! I love the colors! xxx

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  19. So cute bracelet my dear, it's perfect for S/S season, fresh and positive!
    Cute DIY, you explain it perfectly!
    Loads of kisses and thanks for the Witherspoon, you made my day <3

    Carolina

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    1. thanks carolina :) you really do look like her, pretty face :) one of my favorite actresses. keep in touch!

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  20. Superb DIY! I used to make these friendship bracelets in high school and totally forgot how so this is a great refresher. I love the chevron pattern as well! Thanks for sharing Angel!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. you're welcome rowena. thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Wow...these bracelets are super amazing....:-)

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  22. This is amazing! You are talented! I don't think I could make something like this!

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    1. it just looks complicated at first but it's super easy ;)

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  23. What a blast from the past! Everyone made these in grade school! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. yes! these and those ribbon bracelets :)

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    1. thank you margaret :) had a good one. hope you did too!

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  25. these bracelets are really vute!
    xoxo
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  26. Thanky you for info! I love this bracelets!
    kiss Gi.
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  27. I used to do these as a teenager, they were sooo popular at a time. I think I have grown out of them now…
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    1. these were really popular back then. i think they're having a come back now :)

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  28. Oh ! I was making these when I was younger ! It's so pretty and colourful !

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  29. I love your little tutorial on this. My girls and I have really been into more adult oriented friendship bracelets.

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    Steph
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  30. You make it look so easy! I tried this once and ended with this unknown design. lol.
    (^^,)

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    1. i practiced a lot. i also started with a tangled mess but once you got it, it comes easy ;)

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  31. I'm doing this before :3 I love the mix of pastel colors you've chosen :D Creative!
    XO,
    Glenda C.
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  32. I love this! Reminds me of my grade school to high school days haha. I'm going to try making these bracelets again :)

    x Francesca of primpandpaper.com

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  33. What colors did you use for the chevron bracelet and what are the numbers to the colors

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