Three-strand braid

 

Step 1: Begin with 3 strands or 3 groups of strands. Tie an overhand knot at one end (Figure 1).

Step 2: Lay right strand over middle strand. Right strand becomes new middle strand.

Step 3: Lay left strand over new middle strand (Figure 2).

Repeat Steps 2 (Figure 3) and 3 (Figure 4) to desired length.