Step 2: Step 2

Find the center of your length of cord, form a bight, which will be the the loop end of your lanyard.


Had me confused a couple times, but with a little bit of tweaking, the next one will be better!
Will the knot come undone easily if I apply weight or will it hold
With some types of cord that may be slippery, the knot may not hold, but with the paracord I've used, the knots stay in place and hold just fine.
How much weight can it hold
<p>Additional clips, carabiners, swivels, and snap hook attachments will also affect how much weight a lanyard might hold.</p>
A single strand of paracord is rated at 550 lbs of tensile strength. Safe working loads on rope/cord/string/line usually are around 10% of a line's breaking point. Age, wear and tear can also affect a strings ability for strength and toughness. Knots can reduce a cord's strength as well. <br><br>There are many variables involved in determining how much weight any particular rope can hold, and braiding, weaving, knotting can increase the weight holding potential of a particular project. ;)
<p>Great instructable. I made one of these for my very first (OK, only so far) paracord project. It's simple enough for this beginner, yet very satisfying, as it looks great. Got it out of a book from Hobby Lobby or somewhere. Some of your variations are must-trys too.</p>
<p>Hey mate could you please tell me how you put a lanyard knot around the end near the clip.Thanks</p>
I run the working ends through the clip then loosely tie a lanyard knot, then pull the rest of the lanyard up through the center of that knot. From there you tighten up the knot having the clip secure on one side and the lanyard on the other. <br><br>Some folks just tie the lanyard knot around those core strands after running them through the clip, but I'm a creature of habit and do it pulling the lanyard through the loose knot, but either way works. ;)
<p>Thanks for your help your work is great </p>
How is photo 30 done?
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I love it. Thanks I ran with it.
Love this idea it looks so awesome
<p>very nice i need to find some of those &quot; snap shackles&quot; </p>
<p>Het Stormdrane. Great instructable - informative yet concise, and with good clear pics. Very easy to follow. I made this lanyard for my new knife, so I can attach it to my belt or jacket but still easily extend my arm fully. There are a few places where my knotting is a bit ropey (see what I did there? ;-) ), but I'm well happy with it for a first attempt. All I need now is practice.</p><p>Thanx Dude.</p><p>Jim</p>
cool design, i use it with my school stuff!
<p>Great Instructable!!! I made it this afternoon...</p>
<p>Thanks Stormdrane!</p>
Could I use this to hang a hammock since the knots would help adjust the height
You could use it with a hammock as it would be secure when tied, but it's primarily a decorative knot, not really an adjustable one for that purpose, especially under tension.
<p>I made one 5 1/2 feet long with a carabiner to use in my pickup to hold cargo bags of groceries grouped together ( to keep them from sliding) or to keep the gas cans lined up by the tailgate ( also, slide factor). I made it in pink and black to keep my hubby from ''borrowing'' it for his truck, but I'm going to do one for him in black. Thanks so much for an awesome instructable. The instructions were clear and concise and the photos were perfect. </p>
Cool knot and what knife is that in the 31st picture I like it
<p>i made the chain-link only; but i kept having 1 end getting longer than other what did i do wrong thx.</p>
If you're tying it the same way each time and one side is consistently coming out longer than the other, then figure out which side that is and measure that difference from the center of your cord at the start and that should help. ;)
Good Instructables, and also it is very rare to come across an Instructables with pictures as good as these.
Where can I get the black swivel clips?
The black snap hook, shown in the instructable, was purchased from<strong><u> </u></strong><a href="http://www.cdwplus.com/blackpage.html#anchor9462" rel="nofollow"><u><strong>Creative Designworks</strong></u></a>. :)
This is cool!
So Cool! I've wanted to learn how to tie various knots, but it's difficult to find instructions that are concise enough, and pictures clear enough for directions that I can follow. Is there a set of directions for making that cross out of the cross knots? I would love to have one.
I've only posted the description in blog posts: <a href="http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2011/05/cross-knot-paracord-cross-pendant.html" rel="nofollow"><strong>Cross Knot Paracord Cross Pendant</strong></a>
I do say that i will use this knot many times and i like the design of this knot... great instructable ^__^
I made one out of black with a kahki/grey chain sinnet before the clip. It looked great and was very well received by my grandson for Christmas. Thanks a lot. Now on to the next project.
I have found a set of fine point tweezers handy for pulling through tight spots. My Lanyard will go to my Grandson for Christmas. I love it . Thank's so much and a Happy Holiday season to you all.
Took me a few minutes to figure out the knot. I'm VERY new to paracord projects. This instructable was very well made and easy to follow! I finished my 40&quot; lanyard in about 45 minutes. Thank you for posting!
How strong are these knots? I have a friend that make his own anchor system similar to this with paracord to easily hang his hammock at any length he needs. I believe he just used square knots every six inches but I enjoy using more finely crafted things when I can and this looks awesome for that sort of thing. Do you think these knots would handle the load of a hammock? Thanks for all the awesome things you post!
I've not personally used them with the weight exerted on them like a hammock would, but if using two strands with spaced square knots works, I imagine these would work as well used in the same manner. ;)
well done getting one i can`t
Very clear and understandable instructable. Definately trying this one. Thank You
Ahh, the snake stitch is definitely one of the harder knots that you've documented. Your instructions are, as ever, incredibly clear though for any sort of length, the snake knot is quite tedious!<br><br>I'd just like to compliment your blog, your photography often looks professionally done!<br>Keep it up, I hope to see more stuff from you on here :D
STILL a big fan of your instructables Stormdrain! Keep it up! Also, some people asked where to get para cord. I get it at supply captain.com. Many colors &amp; lengths available, and priced right! And no, I don't work for them! LOL! -Al
it's very ornamental knot
your paracord projects are some of the most ingenious i have seen, love 'em. where did you get clip in the top of the first photo?
Try Tractor Supply, the prices may be better.
If you're referring to the '<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snap_shackle#Snap_shackle"><u><strong>snap shackle</strong></u></a>', it was just a stainless steel version off of ebay. They can be found at boating/marine supply shops online. Prices vary, but usually around $10 each plus shipping on the low end, to some much more pricey versions, depending on materials, strength, and overall quality fit and finish.<br> <br> Snap shackles are commonly used on sailboats with rigging, so the quality ones are needed to be strong and durable, but the cheaper versions are fine for lanyard/key chain uses. Materials they're usually made of are bronze, brass, stainless steel, and titanium, and come in various sizes.
This knot would be good as the &quot;chain&quot; for a practice manriki gusari.

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