(( Bracelets )) Round 4 Strand Braid
|Table of contents||1. Introduct|
2. Step by Step
2.1. Step 1
2.2. Step 2
2.3. Step 3
2.4. Step 4
2.5. Step 5
2.6. Step 6
2.7. Step 7
2.8. Step 8
2.9. Step 9
2.10. Step 10
2.11. Step 11
4. Alternate Tutorial
6. With a Core
Round 4 strand braids are usually used with leather, para cord, and plastic craft lace. It is one of my favorite ways to end a friendshi
I will be using 4 different colors (one color per strand) so that it will be easier to follow my instructi
Step by Step
I have assigned each strand a letter, A, B, C, and D.
Start by taking strand D and crossing it over both strands C and B.
The strands should now be arranged A D B C
Take Strand B and cross it over strand D
The strands should now be arranged A B D C
Take Strand A and pass it over both strands B and D.
The strands should now be arranged B D A C
Take Strand D and cross it over strand A
The strands should now be arranged B A D C
Take strands B A into the left hand and strands D C into the right and tighten the braid.
(Make sure you don't mix the strands up!)
B A D C
Take strand C and cross over strands D and A.
The strands should be arranged B C A D
Take strand A and pass it over strand C.
The strands should be arranged B A C D
Take strand B and cross over strands A and C.
The strands should be arranged A C B D
Take strand C and pass it over strand B.
The strands should now be arranged A BC D
Take strands A B into the left hand and strands C D into the right and tighten the braid.
Start again from #1 and repeat pattern until desired length ....
There are different ways to arrange the colors you start off with that give you other patterns
for example lay out your strands 1 1 2 2 and you will create what is called the diamond stitch braid.
If you lay out your colors 1 2 2 1 you will get a spiral effect
This image is from the same link listed below..
There is also a Tutorial for this here. Note that he does it a little bit different then i do...
it looks like this....
this image is from the same site as listed above, and though he is using craft lace you can also use threads or floss.
With a Core
The images for the tutorial unless otherwise stated where made by me in paint.