I am in the middle of creating a tutorial that uses a trim made with a four strand braid, but funny enough, I couldn't find a diagram that shows how to braid with four strands the way I do it! As it turns our there are several ways to braid with four, but the way that I'm going to show you is also the way to create a flat braid with an infinate number of strands, so it is good to know. You can use a four stranded braid to create craft trim, to braid challahs, and to create the latest hairstyles. Did you know that braided hairstyles are all the rage? My crafty 13 year old daughter has actually gotten so professional at several kinds of head wrapping french braids that everyone assumes I did it!
Anyway, lest I digress, lets get back to learning how to make this simple braid with four strands.
Once you get the hang of it of course you'll use two hands to do this and the sequence becomes automatic. I like to think of it as starting with a three stranded braid, and then just tucking that fourth strand under the third strand. That may not make any sense, but give it a try! Happy braiding.