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Ladybug Friendship Bracelet

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Using two colors of DMC floss and ladybug and flower buttons you can create a nice looking friendship bracelet from DMC Threads. Help the kids make this one for their friends. These are great for birthday parties or school activities.

Materials:

  • DMC Floss:
    • Skein of Lemon (#307)
    • Skein of Christmas Red (#321)
  • Ladybug button
  • 2 Daisy flower buttons
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Piece of heavy thread or dental floss

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut two 30" lengths of Lemon floss, and two 30" lengths of Red floss. Line up ends of all strands and tie an overhand knot 2" from end. Tape the loop to the table.
     
  2. For the first row, use one strand of Lemon floss to tie three vertical double half hitches. Repeat with another Lemon strand and then the two Red strands. Repeat this pattern for 2-1⁄4".
     
  3. Thread a flower button onto the second strand of floss.
     
  4. Repeat Step 2 for 1".
     
  5. Thread the ladybug button onto the second strand of floss.
     
  6. Repeat Step 2 for 1".
     
  7. Thread a flower button onto the second strand of floss.
     
  8. Repeat Step 2 for 2-1⁄4".
     
  9. To end, using all strands, tie an overhand knot. Neatly trim both ends of the bracelet leaving 2" on each end.

 

Notes:

  1. Before beginning, see drawings of Overhand Knot, Vertical Double Half Hitch and Easy Bead Threading that are used on this project.
     

 

 

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