How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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Need a little inspiration for your next friendship bracelet project? Check out this list of the very best friendship bracelet patterns for beginners. You’ll find all sorts of fun and easy designs, like the chevron friendship bracelet pattern, a simple braid, the candy stripe friendship bracelet, and so much more.

Keep reading to see all of the different patterns, plus lots of tips for making fun friendship bracelets.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Making friendship bracelets is practically a rite of passage! It’s one of those nostalgic activities that we all remember from our days at summer camp.

Friendship bracelets are the perfect easy craft all you need to get started is some colorful embroidery floss and a pattern! I love that friendship bracelets are portable, too just attach them to your jeans with a safety pin, and you can tie them while you ride along on a summer road trip.

Plus, a sophisticated friendship bracelet makes a great gift for your best friends.

To inspire your next creation, I’ve rounded up my favorite beginner-friendly friendship bracelet patterns. These free and easy patterns will show you how to make all sorts of cool designs, including 3 strand braids, diagonal stripes, chevrons, spiral staircases, zipper bracelets, and more!

How to Make Friendship Bracelets

If you are new to making friendship bracelets, you may be wondering where to start. If so, check out this How to Make Friendship Bracelets guide. This beginner guide will walk you through your first friendship bracelet from the first knot to the last.

Bracelet Making Supplies

You don’t need many materials to make friendship bracelets just a few different colors of thread or embroidery floss. Here is a list of my recommend friendship bracelet supplies. And if you need help picking out your colors of embroidery threads, check out this guide to friendship bracelet color ideas.

You’ll also need to set up your work area with enough space to work. I like to tie my bracelets on a flat surface, like a tabletop or clipboard. You can also attach the large knot at the top of the bracelet to your jeans with a safety pin.

How to Read Patterns

Friendship bracelets are made by tying simple knots on strands of floss. If you haven’t made bracelets in a while, it’s a good idea to review how to tie the basic knots, like the forward knot and the backward knot.

Then, if you need help reading any of the patterns, including how to decipher a pattern chart, check out this article: How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns.

Easy Friendship Bracelet Patterns

Ready to make your own friendship bracelets? Grab your floss, and let’s get started. I’ll start with the easiest friendship bracelets made with only two strings. After that, we’ll work our way up to bracelets made with more stands, like the chevron pattern and diamond pattern.

A collection of the very best friendship bracelet patterns for beginners. You’ll find all sorts of different patterns, like chevrons, braids, stripes, hearts, and so much more.

A braided bracelet in a traditional Celtic style looks complicated but it is easier to braid than you might think. In fact it is quite simple once you have understood the system.p how to.

In the following tutorial we show you step by step how to:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

We have chosen the bracelet on the left top but instead of the rose gold coloured leather cord we have used a light grey cotton cord in 1mm.

As the first step you prepare the 4 strands you want to braid. Each strand consists of two 1mm black leather cords and one of the light grey cotton cord which is in the middle. As a beginner you should use the double length of the bracelet which means app. 40 cm. To keep the cords together as one strand we have used adhesive tape as you can see on the photo:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

In step 2 you staple all four strands together:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

In step 3 you fix them on a clipboard:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Step 4: Now you take the strand on the right and cross it to the left over the next strand:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

and subsequently again to the left by crossing under the next strand:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then you proceed from the left to the right in reversed order. First you cross to the right but now under the next strand and secondly over the next strand.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then you start again on the right side be crossing once over and then under the next strand.

As a formula you can keep in mind:

On the right side: cross over – cross under

On the left side: cross under – cross over

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Finally you secure the end with adhesive tape and cut the strands app. 5mm behind the tape (this is the depth of the clasp end):

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then you glue the ends into the clasp or end cap:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

The same is done on the other side after having measured the correct length for your bracelet. Then you remove the tape carefully:

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

The bracelet is now ready!

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

It is even easier to braid with 5 strands! The formula on both sides is identical:

From the right and from the left always:

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.

This 4 strand braid is perfect for T-shirt yarn – turn it into Friendship Bracelets, hair bands or as bag straps.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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!!

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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!

If you love T-Shirt Yarn, you may want to check out these great T-Shirt Yarn DIY ideas

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Materials:
Five colors of DMC 5 Pearl Cotton Embroidery Thread
Hook and eye
Needle and thread
Sewing machine
Alternative: jewelry fixings to clasp strands, jump ring, clasp

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

In the first step, strand 1 moves to the right over strand 2 and strand 3 moves over strand 4. You end up with the order below, 2 1 4 3 5. Note that 5 stayed where it was.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Next, move strand 4 over 1 and strand 5 over 3 to the left. Strand 2 stays where it is.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then, go back to the left side. Strand 1 goes to the right over 5 and strand 2 goes to the right over 4.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Now, back again from the right, 5 goes over 2 and 3 goes over 1. And, so on.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Here is the numerical pattern:
1 2 3 4 5
2 1 4 3 5
2 4 1 5 3
4 2 5 1 3
4 5 2 3 1
5 4 3 2 1
5 3 4 1 2
3 5 1 4 2
. . .
Do you see how each number moves across the pattern diagonally and then hangs out at the edge for two turns and moves back the other direction? Look at one number, the 1, for example, you can see how it is moving to the right with each step and then stays to the right for 1 step and then moves back again. Each strand goes through this process. You could use tape to label each strand and follow this pattern if that helps you.

Or, if you are more visual – try this. My mantra while I do this is two to the left, two to the right, two to the left, two to the right. See the strand farthest-most to the right, and the strand in the middle? I’ve put arrows on them. These two go to the left, over the adjacent strand. The strand farthest to the left, stays where it is.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then, you do the same on the opposite side. The strand to the farthest most left and the middle strand each move over one strand to the right. The farthest right strand stays where it is.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

You repeat that over and over. The two with the arrows move to the left.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then, move the two with the arrows to the right.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Continue with the braid until you get to an inch or so past desired length.

Introduction: Four Strands Braided Bracelets

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

I had these four colours I think look amazing together, so I wanted to make a bracelet of it. Yes, that’s right, I wanted to make a bracelet because I think the colours look great together. You might ask yourself why, but it is really simple and logical actually. When colours look great together, they should be together. And how else to do that than by making a bracelet!! But, there were four colours. Four. So, I decided I would just braid it to see how it turns out 😀

After that I ended up with that cute, unevenly bracelet. But, the laces I had were 1 meter long so I still had quite a bit left. Back to the braiding then 🙂 The second bracelet I made is the caged bracelet, it’s a lot wider than the first bracelet and has one central colour. After braiding those two bracelets, the laces still weren’t finished. Of course I made a third one 🙂 The third one looks more like what you think of when you think of a four stranded braid, well at least I think so. I’m really glad with how these bracelets turned out and I hope you like them too.

In this instructable, I show how to start and end one of the bracelets once, because this is exactly the same for all three of them. The only difference is in the braiding explanations, just choose the braid you like most 🙂

Step 1: Materials

To make one of these bracelets, you will need the following:

– four faux suede laces ( I used four different colours, but this is entirely up to you)
– two cord crimps (mine were 13 mm)
– two metal rings
– a closure ( I used a toggle clasp)
– pliers
– scissors

Step 2: Joining the Laces

Take your four laces and one of the cord crimps. Align the laces so that the ends are at the same height. Turn the laces ,while holding them with your thumb to prevent them from moving, so they are straight up. Put the cord crimp on top of them and close the cord crimp using your pliers.

