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.

Step 2: Attaching to the Keyring

To attach to the keyring:
  1. Fold the paracord piece in half
  2. Pull the folded paracord through the keyring
  3. Bring the bottom pieces up around the keyring and through the loop at the top
  4. Tighten

Step 3: Weaving the Fob

The easiest way for me to explain this is with pictures, so just look at the pics and read all the captions.

Step 4: Finishing

Continue weaving until you have squeezed in as many knots as possible in front of the keyring. Make sure the last knot is tight and then cut the excess cord off and melt it down to prevent unraveling.

Step 5: Go Use It!

Attach it to your keys! Now when you reach in your pocket to get your keys you can just grab the fob! And if you get into an emergency situation, you can unravel this for 4 feet of extra-strong paracord!

Thanks for looking! If you make this, post a pic in the comments so I can see how you did!
<p>Just made this... got 4ft of cord attached to the second most important item of survival equipment - a bottle opener :D</p>
<p>i no understand how i end this ??</p>
<p>my first paracord project (stuck with using 325, not 550) - turned out at 3&frac12;&quot; long!</p>
<p>Made this one and another one for a friend. Quick and easy. </p>
My first keychain....thanks for a great set of instructions!
<p>Thanks Adam. You made this grandpa happy. I watched so many videos on how to make a paracord lanyard and then I found your instructions and 10 minutes latter I made my first one.</p>
<p>Great to carry some length of rope and decorate at the same time</p>
<p>great instructions! Makes a great fob for my deck knife and sweet addition to my bosun sheath</p>
<p>Great instructions. Just have to cut and finish the ends.</p>
<p>Never messed with p-cord and was kinda in a hurry to make this but your writeup was very easy to follow, thanks!</p>
Great for my victorinox!
my first Paracord project
This is a common Paracord instructables but it is an essential starting point for anyone that wants to get started in Paracord. I would like to post my own someday!
<p>i like them shorter. Great instructable btw<br></p>
<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.

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