Supplies

DMC embroidery floss in chosen house's colors
• Gryffindor - Red 815 (MC), Gold 676(CC)
• Hufflepuff - Yellow 973 (MC), Black 310 (CC)
• Ravenclaw (book) - Blue 336 (MC), Bronze 680 (CC)
• Ravenclaw (movie) - Blue 336 (MC), Silver 415 (CC)
• Slytherin - Green 935 (MC), Silver 415(CC)
Safety pin

Instructions

Knotting
Separate the desired color from the other strands.
Tie a knot with this color around the other strands.
Pull tight so that the other strands do not show through.
Be sure to alternate between the two strands of MC thread so that they will both end up long enough to make it to the end.
When working consecutive knots with the same strand of thread, the knots will form a nifty spiral around the bracelet.

Making the Bracelet
Cut three 4 foot (1.22 m) lengths of embroidery floss; 2 of Main Color (MC) and one of Contrast Color (CC).
Tie the three strands together in a knot 8 inches (20.32 cm) from the end.
Push a safety pin through the knot and attach to a surface to hold the end stable while working. Tape may also be used to hold it to a table, but this may not be as strong.
Figure 1
Braid the shorter end of the bracelet for 2 or 3 inches (5.08 or 7.62 cm) and tie off with another knot.
Switch to the longer end to begin knotting.
Figure 2 Figure 3
Tie 25 knots in MC, 2 in CC, 5 in MC, and 2 in CC.
Tie [20 in MC, 2 in CC, 5 in MC, 2 in CC].
Repeat between brackets 3 times. (Omit one or two repeats to make a child's size.)
Figure 4
Tie 25 more knots in MC.
Secure by knotting all 3 strands together again.
Braid to match the beginning of the bracelet.
Secure with a knot.
Trim the ends even.
Figure 5
Tie the finished bracelet onto a friend.
Smile, join arms and sing Hogwarts' School Song!

Final Product

Gryffindor Friendship BraceletHufflepuff Friendship Bracelet

Credit

Rosemary Waits (a.k.a. Quietish)'s tutorial was taken with permission from rosemarywaits.com.





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