Okey doke, I have a simple tute for you as we head into the weekend, wheeeee! Maybe you can use this braid to whip up a Spring pastel garland to swag across your mantle… maybe a bracelet… perhaps a key chain to support your March Madness team?
When I shared the scarf-to-scarf makeover a few days ago, I mentioned this braid.
I’m sure there is some technical braid or knot name for it, but whatever it’s called, it’s super easy to do [thankfully]!
Whether you are working with fabric, which makes for a more cylindrical braid, or ribbon, which makes a lovely flat braid, this plait is so simple! First, knot two ends of two pieces of ribbon together (or fold in half one extra-long single piece).
Then it’s just a matter of threading loops back and forth through each other. Here the red loop is folded under…
…and threaded through the white loop.
Pull the red ribbon through enough to make a loop for the white ribbon.
Gently pull the white ribbon to close around the red one like a belt, so your braid is not too loose or gaping.
Then, repeat with the white ribbon, first folding it back…
…and tucking it through the red loop…
Pull the white ribbon through enough to make a loop for the next red ribbon.
And pull the red ribbon gently to gently tighten it around the white ribbon.
Repeat the red and white weaving until you reach your desired length. When you reach the length you want, tie it off, and you’re done! Huzzah!
I’m thinking an inexpensive closure could be attached to make the braid into a bracelet (photo link above), fun!
And a thick ribbon braided in pastels could make a lovely spring garland for the mantle, nice!
So, what will you braid this weekend? Wheeeee!