How to Make a Paracord Bracelet

HobbyZeal Staff Sep 27, 2018
A paracord bracelet is easy to make, if you know how to make patterns with the help of knots. This write-up provides instructions for making it.
Parachute cord, which is also known as paracord, was used first in parachute suspension lines during the Second World War. The armed forces have been using it in parachutes ever since. Its elasticity and ability to withstand immense weight makes it a very useful tool during any emergency situations. It is a must-have in every survival kit.
It can also be used as bootlaces, clothesline, pet collars, emergency tourniquets, knife handle sheaths, belts, and gun straps. Apart from that, parachute cord can be used for making stylish woven wristbands.
A paracord bracelet is now viewed as one of the coolest fashion accessories for teens. What's even better is that you could make such wristbands on your own. So here is a list of things you would need along with instructions for making a bracelet with parachute cord.

Things You Will Need

  • Red cord, 8 ft.
  • Black cord, 2 ft.
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Place the red cord horizontally.
  • Hold the ends of the black cord together, folding it in half.
  • Lay the black cord vertically over the red cord, with the loop side of the black cord just an inch above the red cord.
  • Hold the red cord on the right side and lay it on top of the black cord, so as to create a 'Z'.
  • Get hold of the red cord on the left side, and place the end over and through the loop at the bottom left of the 'Z', and then under the black cord. Then take out the end of the red cord from the loop at the top right.
  • Pull both the ends of the red cord to create a knot.
  • Now, get hold of the longer section of the red cord on the left side, and place it on top of the black cord, so as to create an 'S'.
  • Get hold of the end of the red cord on the right side.
  • Thread the end over and through the loop at the bottom right, and then under the black cord. Then take out the end of the red cord from the loop at the top left.
  • Pull both the ends of the red cord to create a knot.
  • Continue to create knots, alternating between the Z and S shape, till the length you want.
  • Tie a knot with the free ends of the black cord. Cut the excess cord with a pair of scissors, and use a lighter to melt and seal the cut ends to give a neat look.
  • You can also use colorful cords and different types of knots such as crown knot, Solomon bar, or Portuguese sinnet for creating distinct patterns.
If you have made bracelets before, you will find the aforementioned instructions quite easy to follow. Multicolored patterns look really funky, and you could use different colors to make beautiful bracelets for yourself or gift them to your friends.