Step 3: BRAIDING THE LOOP
To start braiding, bring the outermost right-hand strand over the strand to its left.
Then bring the outermost left-hand strand over the strand to its right.
Continue this process of right-to-left until the braid length is 3½ inches long and then tape the strands together to hold them in place at the point you just measured.
Note: to show the directions clearly, I braided the loop loosely, to make a nice looking loop you will need to braid the strands together much tighter than shown.