Step 3: Braiding Bracelet 1

Start by taking the right lace and putting it over the two laces next to it. Next, take the left lace and move it over the lace next to it (the one you just placed there). That’s all! Keep repeating these steps until you have reached the length you need for your bracelet. While braiding, try to keep the laces as flat as possible for the best look. Keep in mind that it shouldn’t completely fit around your wrist, there is also a closure there.

Step 4: Braiding Bracelet 2

Start by putting the right lace under the one on it’s left. Next, put it over the next lace on the left. Now it is time to take your left lace. Put it over the lace on it’s right and under the next one. Keep repeating these two steps until your braid is finished. Keep in mind it shouldn’t fit around your wrist completely, there is also a closure there.

Step 5: Braiding Bracelet 3

Start by taking the right lace. Put it over the lace on it’s left. After that, put it underneath the next lace on the left. Lastly, put it over the last strand on the left. Repeat these steps until you have reached the desired length, keeping in mind that the closure still has to be added, so you don’t have to braid the bracelet until it completely fits around your wrist.

Step 6: Closing the Bracelet

When you have reached the length you need, put your thumb on the end to prevent it from unbraiding. Straighten the laces in order to cut them off evenly. When you have done that, repeat what you did to join the laces: While holding them with your thumb, turn them up so they are straight up. Put the second cord crimp on top and use pliers to close it.

Step 7: Rings and the Closure

Add one of the loops to the beginning of the bracelet and one to the end. Before closing them, add the parts of the toggle clasp.

Step 8: Done!

Well, that’s it! I hope you liked this instructable, found it useful and maybe will try it yourself 🙂

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Last summer I was on a DIY friendship bracelets kick. We made these chain bracelets, these triple ball bracelets, these fishtail bracelets, and these diamond friendship bracelets… I’ve been jonesing to make another one ever since! These bracelets are supremely easy to make… they only look complicated. Regular old friendship bracelets can take hours, but you can whip up a few of these in just twenty minutes. And once you master the 5 strand braid, the options are endless! (I can’t wait to try it with a thicker rope.)

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Materials: 5 shades of embroidery floss, sharp scissors.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Begin by cutting your embroidery floss into ten pieces (2 per color, each about 32″ long) and grouping them together by color. Tie them at the top (leave 2-3″ of floss at the top so that you can tie it on later.) You can safety pin it or tape it, or if you are at a table I find that putting a full glass of water over the ends holds it down nicely.

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Take your outermost left strand (the blue one, here) and bring it under the next strand (pink in this case) and over the next strand (peach, here.)

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Then do the same on the other side… taking the outermost strand and bringing it under the next color (the white in this case) and over the next color (the coral here.)

How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

Continue along, weaving under-over, under-over, and a pretty pattern will develop. I find that keeping the strands of floss as flat as possible results in a nice fat stitch.

Table of Contents

How do you make a 5 string braided bracelet?

5-Strand Braid Friendship Bracelet

  1. Cut 5 strands of embroidery floss about 4 ft long, fold in half and knot at the middle to make a loop.
  2. You will braid using two same-color lengths of cord as one piece.
  3. The first pair of Working Cords is from the far left (yellow).
  4. Pull the Working Pair over to the right side.

How do you make a 5 string bracelet?

How to make a four strand round Braid?

– You can braid a bracelet or other craft project using the same pattern. Thanks! – Spray your hair all over with hairspray to tame flyaways and keep the braid tight and secure. – Once you practice and get comfortable with working with 4 strands of hair, you can move on to more difficult styles of 4-strand braids like side braids, ponytail braids, or

How to do a 4 strand braid or plait?

Cut 4 equal strands of cord or yarn. Wrap a fabric measuring tape around your wrist and make a note of the measurement.

  • Tie 1 end of the strands together and tape them to a flat work surface.
  • Braid the outer strands towards the center.
  • Bring the right strand over 1 and lift the leftmost strand over 2 strands.
  • How to braid a classic braid?

    – Do a French braid. French braids start at the scalp, incorporating hair from the sides of the head, and end in a braided tail secured with a hairband. – Do a fishtail braid. This pretty braid looks more delicate than a regular braid, since you’re working with smaller sections of hair. – Try a Dutch braid. – Create a rope braid.

    How to tie a four strand round Braid easily?

    Four Strand Round Braid (Lanyard Stitch) Lanyard Stitch is also Known as the 4-Strand Round Braid. Two 1 yard (.9 m) strands of Rexlace = 1 foot ( 30.5 cm) length of stitches/knots. – Two 1 yards (.9 m) strands of Rexlace or S’getti String in contrasting colors. Fig. 1- Fold both strands of Rexlace (or S’getti) in half and to find the centers

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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    Hello my dear readers! Today I want to share with my new passion in jewelry DIY world — Macrame bracelets. If you are not familiar with the term, Macrame bracelet is usually made by cords/strings using certain kinds of knotting techniques. Beads and charms can also be knotted in to create more design possibilities.

    Since this is my first post on Macrame bracelet, I would like to start from the most basic technique — Four strand braid. This tutorial will first introduce how to make a basic four strand braid using waxed cord. Then shows you two bracelet designs which combines beads with four strand braid. Now let’s get started!

    This is a short video showing you how to make a basic four strand braid using waxed cord. The process is very simple and straightforward, but will lay a foundation for many more complicated designs.

    If you just want to make a simple four strand braid bracelet, I suggest you to explore different color combinations. You can also change the pattern of the braid by simply switching the position of the cord.

    Material Needed:

    • 4 strands of waxed cord (0.6mm)

    In this bracelet design, I made a long strand of braid and attached aquamarine stone in the middle. To give the bracelet a more organic feel, I used a freshwater pearl as a clasp.

    You can learn a lot of useful techniques in this video.I listed the key points and its time table in the video below.

    0:33 How to make a wrapped knot
    1:55 How to attach beads to the string
    6:31 How to make a clasp using a pearl bead

    Material Needed for aquamarine beads bracelet

    • 4 strands of brown waxed cord (0.6mm)
    • 6mm Aquamarine natural stone beads
    • 1 coin pearl bead

    In this design, I weaved tiny 925 silver beads into the braid. This dainty sparkle bracelet is very quick to make. Who wouldn’t love a DIY project that takes less than 30 minutes?

    Technique:

    A kumihimo disk or marudai can be an amazing tool for making braids, but sometimes you want a nice, simple, round braid without bothering with special equipment. This post exists because I wanted to make a round braid out of cord that didn’t fit in the notches of my kumihimo disk, and I didn’t want to ramshackle together a temporary marudai for one project. Working on this also brought back a childhood memory – I had a bracelet from one of those capsule machines (knowing my mom, probably a reward for being good on a trip through Kmart) that eventually started falling apart. I was fascinated by the way it was woven together, and while I was working on the 8 strand version for this post, I realized that it’s made exactly how that bracelet was. So I solved a tiny mystery from my childhood, and figured out how to put together an upcoming project that I’ll share here!

