Today we did a checker board braid. For this style you need a ton of rubber bands or elastics and a ton of patients!
Start with 3 or 4 rows of puffy braids, connected going down. (I like this best on a side part but It can be done in the middle if you like too.)
Then repeat on the other side.
Next you want to pull the rows into each other starting with the front.
To finish it of pull them back into a pony, or pull them into pig tails.