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How to Make a Paracord Bracelet
- Step 1 .)
Measure your wrist. Multiply this measurement by four. Cut two lengths of paracord to this measurement.
- Step 2 .)
Hold the lengths of paracord together and fold them in half. Tie the paracords around the dowel in hitch knots, as shown. Place the hitch knots in the center of the dowel. Line up the four weaving lengths of paracord under the hitch knots.
- Step 3.)
Grasp the cord on the outside left---this is the number 1 position. Working left to right, take the number 1 cord behind the number 2 cord, in front of number 3, and behind number 4. Pull the cord tightly upward to the right, so that it's now in the number 4 position. As you repeat this weaving technique, the cords will continue to rotate positions. Each time, you will grasp the cord in the number 1 position and weave it along to the number 4 position.
- Step 4.)
Repeat step 3 until only a few inches of each cord are left unwoven. Test the length of the bracelet by wrapping it around your wrist. When it encircles your wrist with 2 inches of excess, tie a temporary knot to secure the ends.
- Step 5.)
Slide the hitch knots off the dowel. This will result in four loops on this end of the bracelet.
- Step 6.)
Untie the temporary knot from step 4. Bring the four ends around to the loops so the woven paracord forms a circle. Separate the ends so two are on the left and two on the right, as shown.
- Step 7.)
Insert one of the left-hand ends through each of the four loops, from left to right. Then insert one of the right-hand ends through the four loops, right to left. Pull these two ends tight.
- Step 8.)
Insert the remaining left-hand end through each of the four loops, and repeat with the final right-hand end. These ends will be harder to push through the loops because there will be less room, but you should be able to do it with some effort. Pull the ends very tight once you've pushed them all through.
- Step 9.)
Clip the ends they're even with the loops. Don't leave any excess paracord protruding.
- Step 10.)
Use the lighter flame to melt the paracord ends on each side of the loops. This secures the ends to prevent them coming loose.Read More
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