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    They all seemed to use about the same amount of strand length, which surprised me. I made braids about 12 inches/30cm long, so it’s possible that thread usage would change with a longer braid, or with a different kind of string. Be sure to test your materials before starting on a large project.

    Decide on your finished length, multiply by 1.3, then add 5 inches/12.5 cm for holding at the end while braiding. Be sure to double that if you’re folding your threads in half like I did.

    The most difficult part of making these braids is managing your thread tension. I would work through the pattern repeat 2 to 3 times loosely, then adjust and tighten the threads carefully. Experiment with different methods to see what works best for you.

    Because of the method used, the threads have no natural inclination to stay in order. You can see it in the pictures – strands tending to pull into the wrong gap up close to the tightened braid. With a little practice you’ll know what’s going to give you trouble. When tightening/adjusting your braid, or stepping away for a while, be sure the strands are held down in the right order.

    4 Strand Braid

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Start with your strands laid out flat as shown. Take the strand on the right over to the gap between the two on the left.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Then take that same strand under the strand just to the right of it.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now take the strand on the left to the gap on the right.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    And then under the strand just to the left.

    Repeat that pattern over and over until you reach your desired length.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    6 Strand Braid

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Start with the strand on the right, and bring it to the last gap on the left.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Then take it under the strand to the right, and over the next strand.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now bring the strand on the left to the gap on the right.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    And take it under, then over, the strands on it’s left.

    Repeat those steps until you reach your desired length.

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    8 Strand Braid

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Start with the strand on the far right, and bring it to the last gap on the left.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Then take it under, over, under the three strand to it’s right.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now bring the strand on the far left to the last gap on the right.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    And take it under, over, under the strands on it’s left.

    Keep repeating those steps until you reach your desired length.

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    If you look at these 3 braids you can extrapolate out how to do the same with more strands – just more under, over, under, over to reach the center. It gets harder and harder to manage the tension, though, so if it’s possible to switch to a kumihimo disk that would probably be easier. A method like our Spiral Braids tutorial would be a good option.

    There are many ways you can use Kumihimo in jewelry making. I like to add seed beads to my friendship bracelets. Also see my more traditional Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets and how I set up different patterns for the beads.

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    Supplies needed:

    My favorite thing to use for the string in a Kumihimo project is embroidery thread. I love it because I always have some on hand from other projects. Plus there are so many colors, you can really customize the bracelet to be exactly what you want.

    Calculating how much thread you will need

    For example, I wanted my bracelets 7 1/2 inches long. 7.5 X 4 = 30. Then 30 + 12 = 42. So I cut two strands of cream thread and two strands of turquoise thread that were 42 inches each.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Setting up the Loom

    Find the middle of your threads and tie them together with a small piece of string. Then tie on a weight of some kind. You could use a heavy bead, a small toy, whatever you can find around the house. I found this little gauge that had a hole in it, not sure what it’s for, but it worked well for this.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Braiding with a Kumihimo Loom

    Step 1:

    Step 2:

    Step 3:

    Step 4:

    Turn the loom so the E is at the top.

    Step 5:

    Grab the cream thread to the right of the E and place it in the next available spot to the right of the W.

    Step 6:

    Grab the cream thread to the left of the W and place it in the next available spot to the left of the E.

    Step 7:

    Turn the loom so the S is at the top and repeat all the steps.

    Step 8:

    Continue until the braid is as long as you would like it to be.

    Finishing the Bracelet

    When you are finished take each of turquoise threads off the loom and tie them in a knot right up next to the braid. Then repeat with the cream threads.

    After the first few turns your threads will no longer line up with the letters, just continue the pattern.

    To finish it off I just tied it in a knot after it was on my ankle. I’m planning on wearing it the rest of the summer.

    So what do you think? It’s pretty easy, isn’t it?

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    Tutorial-4-strand braid

    One version of the 4-strand braid with A-B-A-B strand order

    I don’t recall who first taught me to make this 4-strand braid. All I know is that I already knew how to make it when I went to learn to weave in Potosi. When I had finished my pieces on the staked-out ground loom, my weaving teacher offered to teach me to make a 4-strand braid. I told her that I already knew how to make one and she looked at me in disbelief challenging me to show her. I did and both she and her sister could hardly contain their laughter!

    Then Hilda proceeded to show me how they do it by placing the end loops of the warps on their fingers and passing them to and fro from finger to finger from hand to hand. I love it!! It works beautifully to finish the warp ends on bookmarks, key fobs and wall hangings which are naturally in loops.

    Here are two tutorials for the two methods. The first has step-by-step photos of the way the strands move to form the braid. You can experiment with it and see how it best suits you to hold the strands in your hands. I usually work this on the end warps of a bookmark or key fob and so have the woven piece anchored between my knees. If I am just making a long braid on its own, I tie a knot in the end and anchor it under a heavy book or have someone hold it for me. With this first method you can make a braid as long as you like. Just make sure you pause now and then to untangle the free ends.

    4-strand braids used to finish keyfobs, as edging and a strap for a small purse and as a zip pull on a coin purse. On the keyfobs I didn’t want to finish the braids with bulky knots so I painted the ends with diluted white glue and then pressed the ends together as the glue dried.

    I used two colors for the braid in this tutorial – two strands of color A and two of color B. The order of the strands to start braiding is B-A-A-B as shown below.

    LEFT: Step1: Arrange the 4 strands in this position. This is the “home “position. RIGHT: Step 2: Cross strand A1 to the right over the top of A2.

    LEFT:Step 3:Strand A1 continues moving to the right passing over the top of strand B2. RIGHT: Step 4: Strand A2 continues moving to the left passing under strand B1. Now the two white strands are in the center.

    LEFT: Step 5: Strand B2 crosses to the left over the top of strand B1. RIGHT: Step 6: B2 continues moving left over the top of the orange strand while B1 continues moving right under the orange strand. Now the two orange strands are in the middle. This completes the sequence. The orange strands will always cross left over right and the whites right over left.

    I have enjoyed teaching this to many weavers in Ecuador who had never seen it before.

    Three versions of the 4-strand braid. LEFT: The finished braid from the above tutorial with strand order B-A-A-B, that is, white- red- red- white. CENTER: The same braid with a different color arrangement. The starting order in this braid is B-A-B-A, that is, white- red-white-red. RIGHT: This braid has three colors and the starting order is B-A-C-B.

    The second tutorial is by video so I can show you Hilda and Julia’s method on the end loops of a warp. It is fast and fun! The finger-loop method used by my weaving teachers and the method I show above actually produce structurally different braids. Nevertheless, both methods produce pretty braids. Using the looped method, I find it harder to make a really long braid for, for example, the strap of a bag, as it is harder to maintain tension. I am sure that experienced loop braiders have solutions to this problem.

    This is my favorite arrangement for a four-strand braid which looks great in two, three or four colors.

    The loop method is fun and fast and so convenient for finishing a weaving as you already have looped warp ends with which to work.

    However, I still prefer the way shown in the step-by-step pictures if I need to make a very long braid to use for the strap of a bag or edging on a large woven piece.

