The Crocodile-Back or
Crocodile Ridge
Sennit
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Last updated  2007-12-08
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Crocodile Ridge Braid of 8 Strands
In these pictures the braid is shown loose for better detail






Pic One

Bringing strand No. 4 to the right over strand No. 5 starts the
eight-strand braid.









Pic 2

Strand No. 3 passes to the right under strands No. 4 and No. 5 and
with a slight CW twist brought back to the left over strand No. 4.









Pic 3

Always work strands form alternating sides. Strand No. 6 is brought
to the left under two
strands and with a slight CCW twist is brought back to the right over
one strand.














Pic 4

Strand No. 2 is brought from the left over one strand and under two, a
slight CW twist and brought back to the left over one strand.









Pic 5

Strand No. 7 is brought from the right over one strand and under two,
a slight CCW twist and brought back to the right over one strand











Pic 6

Strand No. one is brought from the left under one, over one and under
two strands, a slight CCW twist and brought back to the left over one
strand.












Pic 7

Strand No. 8 is brought from the right under one, over one and under
two strands, a slight CW twist and brought back to the right over one
strand.










Pic 8

This completes one cycle of the Crocodile Ridge Braid. From here on
the sequence is the same (alternating) for both sides: the outside
strand is brought from, the left or right, under one strand, over one
strand and under two strands, a slight, CCW or CW, twist and back
the reverse direction over one strand.







Pic 9

After braiding several inches you will find it easier to do and you will
see the pattern starting to show up. Be sure to keep the tension on all
of the strands even while braiding. This one braid that will really not
look well if the tension is irregular. Braid the desired length for the
project and terminate as desired. The slight CCW and CW twists
should also be done as evenly as possible for a proper looking braid.
You will get the feeling for the slight twist also after a few inches of
braiding. This beautiful braid, made with one, two, three or more
ridges on a flat-type braid foundation, is used for many purposes. As a
flat type braid it can be used for belts, reins, hobbles, hatbands and
etc., and as round braid for handle coverings.


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