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Scout Bracelet

 
Scout Bracelet

 

Description:  The Scout Bracelet is named for the fact that it's often used as a project in Girl Scouts.

This is a very easy Macrame bracelet, suitable for children as well as beginners.  

The knotting technique is Endless Falls, and an Overhand knot is used to make the clasp.  

This bracelet design has a loop at one end, so you can add a regular button or bead at the other end, if you don't want the Overhand knot.

One of the nicest features is that it's reversible. The design on the back is as interesting as the front.

In the example shown, nylon Paracord was used, but you can make it with just about any material.

Kim Roslewicz inspired me to create this unique Macrame pattern.

 
 
 

Supplies Needed:

  • 2mm to 4mm material (2 colors)
  • Project Board and Pins
  • Button or Bead for Clasp (optional)
 
 
 

Step 1:  Decide now which cord you want as the primary color, and mentally label it Color A (green cord in images). It should be at least 60 inches long.

Color B (yellow) will be seen along the sides of the Scout Bracelet, and should be at least 36 inches long.


Prepare the ends with tape or glue. When using Paracord, an Adult should heat the ends to melt the nylon, which prevents the inner core from being pulled out accidentally.

Important:  When using Satin, Silk or Leather, use the Cross Pin technique to secure the cords, or lean the pins.

 

 
Fold Color A  

Fold the Color A cord in half and secure it to your board.

Place the Color B cord under it, so the centers of both cords line up.

 

 
Cross Ends  

Step 2: Cross the ends of the Color B cord in front of the Color A cord.

Make sure you cross the ends right over left.

 

 
Design Tip: You can cross either direction.

Just make sure you cross the cords the same way each time, so the Scout Bracelet is consistent.
 

 
Bring Ends Around Cross  

Step 3: Bring the ends of the Color A cord up and over the crossed area of the other cord.

Move them through the space between the right and left segments of the color A cord.

Pull the ends straight down behind the crossed area.

 

 
Repeat  

Step 4:  Tighten the knot by pulling on the ends, leaving a 1-inch loop.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 several more times.

Stop when the Scout Bracelet measures just a little less than the size you want, since you still need to make a clasp.

 

 
Front and Back Views   This is what the completed bracelet looks like on both the back and front.
 
 
 

To complete the Scout Bracelet, you will need to add a button, bead, or knot to the ends in order to form the clasp. This all depends on the thickness of the material you are using.

For a regular button or bead, slide two cords though the shank or hole in opposite directions.   Tie a tight Overhand knot to hold it in place.

Finish off the other two cords by sliding them under knots in the area and applying glue.

Below are instructions to make a simple Knot Clasp:

 

 

Overhand Knot Clasp

 
 
Clockwise Circle   Step 6: Make a clockwise circle with all the ends working together.
 

 
Overhand Knot   Step 7: Bring the ends through the circle from below, to complete the Overhand knot.
 

 
Completed Bracelet  

Tighten the knot firmly, applying glue as you do so. When it's dry, cut off the excess close to the knot.

For Paracord, an Adult should heat the ends to prevent the cord from fraying.

 
 



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