How to Do the Diamond Braid

By Robert Preston

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.

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.