Back in elementary school, friendship bracelets were all the rage. As someone who could cross-stitch, crochet, sew, and lots more, I was so dang mad at myself because friendship bracelets were the one craft that escaped me. While all my friends were braiding intricate designs during recess and gifting them to each other, I would make knotty messes.
This ladder stitch was my savior then, and it’s still the only one I can do. The point of this story being, this stitch is the friendship bracelet stitch for those who can’t do bracelets.
So here’s how it’s done:
Start with four threads. The two middle ones should be about 1 foot long, and the two outer ones should be around 3 feet. Only the two outer threads will show.
Tie an overhand knot, then tape it to a table or a piece of cardboard.
Now, take the thread on the right (white in my case) and put it over the middle two threads.
Now loop the thread under the middle threads and back.
Pull the loop taught.
And that’s it. You do the same with the left thread (black), and continue alternating back and forth until it reaches the length you want.
When you reach the length you want, tie it off with an overhand knot.
And that’s it!