the whole thing is a simple 3 strand braid. It starts as six strands when you double over the finger loop, but its not actually a six strand plait, just a three strand braid with the stands doubled up. Then its splits apart for the pouch and goes back together. Then you periodically drop and melt one of the six strands so that two of the three that you are braiding are doubled up, then one of the three, then you just braid three to end it and whip the end with a smaller cord. There are lots of tutotials online that show you how to braid.