5- loop square and flat braids are easy to learn, and make great-looking cords and bands. For an even easier intro to loop-braiding, click on the link to my new tutorial for 3-loop braids.
Eleven-loop braids! Yes, just like 5, 7, and 9-loop square and flat braids, but with 11 loops, so more color possibilities, and a bigger braid…Requires holding two loops on the little finger. Photo-tute and videos.
Bicolor loops are loops made out of two colors, tied or linked together. They can create very different braid patterns than the patterns you can get from single-color loops. Tutorial and tips for using bicolor loops, including 3 basic bicolor pattern variations that can be made with 5 or more loops, and how to switch between patterns within one braid…
If you are already comfortable braiding 7-loop square braids, this seven-loop braid might be fun to try next. It has twice as many loop transfers as a square braid–and they are done differently than you might expect! (Includes set-up instructions for several different color patterns.)