    In the video I use two colors, red and green, and just made up the method. There could well be a more efficient way to do it which more experienced braiders may know.

    I hope you find these braids useful for your own projects.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Here is how to make a quick and yet impressive-looking 5-strand braided bracelet. Because the bracelet is made with elastic cords, this bracelet is very easy to put on and take off.

    • 5 thin fabric covered elastic cords, in colors of your choice, approximately 40 cm (16″) or longer*
    • 2 straight bobby pins, 5 cm (2″) or longer
    • 1 clip board
    • 2 rubber bands
    • 1 pair of scissors
    • 1 lighter

    *40 cm (16″) was long enough to make a bracelet that is approximately 14 cm (5 1/2″) long. If you want to make a larger bracelet, please use cords that are longer.

    Let’s begin!

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    1. Line up five fabric elastic cords in any order you like. Put two bobby pins onto them, one from one side and the other from the other side, at approximately 7 cm (3″) from one of their ends.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    2. Hold the loose ends under the clip of a clip board.

    Now you are ready to braid!

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    3. Separate the cords into a group of three on the left (purple, red and orange) and two on the right (green and pink).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    4. Move the outer most cord on the right (pink) to the left, crossing OVER the cord next to it (green).

    Now you should have four on the left (purple, red, orange and pink) and one on the right (green).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    5. Move the outer most cord on the left (purple) to the right, crossing OVER the first cord to the right (red), UNDER the second (orange) and OVER the third (pink).

    You should have three on the left (red, orange and pink) and two on the right (purple and green).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    6. Now, you simply have to repeat Steps 4 and 5!

    So, as you did in Step 4, move the outer most cord on the right (this time, green) to the left, crossing OVER the cord next to it (this time, purple).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    7. Now, as you did in Step 5, move the outer most cord on the left (this time, red) to the right, crossing OVER the first cord to the right (this time, orange), UNDER the second (this time, pink) and OVER the third (this time, green).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you reach the desired length for your bracelet, which should be slightly larger than your wrist.

    (Note: Just as a reference, I made my bracelet 14 cm (5 1/2″) long.)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    9. Once you reach the desired length, move one of the bobby pins from the start to the end of the braid.

    Remove the braid from the clip board.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    10. Fold the braid in half, aligning the two bobby pins together.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    11. Hold the two bobby pins together with rubber bands on both sides.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    12. Now you will make knots to tie the loose ends together.

    First, hold the braid upright as shown in the image, so that the two bobby pins point toward you and the loose ends of the cords are at the top.

    Part the cords held by the left bobby pin to the left (the left group) and those held by the right bobby pin to the right (the right group).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    13. Separate the two cords that are the farthest from you from the left group (red and orange) and the one that is the farthest from you from the right group (pink).

    (Note: Even if you have selected the same colors and alignment as I did, you may have colors that are different from mine in the following steps. This is because the alignment of the cords depends on the number of braids you make; i.e. the length of your bracelet.)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    14. Make a square knot with the left (red and orange together) and the right (pink) cords.

    Don’t make the knot too tight just yet.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    15. Separate the cord that is the closest to you from the left group (pink) and the two that are the closest to you from the right group (purple and green).

    Then, just as you did in Step 14, make a square knot with them.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    16. Now you should have two pairs of loose cords in between the two knots. Make a third square knot with those loose cords.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    17. Remove the rubber bands and the bobby pins.

    Tighten the three knots while making sure to keep them lined up.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    18. After making sure that the knots are tight, cut the loose ends off, leaving approximately 5 mm (1/4″) of each cord.

    Use a lighter to slightly melt the ends of the loose cords. This will prevent them from fraying easily.

    Ta-da! Your elastic 5-strand braided bracelet is finished!

    Now that you know how to braid with five strands, you can braid many other things! For example, you can upcycle an old T-shirt to make a headband, braid your hair into an impressive weave, or even braid dough to make a loaf of beautifully woven bread! (Here is a tutorial on how to braid challah, which explains a type of weave with 5 strands that is slightly different from the one I used for this post.)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    You can braid 4 strands of yarn, cords, rope, silk or metallic gimp thread, fabric tubes etc to form a thick braid that you can use in several ways like trimming, making jewelry, etc. And there is more than one way of making this very useful and versatile 4-strand braid.

    How to make a braid with 4-strands

    Method 1 for a 4-Strand Braid

    This is a particular type of braid called the ladder braid in which the middle strands stays the same. The outer braids are worked into knots over the core strands in the middle.

    For making this type of braid, you will need 2 types of strands. Two strands are kept in the middle as the core strands. Two strands are kept on either side of the core strands are the working strands.

    How to braid

    Step 1. Keep the strands in front of you. Tie the strands at the top.

    I have taken different colored strands so that the method can be easily explained.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 2. Turn the left strand (Pink strand) towards the right, above the rest of the strands.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 3. Take the right strand (Yellow strand) and bring it over the pink one.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 4. Turn the yellow strand behind the core strands to the left

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 5. Bring up the yellow strand through the loop of the pink strand.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 6. Pull the strands taut to tighten the knot.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Continue doing this till you have finished making this beautiful 4-strand ladder braid.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet
    Method 2 for a 4-Strand Braid

    Step 1 Line up your 4 strands.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 2 Turn the right hand side strand (blue strand) over the left strand (yellow strand)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 3 Bring the left strand (Green strand) over the 2 right side strands (orange strand and the blue strand you turned earlier)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 4 The earlier sequence is to be repeated. Ie the right strand (yellow) is turned to the left over the left strand (green strand)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 5 Orange strand is turned to the right over two strands Yellow and blue.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Tighten the braid and continue doing these till you get a nice and thick braid.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Method 3 for a 4-Strand Braid

    The method used here is the same as the above one. But the difference is in using 2 light strands and 2 dark strands. This will create a chevron effect on your braid.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 1. Take 2 dark strands and 2 light strands. Keep the dark strands on either side of the middle light strands.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 2. Bring the right strand (dark one) over the light strand on its left.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 3. Bring the left dark strand over the next two strands (light and dark ones)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 4. Repeat the above steps, tighten the braiding and you will get a nice chevron effect 4-strand braid.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    I realized it’s been a long time since I shared a bracelet tutorial. This chevron style bracelet is fun and easy to braid, and can be turned into so many different styles of handmade jewelry. I used nylon cord from the trimmings section at the craft store for these bracelets. You can also find this in the kids section in multicolored packs. All you need to make these wrap bracelets is two colors of cord and a pair of scissors.

    (You can also check out this video tutorial)

    What you do:


    This is a four strand braid tutorial, basically the same as a fishtail braid.

    1. Cut two pieces of different color cord. Make sure they are the exact same width. Remember that you will be folding each piece in half to make the bracelet, so measure accordingly.

    2. Put the pieces together and fold them in half. Tie a loop knot in the middle

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    3. Tape the top loop to your table. This step isn’t necessary, but it makes it easier to braid well. Split the four strands in half so that there is one pink and one yellow on each side.

    4. Start braiding by moving the yellow strand from the left side to the right side. Make sure you are grabbing from behind and pulling the strand in front of the others.

