We love our Crafts Basics series.. and have another great simple tutorial for you: How do you braid with 4 Strands! Yes the 4 strand plait. At first it looks a little tricky. But you will quickly get the hang of it.
How to make a 4 Strand Braid or Plait
It really is easiest to watch the video!! YAY! But will also explain the process below!
How to make a plait with four strands – step by step instructions
Take your four strands and either knot, pin or tape them to a surface. When plaiting it is always helpful to have some “tension” at the top and make it easier for you to plait!
Even out the strands, so they are lying neatly before you.
Take the strand on the far right and and move over ONE strands to it’s left.
Then take the strand on far left and bring it across BOTH central strands.
NOTE: the strand on the right only goes over ONE strand. The strand from the left always goes over TWO strands. And that is it!!
Keep going and then knot your plait to secure it. You have now successfully plaited with 4 strands. Isn’t it pretty?! I love how when you plait with 2 colours you end up with a chevron plait! So easy.
Hope you enjoyed this Craft Basic!
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