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5-Strand Braid!

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For a different twist on the classic braid, try the 5-strand braid! It’s very easy to do and My Chord Maker is the perfect tool to be a helping hand with this fun pattern.

 

Choose 5 strands of cord (you can find cord in the pull-out drawer of your kit or use some cord you have at home). Tie a knot around one end and attach to the treble hook.

 

Step 1:

Take 5 strands of cord and place each strand in its own slot (1,2,3,4,5).

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Step 2:

Take the cord located in slot #5 and weave it UNDER cord #4. Cord #4 should now be in slot #5 and cord #5 should now be in slot #4.

 

Step 3:

Take cord #4 and weave it OVER cord #3. Cord #4 should now be in slot #3 and cord #3 should now be in slot #4.

 

Step 4:

Take cord #1 and weave it UNDER cord #2. Cord #1 should now be in slot #2 and cord # 2 should now be in slot #1.

 

Step 5:

Take cord #2 and weave it OVER cord #3. Cord #2 should now be in slot #3 and cord #3 should now be in slot #2.

 

Continue steps 2-5 following the UNDER/OVER/UNDER/OVER pattern until the braid is complete. To finish the bracelet, tie a knot at the end.

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Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your first 5-strand braid! Be creative, use different colors, make it your own! If you don’t have My Chord Maker, you can purchase it here.

 

 

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