    5. Now grab the second yellow strand from the right and move it to the left side.

    6. Grab the pink strand from the left and move it across to the right side.

    7. Grab the second pink strand from the right and move it over to the left.

    8. Continue alternating between pink and yellow until your braid is as long as you want.

    9. Tie a knot at the end of your braid. Now you can wrap the bracelet around your wrist and slip the knot through the original hoop to secure the bracelet.

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    4 strand sennit

    This is a simple and quick round braid.

    I’ve used it as the ties for boat bumpers I made, as dog leash, as a knife sennit, and when I was making medieval costumes, as a money pouch belt. It’s an attractive braid and depending on the colour of the strands, it can have nice diamond pattern.

    My Grand-Maman wrapped wire coat hangers with this braid.

    The term Sennit is almost equivalent to braid in the sense of a braid of fibre to make a cord or line. It is not used as a braid for hair unless you are making cordage out of the hair.

    You need to start with 4 strands.

    Memorize the formula, over 2, back under 1.

    It’s a little confusing when you start but as soon as the braid takes shape it gets much simpler.

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    Starting from the right, take the outermost strand, in this case a black one, and pass it over 2 strands on its left.

    Working with the same strand bring it back UNDER the strand on its right.

    Tighten everything up. Use pins or clothepins or spring clamps if you want.

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    Now we do the same thing but starting from the left.

    Take the left strand and pass it over 2 strands on its right.

    Working with the same strand, bring it UNDER the strand on its left.

    Tighten the braid being careful not to change the order of the strands.

    Go back to the right side and “over 2, back under 1”. Go to the left and do the same.

    That’s all there is to it.

    After a bit of practice you will hold all the strands in your hands and quickly braid without having to pin or tie anything. It helps to work tightly.

    When you have enough length, either melt the ends together or bind it securely, better still bind and melt. Here is a link to the whipping page.

    It’s possible to braid this sennit around a core. This makes it thicker.

    Some people braid this sennit by going under 2 and back over 1. It’s the same braid. Just be consistent throughout and it will work.

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    • Bowline on a bight, how to tie a bowline if you don’t have the ends.
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    • Cleat Hitch it’s surprising how many people can’t tie this knot properly.
    • Constrictor Knots make it a point of being difficult to untie. it’s their job!
    • Highwayman’s Hitch makes it a point of being easy to untie, good for a quick hitch at the dock or where you need to get it undone fast. Useful if you want to tie your horse so you can untie him for a quick get-away.
    • Reef Knots are used to reef sails, otherwise they are very unreliable.
    • Rolling Hitch A useful knot that can be tied on another line to pull some slack so you can untie a knot or untangle a winch line.
    • Sheet Bend joins 2 ropes together
    • The Stopper Knot stops a knot from running out of a cleat. 2 styles
    • Truckers Hitch helps tighten a rope around a canoe on a car or on a trailer.
    • Farmer’s Loop Similar to the Trucker’s hitch, easy to tie.
    • Round Turn and two half hitches a useful multipurpose knot
    • The Fireman’s coil keeps your coiled rope from getting tangled.
    • Buntline Hitch, a very old knot that has found a new life with modern slippery rope

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    Learn how to make a DIY 4 strand paracord braid and from here, create more cool paracord projects using the technique.

    In this article:

    How to Make a DIY 4 Strand Paracord Braid

    What You Will Need for This Easy Paracord Braid:

    • 38″ of 550 paracord
    • 3/8″ buckles for a paracord bracelet
    • Paracord jig (optional)

    Need supplies? Check out my recommendations below:

    Let’s Get Started with This DIY Paracord Braid 4 Strands!

    Step 1. Prepare Your Materials

    This bracelet is made with 550 paracords. The working cords were guttered so it would give it a flatter, more feminine look and feel.

    But, it works just the same without gutting the cord. The middle core is not gutted. This way gives the braid a more rounded look.

    The formula for the needed cord is (wrist size in inches) / (.17). It will give you a measurement in inches.

    For example, if you are making one for a 6.5 wrist, then you’ll take 6.5 / .17 = 38.23. So, you’ll need a little over 38 inches of cord for “both” cords.

    If you are using 4 colors, then you’ll need 19 inches of both colors. Fused together, this will give you 38 inches.

    Since I used 550 cord, this formula might be a little off if you are using 450, micro cord, or even 650 and above.

    Tying this works best on a paracord jig of some sort, but it is not necessary. The jig allows you to keep the core tight as you braid the cord.

    Step 2. Prepare to Braid

    First, fuse the cords together and don’t worry about how ugly the connection looks. You’re going to hide it in the hitch later.

    Next, tie a hitch knot on the buckle. If you don’t use buckles, you can just tie the hitch using the loop method.

    Loosen hitch knot and run cords through so the fused part is in between them–this will hide any ugliness. Next, re-tighten the hitch so it cinches down on the fused cords.

    Step 3. Start to Braid

    You can start with either side (The picture started with the top left cord though). Take the cord under the core, in between the other two cords, and down over like the pic shows. Next, pull it down tight.

    Step 4. Do the Other Side

    Do the same thing on the other side starting with the top right cord. Under the core, between the two cords and down. Pull tight. Rinse and repeat until you reach the desired length.

    Step 5. Finish Up!

    Make sure the core cords are run through the top of the buckle and then singed on the underneath side. Once you get to the end, take the last two cords you braided and just tie them underneath the bracelet.

    The cord is gutted, so the knot won’t be bulky under there. Singe all ends and the bracelet is complete.

    Watch this video from CbyS Paracord and More for another 4 strand paracord braid project:


    There you go, practical DIY junkies! A paracord braid you can easily make with or without the help of a paracord jig.

    From this paracord project, you can create more paracord braid accessories and gear for style and survival purposes!

    Will you take on this 4 strand DIY paracord braid DIY project? Share your progress with us in the comments section below!

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    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 30, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

    Comments

    Robin says

    Just trying to figure out what makes it a “survival bracelet”. Can someone explain that?

    Lauren J says

    Hi Robin! You can use the paracord for a ton of survival uses! Check out this post – http://survivallife.com/2013/01/31/80-uses-for-paracord-what-did-i-miss/

    Fatso says

    Just tried this. Nailed it first try. It could use a bit more instruction, in the braiding part, but it came out nice. Not as nice as yours because I didn’t anchor it down like you did. That’s a cool bracelet making set up you got there. Thanks alot for putting this together. My girlfriend will like it a lot.

    Rynna Machate says

    So glad to hear that! Thanks for making it!

    This time I show you an exciting bracelet made using a round, 4 strand braid.

    I have already covered some paracord braiding basics and the classic braided paracord bracelet. This tutorial on the other hand, covers an exciting and in my opinion one of the best looking 4 strand braids that can be found.

    The braid is made out of four different color ends which are braided around a core of two pieces of cord. The braid is surprisingly easy to do, so this bracelet is yours for the making!
    If you want a less bulkier version, you can gut the cords and get a thinner version.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    • Difficulty: easy
    • Cord storage: medium
    • Child friendly: no

    The supplies

    • paracord 550 in four different colors, plus a smaller cord for the core
    • a lighter
    • scissors

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    The bracelet in action!

