How to make a Paracord Bracelet

Supplies Needed:

  1. 550 Cord
  2. A lighter
  3. A tape measure
  4. A paracord buckle of your choice
  5. A pair of scissors

The Process

  1. Start off with 10 feet of 550-cord. Remember, it should take about a foot of cord for one inch of the bracelet. Burn the ends of the rope to prevent fraying.

2. Measure the rope against your wrist so you know how long you will need it. Take one side of the paracord in one color, burn the end, and burn the end of the other color cord. Push them together tightly to fuse them together.

3. Insert the apex of the loop from the top of the right side of the buckle, down through the opening. Continue threading the apex of the loop over the top of the left side of the buckle and down through the opening.

4. Next, open the buckle. Pull the loop over the top of the female part of the buckle and pull it tight.

5. Tie a simple knot underneath the vertical cords of the bracelet. Pull the free ends of the cord out to the side to tighten. Notice that the cord on the right points down and the cord on the left points up. These positions will alternate with each weave. Always begin your weave with the cord that is pointing down.

6.Cross the right cord over the vertical cords to the left side. Take the top left cord and pull it down over the bottom cord, then under the vertical cords, and up through the loop on the right. Pull the free ends out to the side to tighten.

7.Now, notice the cord on the left is pointing down and the cord on the right is pointing up. Starting your next weave by crossing the left cord over the vertical cords to the right side. Take the top right cord and pull it down over the bottom cord, then under the vertical cords, and up through the loop on the left. Pull the free ends out to the side to tighten.

8.Repeat each knot until you reach the bottom of the bracelet. Once there, make sure ends are tight, and cut the ends of each side of the bracelet. Burn the ends with the lighter, pressing them down to flatten. Make sure not to burn yourself, for the burned paracord is very hot.

9. Just put it on and you’re done!

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