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5 strand braid tutorial

October 25, 2012

I did a post on how to make a 4 Strand Braid a while ago. Afterwards,  I received several requests asking for a 5 Strand Braid tutorial. The 5 strand braid looks complicated but actually it’s pretty easy to master.  I recommend trying it out on some ribbon or string to get the hang of it first.

[The 5 strands are divided into two groups- a group of 3 and a group of 2. The strands on the left side get worked like a regular 3 strand braid]

[Begin on the left side as if you were making a regular 3 strand braid. Place the far left strand (pink) over the middle (green)]
[Place the 3rd strand (yellow) over the 2nd (pink) Now you have 2 strands on the left and 3 on the right]
[Now, begin working the right side like a regular 3 strand braid. Place the far right strand (red) over the middle (blue)]
[Then place the red strand under the 3rd (pink). The red strand now gets moved over to the left side where you will begin the regular 3 strand braid again]
[Keep repeating the steps]
[Keeping track of the different strands can be challenging so I came up with this trick: Divide the 5 sections and use hair elastics to hold them is place. As you work, you can slide them down. It makes it much easier!]

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