    The tutorial

    Start by joining the four colors of cord into two cords, so two colors per cord. The best way to join paracord is using the Manny method.

    Take one cord and make a twist (pictured below). Using a smaller cord that will be used for the core of the bracelet make a lark’s head knot onto the twist. This will form the loop of the bracelet.

    Slide the second two color cord through the larks head knot.

    At this point you have two colors per side.

    We will start braiding by taking the left top cord. We pass it behind the bracelet and through the two right cords, then back to the left over the front.

    Take the top right cord now and pass it behind the bracelet and through the two left cords, over the front to the right.

    As you can see, the braiding consists of alternating the left and right top cords, which we pass behind, through the two opposite cords and back to the other side over the front.

    If you braid this tightly you will not need any tightening, otherwise you will need to remove some slack when you are making the bracelet.

    I finished this bracelet using two simple half knots to tie the ends, then melted them. After some thought I think that using a wall knot and then cutting the cords and melting them would produce a nicer look. Something to try for sure.

    The last knot that is made, is a stopper knot- the lanyard knot which is used to close the bracelet by pushing it through the loop made at the start.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    • 2 meters of 1mm leather cord
    • 50cm of Brazilian waxed cord
    • Button
    • Macrame Board and t-pin

    1. Cut the leather in to 3 lengths (one 75cm length and two 62cm lengths)

    2. Fold the longer length in half and pin it to the top of the macrame board and position the two shorter leather cords under the first one leaving a gap of around 2cm or just large enough to fit your button through. Then start braiding by bringing a over b:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    3. Continue braiding and bring c over a, then keep braiding by bringing the left section over the centre section

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    4. Keep following the process of braiding the leather (make sure not to twist your leather over itself). Bring the right section over the centre section, then the left section over the centre section as shown. Keep your braids nice and even and not too tight.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    5. Keep braiding until your work is the desired length (around 16cm for a women’s size or 18 cm for men’s size).

    6. To finish the piece and wrap the end with Brazilian cord take all the strands of leather together and make a 4-6cm loop at the end of the braiding with the Brazilian cord. Wrap b around the leather cord ends working AWAY from the braiding and towards the loop of Brazilian cord shown in the image below:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    7. Now insert b into the loop and pull a tight – this will pull the loop under the wraps that you have just made:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    8. Now snip off the excess Brazilian cord

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    9. To attach the button trim off four of the leather ends leaving the two cords that are closest to the right side of your piece long. Slip on the button and tie a knot just after the button as shown:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    10. Finally trim off the excess leather cord (trimming the leather at an angle looks more professional than a straight edge)

    Want to make a friendship bracelet? I’ll show you a little-known technique that lets even a complete beginner make beautifully braided bracelets.

    In 20 minutes from now, you can finish an intricately braided friendship like this one:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    The trick is using something called a braiding disc, or braiding loom. It’s just a round piece of cardboard with some slots in it, but it makes bracelet-weaving a lot easier compared to the bracelet-making method described in most books . In the free friendship bracelet instructions below, I’ll show you how to make your braiding disc and how to use it.

    I’ll start out with step-by-step photo instructions, but if you prefer you can also skip ahead to the video tutorial further down the page.

    Ready? First up, you’ll need to gather your materials.

    Materials to Make a Friendship Bracelet

    All you need is:

    • 7 strands of yarn, each 2 feet long
    • 1 piece of cardboard, e.g. breakfast cereal box
    • pair of scissors

    Tip: Instead of yarn, you can also use embroidery floss. If you use embroidery floss, double over the strands to make them thicker

    Photo Instructions to Make a Friendship Bracelet

    Step 1: Make Your Cardboard Braiding Disc

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 2: Make the Starting Knot

    Line up the ends of your 7 strands of yarn, then tie a simple overhand knot like this. Make it so that there’s about 1″ (2cm) of loose ends poking out of the knot.

    Step 3: Put the Yarn on the Braiding Disc

    Poke the knotted end of the yarn bundle through the hole in the center of the braiding disc, like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Then clip one piece of yarn into each slot, except the top slot. Your braiding disc should look like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 4: Braid Your Friendship Bracelet

    Braiding your bracelet with the disc is really easy. There are just two steps to learn and repeat.

    Step A: Hold the disc so that the empty slot is at the top. Un-clip whichever yarn is in the bottom-right slot and clip it in to the top slot, like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now, just keep repeating Step A, Step B, Step A, Step B etc, and your bracelet will grow. It seems a bit like magic the first time but it really works!

    As you continue, you’ll see your bracelet growing down through the hole in the center of your braiding disc, like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Step 5: Un-clip from Braiding Disc

    Once the bracelet is long enough to go around your wrist, in-clip it from the braiding disc. It should look something like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    (I used a bit too much yarn on this one, so the loose ends are quite long.)

    Step 6: Tie Finishing Knots

    Tie an overhand knot (just like in step 2) right at the point where the braiding ends. Then tie another overhand knot about 2/3″ (1.5cm) away. Trim the loose ends. The end of your bracelet should now look like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Finished!

    Congratulations on finishing your bracelet! To wear it, you poke the knot at one end through the gap between the two knots at the other end, like this:

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How did your friendship bracelet turn out? I hope you found my instructions clear. If you have any comments or suggestions or just want to say hi, please contact me with this handy form .

    Make a Friendship Bracelet – Video Tutorial

    I found this very clear video (not mine) that explains the technique really clearly. I hope you enjoy it!

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    How to Make the Five Strand Mystery Braid

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    This is the easy instruction to learn how to make a Five Strand Mystery Braid. This braiding skill can be applied to wide range of leather works like key fobs, bracelet, leather strap and others. Your unique idea will expand the variety of the creations.

    1.PREPARATION

    Cut the leather strap into five equal strands. Do not cut strap ends. Then punch the holes for the snap button.
    It’s a good idea to finish the edges and flesh side with your preferred application before braiding.

    2.BRAIDING

    STEP 1

    Turn the grain side toward you. Place BLUE between WHITE and GREEN.

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    STEP 2

    Pass RED over BLUE.

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    STEP 3

    Pass YELLOW over RED.

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    STEP 4

    Pass WHITE over YELLOW.

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    STEP 5

    Pass GREEN over WHITE.

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    STEP 6

    Pass the strap end through the slit between GREEN and WHITE so it shows you the flesh side.

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    STEP 7

    Pass BLUE over GREEN.

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    STEP 8

    Pass RED over BLUE.

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    STEP 9

    Pass YELLOW over RED.

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    STEP 10

    Pass WHITE over YELLOW.

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    STEP 11

    Pass GREEN over WHITE.

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    STEP 12

    Pass the strap end through the slit beween WHITE and GREEN so it shows you the grain side.
    Then, move the braided stitch to the the upper side.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Repeat the steps above until the braid fills the strap.
    Expected number of cycles is 3 times to make “Mystery Braid Leather Bracelet Kit – 5 Strands(L)”, and 2 times to make M size.

