With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share step-by-step photos with text instructions
share one or more photos in one step quickly and easily
share your how-to video
This instructable will show how to make a paracord lanyard using the cross knot and snake knot. The lanyard can be used as a wallet chain, to secure...
For this project, you'll need 10 feet of paracord, scissors, swivel snap hook, and a lighter. Optional supplies are hemostats, tape measure, and you...
Find the center of your length of cord, form a bight, which will be the the loop end of your lanyard.
To tie the cross knot you're going to bring the strand of cord on the right over the left strand, back under to the right, and back under again to th...
Now with the left strand, bring it up under the 'S' shape through the top loop as shown.
Bring the strand back down over the first two parts of the 'S' shape and under the bottom as shown.
Tighten up the knot by carefully pulling on each of the working ends and loop ends of the cord. You can adjust the size of the lanyard's loop by wor...
Now you can tie the next knot in the lanyard, the same way as the first. After tying the next knot, work the slack through the knot until you have a...
Now you will add your attachment, like the swivel snap hook shown, putting both strands through the swivel eye to begin tying the snake knot.
Bring the right strand under the cords, then up over them as shown.
Now take the left strand over across the other strands, back behind and under the cords, and up through the right strand loop, as shown. Then tighten...
Take the right strand under and behind the cords then bring it back through the tightened knot, along side itself as shown, and tighten. This is whe...
Turn the lanyard over, so the other side of the knot is facing up. The working strand now on the right side will be brought under the cords, back up...
You can use other two strand knots instead of the cross knot for variations on this style of lanyard. A few alternatives to try tying in a spaced ou...
Two Bight Turk's Head Paracord Lanyardby Stormdrane
How to tie an extended two-strand Matthew Walker knotby Stormdrane
Reinforced Paracord Ring Hitchby Stormdrane
How to Tie a Single Strand Star Knotby Stormdrane
Paracord Chain Sinnet Fast Deploy Boonie Hatbandby Stormdrane
How to tie a long 4 bight Turk's head knotby Stormdrane
How to Tie a Paracord Gaucho Knotby Stormdrane
Center Stitched Paracord Braceletby Stormdrane
Cobra Weave Key Fobby tevers94
Celtic Button Knotby Stormdrane
Download our new apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8!
© 2014 Autodesk, Inc.
PDF DownloadsAs a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format.
You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.