The thicker the string the faster you can make this cool, bracelet!
Here’s what you do:
Choose 2 or more different colored pieces of cord, yarn or string. Cut the pieces so they are 24 inches long. Tie the pieces together, making a knot about 1 1/2 inches in from the end.
Take one piece of yarn and loop it over the other piece(s). Continue to loop the working strand under the three strands, and finish by pulling it back up and through your top loop. Pull it tight to complete the stitch.
Repeat until you have as much of that color as you would like. The stitches will start to curl around the inner strands making the bracelet resemble a staircase, thus the name Chinese Staircase bracelet.
When you choose to switch colors for your working stitch, put that strand back in the pile, and pull out a different color to use for the stitch.
Tie a knot at the end of your bracelet, and tie the ends together making sure the bracelet slips over your wrist.
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Just do these 3 things for the bracelet exchange:
1. Make a bracelet and put it in an envelope addressed to:
PO Box 85
Allison Park, PA 15101
2. Write a note for the girl who’ll get it! For fun, mention the nearest big city to you!
3. Put an extra envelope in, too, that has 2 stamps on it and is addressed to YOU! This is how you’ll get a bracelet back!
SPECIAL PACKAGING TIP: Wrap the bracelet that you send in another piece of paper, or a little plastic bag. It will keep it from getting damaged! And be sure to hand-deliver your envelope and bracelet to a post office so they don’t put your package in a machine!