Kumihimo Friendship Bracelet

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Kumihimo Friendship Bracelet

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Keep kids busy on long car rides with this simple but rewarding disc-knitted bracelet, shown in Bernat Satin!

Single Size
Approximately 9" [23 cm] long.
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The materials for this project cost $17.45

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Size:
Approximately 9" [23 cm] long.

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Color Info

Satin | Foliage, 04246Edit Color
$3.49

Color Info

Satin | Tangerine, 04700Edit Color
$3.49

Color Info

Satin | Emerald, 04200Edit Color
$3.49

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Satin | Crimson, 04705Edit Color
$3.49

Color Info

Satin | Maitai, 04732Edit Color
$3.49

Materials not included in this kit:

Cardboard, metal ruler, craft knife or scissors and pencil.

The materials for this project cost $17.45

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Size:
Approximately 9" [23 cm] long.

MATERIALS

Bernat Satin (100 g/3.5 oz;182 m/200 yds)
Foliage (04246) 1
Tangerine (04700) 1
Emerald (04200) 1
Crimson (04705) 1
Maitai (04732) 1
Use between 2-7 colors of Bernat® Satin™ of your own choice. Cardboard, metal ruler, craft knife or scissors and pencil.

INSTRUCTIONS

Kumihimo disk:
You can make your own disk out of cardboard. Print template on page 2 (disk measures 3" [7.5 cm] between sides). Trace template onto stiff cardboard. Cut out the disk using a craft knife or scissors (this will be good for an adult to help). Draw arrows indicating clockwise direction.
Cut 7 lengths of yarn approximately 24" [61 cm] long. Knot all strings together.
Set-up strings:
Put the starting knot in the middle hole in the disk on wrong side. Put one string each in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Leave slot 8 without string.
Tying the bracelet:
To tie the bracelet, there are only three steps you have to remember. Start with string in slot 5. Following arrow direction, move the string from slot 5 to slot 8 clockwise, skipping slots 6 and 7.
Step 1:Count counterclockwise 3rd string from empty slot.
Step 2:Pick up this string (in slot 2).
Step 3:Move clockwise to empty slot, skipping 2 strings.
Repeat steps these Steps 1, 2 and 3 and you will see braided cord coming out at other side of disk. Make cord approximately 9" [23 cm] long. Release all strings from all slots. Pull from disk hole and knot all strings together.