The gorgeously thick plaited hair of Rapunzel – isn’t that on most girls’ wishlist? Even if you do not have the impossibly thick hair in the fairytale, it is possible to make your hair look nicely plaited like that – by braiding using 5 sections.
This method uses the 5-strand braiding. It is one of the best ways to make belts, and trims as it is somewhat flat but with lots of texture.
And here is a tutorial for making the 5-strand braid.
5-strand braid – Tutorial
Take 5 strands of cord approximately 10 inches long (or as per your need)
Keep your yarn, fabric strips, fibers or whatever you are using, arranged in front of you; you need to see them clearly – I have clipped them on to my clip board. You can also tape or pin them on to a foam board.
Please remember that this braiding consists of just 2 movements of the yarn (Step 1 and Step 2); after doing this, these same movements are repeated again and again. It is that easy to make a 5 strand braid.
Cross the left strand (yellow) over the 2nd one (red).
Bring the far right strand to the 2nd left poition. Not simply over the whole threads, but in a under over fashion.
Bring the far left strand over the 2nd strand.(as you did in step 1)
After this repeat the Step 2 and continue doing the step 1 and step 2 till you have your braid.
Pull tight (not too taut) at every step to get a neat and flat and even appearance.
After the first awkwardness, it is very easy to make this braid; your hands will automatically start doing the steps and you will have the braid in no time.
Related posts : How to make a 3-strand braid ; How to make a 4-strand braid.; How to make a 7 strand braid; Make your own t-shirt yarn
Updated on June 1, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
It is 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2—— 🙂
So after completing Steps 1 and 2 at the start, do you repeat Step 2 one more time before you continue with 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2? I think that’s what the instructions are saying but wanted to make sure. Thanks.
PS I LOVE your posts! I have learned so many things. I taught myself to sew over the last 40 years, and crochet, etc. I am going to attempt to make my mother-of-the-groom dress for my son’s upcoming wedding. We’ll see.