This tutorial shows how you can braid the 4 stranded braid (flat) with paracord. This can be used as a handle on woven paracord baskets, sling bags and purses.
This braid can be done in a matter of minutes as it is super easy and grows very fast.
Note: If you are making a basket with plastic wire, this handle will not work. For this braid, wire/ cord that is smooth and circular has to be used. Plastic wire/ cane wire has a groove on the back so it is not suitable.
There is just one step that gets repeated again and again.
The 4th strand goes under the 3rd, over the 2nd and under the 1st.
Repeat the same step again – the 4th strand will weave under and over the other strands and become the 1st strand after each step. It is as simple as that.
Lets do that one more time. After a few times, you can see the braid shape clearly.
Continue till the end.
Comparing the 4 stranded braid with the regular 3 stranded braid that is used for braiding hair.