How to Do the Diamond Braid

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A diamond braid is a simple weaving craft used to unite four different strands into a single piece. Once completed, the diamond weave creates a braid with a series of diamond shapes. Diamond braiding is used in a variety of crafting projects, ranging from key chains to lanyards. The four strands can be created by tying four pieces together in a single knot. Doubling two strands through a loop, such as the hole in the handle of a knife, creates four loose ends needed for a diamond braided lanyard.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 braiding strands
  • Arrange the four strands so they hang down without crossing over each other.

  • Grab the left strand and pass it behind the two strands next to it, so it becomes the new second strand from the right.

  • Grab the new second strand from the right, the same string you passed behind the others, and pass it in front of the string to its left.

  • Grab the right strand and pass it behind the two strands next to it, so it becomes the new second strand from the left.

  • Grab the new second strand from the left, the same string you passed behind the others, and pass it in front of the string to its right.

  • Grab the two leftmost strands in your left hand and the two rightmost strands in your right hand, then pull your hands to the side to tighten the weave.

  • Repeat the weave until your braid reaches your desired length.

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