Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Pattern

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This free pattern is for a super easy and quick friendship bracelet.

It works up beautifully in variegated thread colours and would be a perfect beginner crochet project.

The bracelet can be crocheted, from start to finish, in less than 10 minutes. It is easily customized to different sizes as it is worked lengthwise.

You can simply tie the ends together to be worn on a friend’s wrist, or you can stitch the two ends together and slide it over your hand to wear.

Who knew something so easy to make could look so pretty?

Cover Image | Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

10 Minute Rainbow Friendship Bracelet

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  • Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 Crochet Thread (shown in Mexicana and Ocean)
  • 2.25 mm (B) Crochet Hook

Abbreviations Used: R – row, sc – single crochet, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches

Bracelet Lengths: Please note these are approximate lengths and the actual wrist size will vary from person to person. If you do not have an exact wrist size for the person you wish to give the bracelet to, the easiest way to make one to fit would be to finish off leaving a tail for tying the bracelet in place. Try it on the wrist and if it is too large then remove the last few rows until it fits and then tie it on!


  • 2-3 years: 5.0″
  • 4-5 years: 5.5″
  • 6-7 years: 6.0″
  • 8-9 years: 6.25″
  • 10-11 years: 6.5″
  • 12-13 years: 7″


  • Small 7.5″
  • Medium 8 ”
  • Large 8.5″

Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Pattern

Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

R1: ch 3, begin in the 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)

Step 1: Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

R2: work 1 sc in each of the 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)

Step 2: Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign

R3: work 1 sc in each of the 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)

R4 – End: repeat R3 until your bracelet measures the length you want (see size options listed above if needed)

Step 3: Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign


Super simple right? If you are teaching someone to crochet this would be a good starting project – it allows them to practise some very basic stitches and in the end they have something to show for their work. Learning something new is always much more fun when you can walk away with a finished item.

These will make great summertime projects!

My daughter has already asked me to make a few for her friends to give to them at the end of the school year. She wants the rainbow colours but I have to admit I am loving the Oceania colours myself and I will share an easy modification to this pattern in tomorrow’s free pattern post. It will kick this basic project up a notch – to make a lovely gift, or a pretty addition to your own summertime jewellery collection!

Oceania Rainbow Bracelet | Rainbow Friendship Bracelet | Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign


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  1. I finished my first friendship bracelet for my grandson. He wants to learn how ~ thank you for your pattern.
    How can you make a final closure that can open the bracelet enough to go on by expanding when one puts it over the hand?
    Is there a link to how to do that?

  2. Hi

    I like the pattern but I’m a bit confused by it. How do you add the different colours to make a rainbow bracelet? Are the different coloured sections sewn together? Thanks.

  3. Hi! You need to put the 1st stitch in R2 in the last stitch worked in R1. See the photo below the text for R2 to assist you with placement 🙂

  4. Beautiful work! I’m confused about where to put my sc after I turn. I have round 1 down, chain 1 then when I turn don’t know where to start my sc. Thank you for any help.

  5. Hi Suzan, you are very welcome 🙂 Yes it is the stitch count for the row – to make sure everyone understands there will be 2 stitches in each row for the bracelet 🙂 I’m very happy you found my site too! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely crochet bracelets instructions! Very clear and helpful. I am a bit confused as to why there is a (2) after the 1st 2nd and 3rd row of the Rainbow friendship bracelet. Are’t we supposed to be repeating the sc stitches in the 2nd and 3rd sts on every row anyway?
    I love the lacy crochet cuff bracelet and your favourite bracelet pattern!
    Thanks again for your inspirational patterns I am very happy to have found your designs!

  7. Hi Sharon, Thank you 🙂 I’m happy you like it!! If you run into any questions with the pattern please let me know. Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  8. Thank you Rhondda, this is lovely and dainty anxious to try.