I bet you will agree with me that there are hundreds of various patterns how to make your own paracord bracelet.
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They are getting more popular each day and people all around the globe love to create and wear these!
With plenty of paracord colors and simple video instructions of various patterns (see below) you can make one yours easily. Just stay with me until the end of this article to discover the best designs you will love!
Making a Basic Paracord Bracelet Under 15 Minutes
You don’t have to buy bracelet from paracord to just enjoy having one. You can also make your own very easily. Here, we’re going to provide step by step instructions to help you learn how to make your own bracelet — without having to actually spent fortune.
If you have changed your mind and have decided to buy one instead of making your own, then read my article listing 5 best paracord bracelet brands and models on the market.
5 Things You Will Require
All you will need are just following supplies:
- Rope – Paracord, 550 lbs. This is tested to lift and handle at least 550 pounds when in use.
- Shackle – A curved plastic side-release buckle. There are other types available to get, though the side release is much easier to clasp and remove.
- Sharp stuff – Scissors.
- Source of heat – A lighter. Heat can help burn the edges of the rope, which prevents fraying.
- Weaving stand – An apparatus to hold the bangle in place for weaving. This is more or less a weaving loom, which you can find at many stores.
You can use as much of the rope as you want to make your bracelets. Most people end up using at least 8 feet. Generally, you want to use 1 foot of this special rope to every 1 inch of length you get out of the bangle when it’s woven.
Single Color Cobra Pattern – 11 Easy-to-Follow Instructions for Perfect Fit!
Here is my step-by-step (not so perfect) guide how to make one for yourself:
- Measure the para-cord, cutting at least eight feet of the material. Hold up the cut rope and match up its opposing ends to find the center of the piece.
- Thread through the side-release buckle. Look at the very top of it to locate the seam where both pieces connect together. The seam is usually placed to the right of its parts. From there, insert the loop’s apex (your para-cord’s center) over the top-left side and right down into the open.
- Continue threading the loop and when you’re done, open the buckle. Pull the loop over the female part and pull it tight.
- Loosely loop the bracelet around your wrist to find your measurement; attach it by buckling it secure. It’s best to add at least an inch to make sure it is comfortable to wear. Unbuckle it and keep both parts separated.
- Attach the female part at the bottom of your weaving apparatus or setup. Place the male piece at the top of the loom; when both ends are attached to it, pull on the loose ends to start preparing for the process.
- Tie a knot onto the bracelet’s vertical ropes. Pull on the free ends again to tighten them in place. Once you do that, one end will end up pointing down (usually the right) and the other up (the left). These positions will essentially alternate when you weave them together.
- Begin weaving with the cord that points down; you should always start with that particular one. Cross the right rope over the left one. Take the top-left one and pull it right down over the bottom, and then tuck that underneath the vertical ropes, pulling through the right loop. Pull the free ends to tighten the weave.
- The rope on the left should point down, while the one on the right points up. Start the next weave by crossing the left over the vertical cords on the right. Repeat the same process, as in Step 7, though alternating both ropes in the place of the other.
- Repeat each weave, until you reach a satisfying length for your wrist. Detach the bangle from the loom and turn it over, keeping the buckle’s female part on top. Tuck in each rope to its underside.
- Trim the ends of the cords to about a half-inch. When that’s done, press them to open and expose its inner strands; take out as much of those as you can, since the outer shell will melt easier without them in place.
- Burn them using the lighter. When they melt, take the side of the lighter and press both ends to it, so that they meld. Turn it away from the bangle to remove the melded ends when they cool.
Worth having one!
You can essentially wear a paracord bracelet and use it in the case of an emergency. In case you are wondering if it can be completely unraveled while you’re using it, it can.
Keep in mind!
Top 15 Patterns from Bored Paracord You Will Love
Pattern #1 – Corkscrew
Pattern #2 – Jagged Ladder
Pattern #3 – Advanced Solomon
Pattern #4 – Basic Cobra
Pattern #5 – Fiasco
Pattern #6 – Cobra King
Pattern #7 – Paralix
Pattern #8 – Back to Back Crooked River Bar
Pattern #9 – Slithering Snake
Pattern #10 – The Single Genoese
Pattern #11 – Fishtail
Pattern #12 – The Cabbie
Pattern #13 – Armadillo
Pattern #14 – Crown Sinnet
Pattern #15 – Saw Tooth
3 Great Resources You Should See for Further Instructions
I know the guide that I have written below is not the best, so here I am providing you with three top resources I was able to discover that will teach you to make bracelets with various patterns.
1. ParacordBraceletHQ.com – Here you will find some great video guides how to make 7 patterns.
- The Crown Sinnet
- The Caterpillar Sinnet
- The Wide Soloman Bar
- The Saw Tooth
- The Snake Knot
- The Fishtail
- The Cobra Knot
2. Instructables.com – This is great post that will show you step by step image as well as written guide for making simple Cobra pattern.
3. Pinterest.com – On this page you will be faced with many types of custom made knots, patterns and color design ideas that you can later implement yourself! This source is very useful for your inspiration.
Paracord – Special Anatomy & What to Do with It
This material can be found and made in a variety of different colors, though it’s not just the colors that are versatile. These can be used in practically most applications that require some type of rope.
The most common uses include attaching that same cord to harnesses and strapping to secure small and/or larger items. Its seven inner strands also have their own individual uses. They can be removed when you need a finer string to take care of a specific job, such as:
- Repairing gear
- Use in emergency
- During survival-related situations
Be always ready!
The usually nylon sheath can be used alone, particularly when its outer strands are already removed from the core. Since it’s thinner and less elastic than the other, it can be used in situations where you might need a stiffer cord—like if you need a replacement shoe lace. You can even burn the ends to meld them together, preventing fraying.