Some leather braiding techniques include three-string hair braiding, four-string braiding, two-stringed flat braiding and square crown sennit braiding. Additionally, there is a braid called the trick braid that uses a single strip of leather with slits cut into it..
The three-string hair braid involves alternately crossing the left and right outer strands over the middle in the same way hair is braided. The four-string braid is completed in the same way but with one extra string. The two-stringed flat braid is begun by doubling a single strand over and tying it into an overhand knot; this is followed by threading one end through a loop made by the other continuously until the end of the strand is reached.