Here I will show you how to make an easy paracord key fob. It is used for survival because when unraveled, you get 4 feet of paracord that has been tested to hold 450 lb.!!!!!!

Step 1: Stuff

What you need:
Paracord (about 3.5 feet)
About 5 mintues

If this was made into a kit, it would include 4 feet of paracord, a keyring, mini-scissors, a cheap plastic ruler, and possibly a cheapo lighter.
<p>Easy! Great instructable! Thanks!</p>
<p>I really like how you make things that seem difficult to make, very simple. I made it and added just a small addition to it</p>
<p>I really like this Instructable! It explains how the weaving works. Thanks!</p>
how do you make it with two colors?
You have to &quot;fuse&quot; them, so basically, you just use a lighter, burn an end of each colour (coloUr cause I'm Canadian), then push them against each other. Then, with gloves, or something like a granite table, squish the ends into a smaller bulge, then tie it with the first loop, covering where the two colours meet
thanks, great weave very classic
<p>An excellent instructable! Here's my first attempt :)</p>
<p>I like what you weaved it onto, much better than a plain 'ol keyring :P</p>
<p>great explanation it really helped to make it</p>
<p>That looks great, is that silver paracord? </p>
<p>How do you put fish hooks and flint in it?</p>
Did it with black paracord, really easy! Thanks!
<p>Made it and it was super easy. I did have to go back though because I made it too long, but my second time was way better. This is simple and easy for everyone.</p>
<p>how long is it?</p>
<p>I'm stuck on the first step</p>
<p>Really easy to make. Thanks!</p>
<p>Extremely easy to make - great project. I was able to make the fob pretty stiff by pulling hard after each knot and compressing the knots after every other loop. Definitely would recommend to a friend for an easy project.</p>
<p>Thanks for the awesome tutorial! took me a moment to get it, but once I got it, everything was good to go. Can't wait to try a couple more!</p>
<p>Where did you get the nice cord It looks fantatsic</p>
<p>I actually got it at JoAnn's Fabric Stores</p>
<p>Where did you get the nice cord It looks fantatsic</p>
<p>Fantastic. Been wanting to make one of these for ages. Really clear pictures and, once I got going, simple to complete!</p><p>Thanks a lot for posting this. </p><p>Brilliant! :O)</p>
<p>hi thank you for the tut. I just made one :) my first, being doing lots of firsts the last two days :). I have a question, I find the loop through the split ring gets too tight to turn the split ring. So one has to wriggle and wriggle it to turn it and get keys on. Is this 'normal' or have I don't something wrong? Thanks Alison</p>
<p>nice intstruction really easy and fast thanks</p>
<p>Thank you. This really made my day. I learned how to transform a piece of rope into a nice key fob in just a few minutes. I used 4mm (~0.15 inches) paracord so this doesn't look very thight but it is. I've made it 9 cm long (~3.5 inches) and i've used about 93 cm (~3 feet) of paracord.</p>
And I was curious if anyone knew how to make this kind of weave or knit in double the width so I guess with 4 strands
To make it the double width, you just continue weaving back down instead of burning the ends when you finish.
This is mine. It probably has about 7 foot of paracord though
Thanks. You made it easy to follow
question: where do you cut or undo to unravel your 4 ft paracord ?
If I only have #325 paracord, do I use the same measurements?
Because it is much thinner you can probably use less paracord and get the same length fob.
A decent design, bases on the survival bracelet snake knot pattern.<br> You can find a few more <a href="http://www.squidoo.com/paracord-keychain-instructions" rel="nofollow">paracord keychain instructions</a> on my site.
Thank you for posting this. This is exactly what I was needing.
Thanks for the great guide, somehow I've been unable to get this simple weave through my head after a few videos and other guides. <br> <br>I modified it by using an alpine butterfly loop at the end rather than a keyring, if you make the loop about 1&quot; to 1.5&quot; inner diameter you can pass the fob through it to attach it to whatever you like after the fact.
Very easy instructable to follow, thanks.
Nice job with your fob! I like that camo color!
Thanks for the instructable. <br> <br>
No problem! The fob looks great!
Could you show how to connect to plastic buckles
Try another paracord bracelet instructable. They usually show how to tie to a buckle. It's basically the same thing as putting it on a keyring.
Try another paracord bracelet instructable. They usually show how to tie to a buckle. It's basically the same thing as putting it on a keyring.
Turned out fairly nice for my first try, 3.8ft of paracord fairly loose so its flexible. I did over melt the end thou :/
Good job! Looks pretty good to me.
Hi All... <br> <br>I use a hollow needle called a &quot;fid&quot; to pull the ends under the front and back of the fob, then cut them as short as possible with a pair of paramedic scissors (the only scissors that I've found will cut paracord cleanly), although I've also used a hot knife tip on a gas soldering iron. <br> <br>Then I bend and wiggle the fob a couple of times and the cut ends disappear underneath, It's a much neater finish than cutting and melting although you have to justify the cost of the fid (about 8GBP). <br> <br>Happy paracording!! <br> <br>Malc
I made one! it was difficult for me at first but once i got into it it was easy although it does look a little akward becuse i started knotting a bit too high
Can you post a pic?
As you can see its a little short but thats my fault for putting the knot a little higher than you said
Oh, that doesn't look that bad! Having it shorter like that actually gives it some more flexibility at the top.
I have a wood burning tool that I use to melt the ends, works like a charm.

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