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Crochet Beaded Friendship Bracelet

by | Accessories, All Designs, Crochet, DIY, Free Patterns

Whether you’re looking for last minute gifts, or just want a quick craft for party favors, this crochet beaded friendship bracelet is sure to hit the mark!  You can use any color embroidery thread or thin yarn, and any style beads to create endless possibilities. Use letter beads to spell out names and phrases on these fun fashion accessories!

beaded friendship bracelet

These light, elegant bracelets use size 6 glass seed beads crocheted onto DMC embroidery thread. You can also use lace or fingering weight yarns or crochet thread as the base. Larger size alphabet beads may need a slightly thicker, like a sport or DK weight yarn. You can play around with different types of yarns and beads to get the combination you like!

The crochet bracelet uses only chain stitches and slip stitches. When working with slip stitches, make sure to keep your stitches very loose. We all have a tendency to tighten the slip stitch as we work the next stitch, so you’ll need to be aware of the tension as you work.

The instructions below use 30 beads for an adult size bracelet. For a child, I’ve used around 20-25 beads. You’ll want to create a chain slightly longer than the number of beads you want to use. For example, for 30 beads, you’ll chain 39, for 4 unbeaded stitches on either side. (You’ll lose 1 stitch when you turn.)

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Crochet Beaded Friendship Bracelet Pattern


  • Size C/2.75mm crochet hook
  • 6 strand embroidery thread
  • 20-30 size 6 glass beads
  • sewing needle small enough to go through the beads
  • scissors
  • tape
  • super glue


  • ch – chain stitch
  • FLO – front loop only
  • sl st(es) – slip stitch(es)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Bracelet Instructions

Thread 30 seed beads onto your embroidery thread or yarn.

Row 1: Leave a 7-8 inch tail.  Ch. 39. Turn

Row 2: Sl st in back ridge of the 2nd ch from hook.  Sl st in each chain across.  Turn.

Row 3: Ch. 1, sl st in FLO in each of next 4 st, *move a bead to the right of your hook, sl st in FLO of next st. Repeat from * 30 sts, sl st next 4 st.  Turn.

The bead part isn’t as hard as it sounds.  Push each bead tightly to the work before inserting your hook into the stitch to complete the slip stitch.  The bead should now be on the right of your hook, while the unused beads continue to be on the left of the hook.  (for right handers)

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in FLO in each st across.  Leave a 7-8 inch tail and fasten off.

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Now you have the body of the bracelet with a two tails on the same side of the bracelet.

Cut 5 lengths of embroidery thread, each about 14-15 inches (twice the length of a tail).

Attach 3 strands to the end with no tails, using a lark’s head knot.  Attach the other 2 strands to the end with the 2 tails.  You should have 6 “tails” on each end of the bracelet.

Split the 6 tails into 3 strands and braid for 2-3 inches.  Tie ends with a knot, and cut off remaining yarn ends.

Use a separate length of yarn, and tie a slightly loose knot both bracelet tails. Work 5-6 macrame knots (or a series of square knots) around both bracelet tails. Be careful not to over tighten the square knots – the tails should be free to move. Secure the macrame join with a square knot and cut ends. Add a dab of super glue to the knot ends to prevent fraying.

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For mine, I ended the braids with a knot, added a couple more beads and tied another knot to hold them in place.  The finishing touches are completely up to you!

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  1. Violet Park

    Simple but Great!
    May I introduce your pattern via my blog?

    If you agree, I’d like to translate this pattern into Korean.

    Thank you.

  2. jessica

    I’m so confused on how to even start the bracelet.

  3. Heleen

    Hi there,

    Love your work!! Just one question.. I’m dutch so it’s a bit a difficulty for me to follow the US pattern. I have the bracelet finished so far, but how to make the adjustable ends? Greetings, Heleen

    • ChiWei

      The ends are braided, and then I use a macrame square knot to create a loop around both of the braids. Since the braids are knotted at the end, once the loop around them is secure, neither end can fall out of the loop.

  4. Thandie Dowery

    Hi Chiwei,

    Love your bracelets! (“,)

    Am not sure what I’m doing wrong, but the beads are not coming out straight no matter how tight I pull them. Do you know what the problem might be?


    • ChiWei

      Hi Thandie, the few times I’ve had my beads come out crooked, I think I pulled them too tight, actually, so that they were too close together. If I crochet them on a bit loose, they seem to have a bit more room to wiggle and I can sort of line them up a bit straighter. Sorry that’s not too much help!

  5. Tara

    Love this! I can’t tell you how long I have spent looking at those Etsy pictures either. If you winged it and made it yourself those patent police have nothing to go on! Thanks for sharing!

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    You will you should definitely brighten their day with a new bracelet they’ll put on and take
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  7. Kristy

    I found your post and thought I would give it a try. Mine looks awesome however.. I am having a hard time finishing it off.

    When you say loop one of the strands on the end with tail… do you mean just loop it through anywhere?

    Are you braiding and then tie the sliding knot?


    • ChiWei

      I do braid the ends and then tie the sliding knot around. And to add the tail, yes, just to anywhere on the end.

  8. Nery

    Hi thanks for pattern! A question. .. why my bracelet twist? 🙁

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  10. Marcia Kirby

    So you never actually have to put your crochet hook through the bead?

    By the way, I made two Classic Stuffed Bunnies for Easter. My grandchildren loved them and the directions were great. Thank you.

  11. Marcia Kirby

    At the beginning of chain, are the beads at your left hand and tail at right hand? Are you chaining toward the beads?

  12. Marcia

    I did it! The bracelet looks great. Couldn’t cope with floss so went to 24/7 cotton. Easier to work with. Also alternated beads with the sl. st. Now trying to square knot!

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  14. Kelly

    awesome thank you, beautiful

  15. pikcat

    I love it! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial! I will make a tons of bracelet for my little sisters.

  16. Nadira

    Can I use yarn instead?

  17. Nadira

    Do I continue to slip stitch in back for every row?

  18. Barb BORAN

    I love this bracelet, love beads and love crochet so this is perfect however I’m stumped and hope u will take the time to try and help me so I can make this. Anyway in row 1 do u mean the back bump of the chain or the back loop? For the next row do u go into that horizontal bar or into the front or back loop. Same with the next row. I watched a video on how to do slip stitch crochet and it shows going into the bar. Is there a utube video I could watch that shows the second row. Thank you!!!!!

  19. s

    do you have a video, because i just don’t get the last part where you take 3 pieces 14-15 ” long etc., from there ….


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