This works with any number of strands. Take the strands and lay them out parallel to eachother. Take one of the edge strands and carefully lay it over the strand next to it, then under the strand next to that strand, then over the next, so on until you you reach the other edge. Shift your strands untill all are laying next to eachother again. Go back up to the edge you started with and do the same thing to the strand that is now there as you did to the first strand. You may want to practice with some string first. I hope this explaination helps. Oh, I ended up starting my braid somewhere in the middle and braiding out to the ends. That may help if you are dealing with long strands. Also, if your up to it, once your braid is complete you could then move the ends togeather, forming a circle with the braid, and push, pull, and squish the dough until it looks like a braided circle of croissant with no beginning or end.