Really. It didn't.
I had made a similar five braid scarf about a year earlier. I wanted this one to be a bit different. Not only did I want the strands to be more narrow, I wanted the construction to be a bit easier. I decided figure out a way to work the scarf up in one piece, instead of five separate strands. I was successful, and as a result, this turned out to be a surprisingly quick scarf to make.
Five Braid Infinity Scarf
Size J Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Cherry Red)
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook. dc in each ch across. Do not break off yarn. (200)
Rows 2-5: ch 203, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Do not break off yarn. (200)
You now have five strands, all attached along one end.
For the attached end: ch 1, sc 12 evenly across that attached top side of the scarf.
Finish off and weave in the end.
Braid: Use the five strand braid method to braid the scarf. Try not to braid it too tightly or too loosely. Here is my tutorial on how to braid with five strands.
Finishing: line the ends of the braided strands together, and attach yarn to the right hand corner. sc 12 evenly across the bottom of all strands to connect them, as the top strands are connected.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Being careful not to twist the scarf, use your yarn needle to sew the ends together.
Finish off and weave in all ends.