Intermediate - Adult Supervision Required
Time to Make
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Practice your half-hitch knot with 2 spare threads tied together and secured on a surface with some tape. To make a half-hitch knot, use your left hand to pinch the thread on the right at the top. Place it over the left thread while keeping its end to the right. This will make the shape of a 4. Use your right hand to take the end of the thread behind the other one, transfer it to your left hand and take it through the loop you created. Then transfer it to your right hand and pull it towards the right while holding the other string steady with your left. When you feel confident with this knot move on to the next step.
- Choose three colours of embroidery thread and cut two of each colour 60cms long. Tie a knot at one end leaving a tail of 10-12cms. Secure the knot to a surface with some sticky tape with the tail-end facing you. Divide the tail into three and make a plait, then tie in a knot.
- Lift the tape, turn the work and stick it back down so that the long threads are facing towards you. Divide the threads into their matching colour pairs, then take one of the pairs and use it to make five half-hitch knots around the other all of the other threads.
- Take your next colour pair and make five half-hitch knots around all of the other threads, then repeat with the next colour pair. Continue making hitch knots in sets of five until you have your bracelet length. This can be somewhere between 16 and 22cms, so it is best to measure your wrist first. If you don’t have a tape measure, wrap a piece of string your wrist, mark or cut it and then measure that with a ruler.
- When your bracelet is the desired length, tie a knot at the end and cut it to leave a tail of 10-12cms. Then, make a plait as you did with the other end of the bracelet. Use two plaits to tie the bracelet on with a double knot.
Practice your half- hitch knots on some spare thread (step 1) before beginning your bracelet.