Candy stripe friendship bracelet

Candy stripe friendship bracelet

Making friendship bracelets is a great bonding experience for you and daughter, especially this pretty candy stripe version. Just sit quietly with your little girl and teach her how to make a candy stripe string bracelets for her best friends, herself, or for the two of you to wear.

What you need:

  • 4 x colours of twine or fine string (about 65cm each)
  • scissors
  • a clipboard

Number of players:


Watch the video below to create a candy stripe pattern within your friendship bracelet.


The candy stripe string bracelet pattern is made up of forward knots across two or more pieces of string. 

How to do a forward knot:

Form a '4' shape with the main string over the second string. Pull the main string through the triangle hole in the '4'. Pull it tight. Do that twice. That is one forward knot.

How to do the candy stripe pattern:

Our candy stripe pattern is made up of four colours. You can use two colours and just alternate your leader string.

To make the four coloured pattern, tie all four strings together at the top, leave a 5cm tail for a tie-on when the bracelet is finished.

Clip the knot under the clipboard.

You will now have about 60cm of each string hanging down ready to knot. Put them in the order you want the stripes to appear, left to right.

Left to right, the strings will be 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Take string 1, cross it over string 2 to make a forward knot (don't forget to do the shape twice to make one forward knot.)

Now take string 1 and cross it over string 3 to make a forward knot.

Now take string 1 and cross it over string 4 to make a forward knot.

You will now have a new leader string. String 2, will now be the leader.

Using string 2 as leader. Do the same across 3, 4 and 1.

String 3 will then be the leader.

Keep going across like that until your bracelet is long enough. And there you have it! One candy stripe friendship bracelet.

Tie it off, trim it and get your little friend to help you tie it to your wrist.

That's why it's called a 'friendship bracelet.'

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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