How to Add Braids to Your Project

How to Add Braids to Your Project

Techniques  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

You can embellish your finished projects with a bunch of decorative touches, like pom poms, tassels, embroidery, and even braids!

In this tutorial we'll show you how to attach braids to your project.
We'll be using a contrast color to keep things super-clear and simple.


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Your pattern will specify how many strands of yarn you'll need, and how long they need to be for your project.

Step 2:

Thread the bundle of yarn between the stitches shown in your pattern.
We've threaded a bundle of 6 strands through our project.
Half of your strands should now have come out of the front of the stitch, and the other half of the bundle out the back of the stitch.

Step 3:

Make sure you have approximately the same length at the front, as you do at the back.
Now bundle the yarn strands into even groups. Our 6 strands have become 12. We'll now divide these into 3 groups of 4 strands each.

Step 4:

Now we'll begin braiding the strands.
Hold each group of strands taught, so that the braid won't come loose while working on it.

Step 5:

Cross the strands on the left over the middle section.
And then cross the strands on the right over the middle section.

Step 6:

Repeat this until you reach the end of the yarn bundle.

Step 7:

Once you've finished your braid, tie the end with a short piece of spare yarn to secure.
Trim the ends to finish it off.

Step 8:

Repeat for all the braids you'd like to attach to your project!


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