    Have you wanted to know how to make a fishtail braided bracelet? Braids are so hot right now, and I don’t just mean hair. I see bags with braided details, tees with braided details, even shoes and jewelry have braided details.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Recently, I came across a fishtail braid bracelet that I fell in love with. Two problems –

    1.) It was T-I-N-Y and I have big wrists. It was probably only about 6 ½ inches and I wear at least an 8 inch bracelet.

    2.) It was $35. Now, $35 is a totally reasonable price for a bracelet, especially something that’s handmade. But I knew that we could make it for less. A whole lot less.

    • Some type of thread or floss. You can use fine hemp, linen, cotton embroidery floss, silk floss, or just about anything. I used 8 different colors of a twisted cotton embroidery thread.
    • Large Button. I’m using a large vintage Lucite button that has a shank.
    • Tape, clipboard, or a safety pin to attach your bracelet while working.
    • Scissors

    How to Make a Fishtail Braid Bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Cut a roughly 1 yard length of each color of your flosses that you plan on using. I used 8 colors for this fishtail braid bracelet, so I cut one each of 8 colors. If you’re using fewer colors, you may want to cut multiple strands of each color. In another bracelet, I used 4 colors, so I cut two strands of each.

    Fold your strands in half, with the loop at the top. Tie an overhand knot, making a loop at the top.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Separate your strands, with half of your strands in each group. Take care to make sure that you have the equal number of colors in each group. For example, you want to have one each of the 8 colors in each group.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Spread the two groups of strands out, keeping the two groups separated. To make the project easier, quicker, and a little chunkier, I then grouped the 8 strands into 4 groups of 2 strands each.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Take the first set of strands from the outside of Group A and cross them over Group A all the way until they are the inside set on Group B.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now, take the first set of strands from the outside of Group B and cross them over Group B all the way until they’re the inside set of Group A.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Tighten the strands snugly.

    Repeat steps 6-8 until you get your desired length. It sounds difficult, but a fishtail braid is really almost mindless once you get going.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    I braid 3-5 crossovers, then tighten my bracelet. After the first several crossovers, it goes a lot quicker, as the start of the bracelet has been established.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Once you get to the length you’d like, tie an overhand knot with all the strands, close to your braid.

    Thread your button on to half of your strands. You can use a large eyed needle, thread them through a couple at a time, or use this handy new trick I just learned.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Take a piece of scrap thread. Loop it around your threads, and pull the scrap thread through your button. It really works!

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Slide the button up to your overhand knot. Tie a square knot with the strands to secure your button. Trim the excess threads to your desired length. Personally, I leave a little bit of a tail.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Voila! Your bracelet is done. Make a ton of these in various colors and have yourself an arm party. They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and work up quickly. They’d make a great craft show project, too.

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Total Cost: $5 or so to get started. About $1.25 per bracelet, including the threads and the button.

    One of my most favorite crafts to do when I was in elementary school was to make friendship bracelets. If you were my friend, acquaintance and sometimes even my enemy you received a friendship bracelet made by me. I sold them at a stand in my neighborhood and got busted for making them in class. One of the easiest and quickest bracelets to make is the finger weaving kind.

    I have noticed they are making their way back on children’s wrists. So I thought I would show you how to make some so that you can have a boredom buster for your children this summer.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    These are different than the macramé knot tying bracelets. These are all done by finger weaving loops. Depending on which loops you use you get a different pattern. The first bracelet it a flat 7 strand braid (which I will demonstrate), the second bracelet is a 4 sided cubed braid (which is shown in the video). Both are cute and your children will love to make these.

    Supplies:

    Embroidery Floss

    Scissors

    Nimble fingers

    1. Cut 7 strands of embroidery floss about 24” long. Take both ends and tie it in a knot.How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    2. Pin the knot to a pant leg or pillow. Separate the stranded loops and put them on your fingers (4 strands on one hand and 3 on the other).

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    3. You will always be working with the hand that has only three strands on it. In the picture above it will be my right hand. Your pinky does all the work.

    Depending on how you want your bracelet to look you will loop your pinky under that strand and pull the end loop (#7 and #8) through them all.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    4. For the flat braid, you loop your pinky through the 2, 3, 6, and 7.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    5. Then grab that last loop with your pinky (letting go with the pointer finger) and pulling it through the rest of the strands and tighten. Now you have 4 loops on your opposite hand.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    6. Shift the loops on your hand with 3 loops on them towards your pointer so that pinky is free again.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Here is a video showing you the process with the skinner four-sided braid pattern.

    7. Keep finger weaving back and forth with your pinky until it is complete. Unloop all of your fingers and tie an overhand knot in the end.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Your children will be kept busy making embroidery floss bracelets all summer. I used to have a bracelet making stand and sold them on my street corner for $.25. Since inflation I am sure they could get $1.00 for them.

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    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

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    This sturdy, but timeless keepsake is made of three strands of tightly braided horsehair that have individually table braided and have been hand sewn together using horsehair. It features a twisted cable center framed by two rib braids and closes with a magnetic stainless steel clasp. Designed for busy days at the barn, it can withstand hard work and is perfect for men or women.

    This bracelet measures approximately 9.5mm wide.

    This keepsake has the option to add a hand engraved initial with hammer and chisel engraving.

    Watch the video on the techniques page to learn more about table braiding.

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    In a discreet location on your keepsake you will find my makers mark.

    Each keepsake will come in its own box ready to be enjoyed or gifted and includes a polishing cloth.

    This sturdy, but timeless keepsake is made of three strands of tightly braided horsehair that have individually table braided and have been hand sewn together using horsehair. It features a twisted cable center framed by two rib braids and closes with a magnetic stainless steel clasp. Designed for busy days at the barn, it can withstand hard work and is perfect for men or women.

    This bracelet measures approximately 9.5mm wide.

    This keepsake has the option to add a hand engraved initial with hammer and chisel engraving.

    Watch the video on the techniques page to learn more about table braiding.

    Engraving Font Options:
    Script or Block.

    Sizing:
    Please include your wrist measurement when ordering. Bracelets are made to fit your wrist based on the measurement given. Please review the “How to Measure your Wrist” guide here.

    Hair Requirements:
    This bracelet requires about 250 hairs. I usually recommend sending the whole tail.
    Anything sent will be washed. Anything not used will be returned to you.

    After an order is placed online, you will get a conformation email with the shipping address for hair.


    In a discreet location on your keepsake you will find my makers mark.

    Each keepsake will come in its own box ready to be enjoyed or gifted and includes a polishing cloth.

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    Summary: This tutorial aims to, firstly, tutor green hands an easy way to make 3 string bracelet; secondly, to show the commonly seen method regarding how to make a clasp.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    It is not wise to start braiding bracelets from complicated instructions, or you’ll soon become frustrated in string bracelets making. My suggestion is to follow easy tutorials, like this one- a 3-strand friendship bracelet. Keep reading and you will know how easy it is.

    Materials and tools for making 3-strand friendship bracelet:

    1mm nylon threads in dark red and bright yellow colors
    Lighter
    Scissors

    Instructions for making 3 string friendship bracelet:

    Step 1: Make a clasp for a bracelet (the loop part)

    1st, snip 2m red and yellow strings;
    2nd, make 3cm snake knots at the center; the loop part is done.

