The Candy Stripe

What it looks like :

Instructions:

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1) Take as many strings as you would like (in the example, I use four) and arrange them in any order.

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2) Take the first string (green) and make a forward knot onto the next string (blue). In the picture, I’m showing you how to make a forward knot. For written instructions, visit The Four Knots.

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3) Now, take the same string that you just used (green) and continue onto the next string (orange). Make a forward knot.

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4) Still using the same string (green), move onto the last string (pink) and make a forward knot. There are no other threads to make knots on with green string (in my example, yours may be a different color), so just set the string down.

5) Now you’re going to do this whole process again with the blue (in my example, yours may be a different color) string. And when it reaches the end, do it over again with the next string that is in front. It’s very simple.

Cool Ideas!

If you only want to use two colors, but want your rows to be longer and more noticeable, try using those two colors, but with about 4 different strands of each. So the string arrangement will look like this: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2. This way the rows will be really long and won’t look really small.

If you really want to emphasize a color, such as a bracelet made in honor of a sports team, try using the colors organized like this : 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, and so on. If you want them to be even thicker, try to organize the colors in this order: 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, … and so on. The colors will be really close and a lot thicker, so they’ll stand out more! (And show you have team spirit!)

And always remember to make your bracelet your own! So don’t take my word for it, go ahead and experiment!

The example Candy Stripe at the top of the page : I used 9 strands of embroidery floss in a rainbow pattern. I made this a while back! Probably six years ago!

Comment if there’s any questions!

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10 Responses to The Candy Stripe

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    can you use yarn for the candy stripe braclete

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  5. SCD14 says:

    Is it suppose to curl up?

  6. qwerty says:

    what can you use if you don’t have a clip board?

    • You can use clear masking tape on a flat, sturdy surface, like a counter. (Be sure that it isn’t on a painted surface because the paint can come off with the tape!) Some people also attach their bracelet to a pillowcase with a safety pin, but I find it kind of hard.

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