    Step 2: Braid the body of 3 string bracelet

    1st, snip 2 pieces of 4m red strings; make double-string overhand knot at one end of snake knots;
    2nd, start the 4-strand-braiding; symmetrically handle the other end of snake knots; control the length of string bracelets;
    3rd, loop up snake knots, collect 4 strands (2 in red, 2 in yellow), and do 4-strand-braiding again (Notice: pick up 2 strands to make overhand knot to secure the loop before 4-strand-braiding).

    Step 3: Do a closure part for a 3-strand friendship bracelet

    1st, use simple overhand knots to cease braiding; allot center 4 strands into 2 groups, and each group goes into each side to form new group;
    2nd, at each side do triple strand braiding, changing 6 strands into 1 strand;
    3rd, use the braided strands to make simple square knot, trim off excess strings and melt ends with lighter.

    Till now, the 3-strand braided bracelet has been finished. Have you learnt the skills about making the loop part and closure part of this 3 string friendship bracelets? If you have any doubts, feel free to leave me messages.

    (Also sometimes called Mystery Braiding)

    You can make some lovely pieces of leather using this technique. If you take a look at my Etsy shop, you will probably find that I have in stock; belts, camera straps and bracelets which have been braided. The thing that confounds anybody new to this who has at one time plaited some string or hair, is that there are no free ends dangling at either end.

    Here I will hopefully, clearly show you how it is done.

    Step 1How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    First of all, you need to carefully cut the strands in the leather. This needs precise measuring, a good rule and a sharp knife. Best to use a safety rule so you end up with the same number of fingers as when you began.

    It may be best to begin with three strands although I have demonstrated here with five strands. The principle is the same – You could later experiment with even more – as long as the number is odd – 3, 5, 7, 9 etc. It can become a little unmanageable over 5 though.

    Step 2How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Divide the strands, 3 to the left, 2 to the right. Bring up the bottom of the leather and push it through the gap in the strands and pull it down the back until it is (almost) straight again. It will have a few twists near the bottom now, but don’t worry, these will disappear over the next few steps.

    Step 3How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Now take the far left strand and bring it across to the middle, much as you would plait someone’s hair.

    Step 4How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Then take the far right strand and bring this across to the middle.

    Follow this with the strand which is now on the far left, then the one on the right and finally the one which is now on the far left.

    Step 5How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Keep hold of the 5 strands you have just plaited and bring up the bottom of the leather and poke it through the gap in the strands and bring back down the back.

    Step 6How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    The next moves are very similar to those above, except this time start with the far right strand and bring it across to the middle.

    Step 7How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Follow on with left, right, left and right again.

    Step 8How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Once more, bring the bootom of the leather up the front and through the gap in the strands and pull it down the back.

    Step 9How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Depending on how long you have made your strands, carry on until you have nearly run out of leather to plait.

    TIP: Don’t try and cram too many plaits in, as the belt or strap may not lay flat when finished.

    Step 10How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    When you have done, give the braiding some manipulation to persuade it to take on a nice flowing shape.

    Step 11How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    You are just about finished now. I tend to run the belt across the edge of my worktop to help the braid flatten out. It should look much like this one.

    Final ThoughtsHow to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    You may have already noticed that you need to plait 5 strands then bring the bottom up through the gap. There is no coincidence that I was using 5 strands.

    If you are using just 3 strands, plait 3 then poke through the gap, then plait 3 again etc. If you are adventuous and have chosen 7 strands. yes you’ve got it. plait 7 then poke through.

    As you become an expert in magic braiding, you’ll also notice that you don’t have to start from the left – divide your strand with 3 on the right and you can start braiding from the right. Not that it make a lot of difference, unless you are doing a belt like the one below, where there are two sets of braiding. Then I find it a nice balance to do one from the left and one from the right.

    Handcrafted and handwoven in Sterling Silver, this Turk’s Head style bracelet is 1/2″ thick and features four strands.

    Both men and women wear this bracelet.

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    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Making a friendship bracelets is a DIY craft idea that is simple enough for kids to master at summer camp, but, with a few embellishments, wouldn’t look out of place on an adult arm. You just need a few materials — mostly lots of colors of embroidery thread, maybe a safety pin or tape to hold the strands in place and any buttons, beads or charms you want to dangle from the end. You can find a simple stitch, or go all out for a complicated, multi-strand pattern. When you’re done, you can give them to away, or keep them for yourself. In other words, friendship bracelets are the most versatile DIY project out there — just scale up or down as you see fit.

    These friendship bracelet patterns will get you off to a good start. They begin with the simplest — the spiral staircase — which is one of the easiest knots to master. Then you can work your way up to chevrons, braids, stripes, diamonds and other patterns. If you want to give it more of an upscale look, you can add metal beads or a clasp. Or, stick with some of the younger add-ons and just have fun. (And remember to let us know your favorite patten in the comments!)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    For beginners, this is the one to start with — it requires crafters to only keep track of four strands and a pattern of two colors. And yet, the result has a cool spiral pattern twirling around the bracelet.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    This is another simple, four-strand pattern that makes a big impact when you pick two contrasting colors. Use thicker thread or even yarn for a chunkier look.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    If you know how to braid hair, you have the basics for this six-strand bracelet. Choose three different colors for an alternating pattern.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Once you’ve mastered the simpler patterns, you can move on to this five-strand pattern, which lets you pick multiple colors that cascade down on the diagonal. (Rainbow!)

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Or beef it up to eight strands, and you can shift the diagonal pattern into a trendy chevron.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    If you reverse the chevron pattern every so often, you can transform it into a pattern of Xs. Tiny diamonds between the X shapes fill in that negative space nicely.

    Once you’ve finished your basic patterns, it’s fun to embellish your bracelets with beads and other accessories. This pattern uses colorful, oversize buttons in the middle of a braided strand.

    How to make a 4 strand braided bracelet

    Whether you’re. making one for your best friend, your sweetheart or yourself, this pattern is sure to make any heart grow three sizes. This is a perfect Valentine’s Day craft.

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      Your dedicated Fossil store associate is ready to provide recommendations, help you shop the latest styles, discuss smartwatch features and more!
    5. PLACE YOUR ORDER
      Once you’ve made your decision, place your order with the store associate and receive free two-day shipping!

    If you need assistance regarding an online order, repair status or other general inquiries, please click here.

    Carrier Details

    LTE smartwatches work exclusively with Verizon Android phones (not unlocked phones) on the Verizon network with a qualified Numbershare data plan. NumberShare is required to activate service on LTE smartwatches.

    Numbershare is available with an eligible Verizon monthly plan.

    For more detailed information, please refer to Verizon’s Connected Devices plans here.

    Adding a smartwatch to your Verizon data plan will incur additional monthly charges.

    Customers must have a compatible Android Smartphone (4G or 5G) active on their Verizon account.

    Compatible Android smartphone must have OS 6.0 or later, excluding Go edition, with an updated version of MVS (v.1.0.104.2 or later) and must be HD voice capable, have HD voice turned on, and be on an eligible plan.

    NOTE: LTE smartwatches do not support a standalone activation, only activation via NumberShare is eligible.

    For more information, please view our LTE FAQs