Introduction: Easy Paracord Key Chain

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Today I will show you how to make a paracord keychain.

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need 4 to 5 feet of para cord a key ring a lighter and some scissors

Step 2: Starting Out

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Once you get your para cord measured fold cord in half like so then loop key ring through the cord then pull tight

Step 3: Start Weaving

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When you find your desired length start braiding when your at the fourth picture pull tight

Step 4: Your Second Braid

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Again when you get to the fourth picture pull tight

Step 5: Countinuing Your Braids

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Repeat step 3 and 4 back and forth until you reach your desired length

Step 6: Finishing Up

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Cut remaining pieces of paracord off then burn

Step 7: Finished

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And there's a finished paracord key chain


4WantofaNail made it! (author)2017-09-30

Hey mate, thanks for the ible. Could have used a bit clearer instruction on having to alternate right and left. But once i got the hang of it was pretty easy. Thanks again!

outofstep42 (author)2016-10-01

why do mine keep coming out twisted? (like a drill bit)

BeckyG35 (author)2016-04-30

I really like the bracelet version. But, now I have a long one of these until I find instructions for the bracelet. When we go camping we'll practice making and unmaking this, so when we need a rope it'll be really handy.

brod0331 (author)2016-02-16

Here's my Version

wijnand (author)2016-01-24

its nice to make this key chain

rzprk made it! (author)2015-08-27

excellent tutorial, i found it useful to leave a couple of millimeters at the end of the paracord and melt it between the last braids.

handlebarharlan made it! (author)2015-06-29

great instrucable, good for for any sized key chain :)

cborzych made it! (author)2015-05-09

that was easy and looks good too

bhagan88 made it! (author)2015-02-27

Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial!

beth.chaplin.142 (author)2015-01-27

Very clear instructions! Thank you.

I am pleased with the two I made. Not sure about the ends, which seem like they will eventually unravel, but as someone commented already, they should hold together for a while. This was a great first project, and increased my confidence to try another.

sina elec (author)2014-12-23

i make it and like it this is very use full

Toadster777 (author)2014-10-17

I did it its awesome

zoidberg0101 (author)2014-10-07

It's a good guide... like it very much. :D

Blacsdad (author)2014-09-10


ksutton6 (author)2014-07-11

it is very easy thanks

phillup (author)2013-06-20

Where would you buy this type of cord from?

parabuilder (author)2013-06-13

a year

parabuilder (author)2013-06-13

it depends how rough you are with them if they come apart remelt them mine lasted aww year

rolltidehank (author)2013-06-04

I just finished making this for my work keys. I'm wondering how well the cut off and melted ends hold in place. Any real life experience on how long I can expect them to hold? Thanks for the great instructable!

parabuilder (author)2013-04-21


SJF007 (author)2013-04-21

This is cool

marcosrocha2003 (author)2013-04-20

muito bonito forte simples

Parabuilder1 (author)2013-04-19

BTW we're cousins

Parabuilder1 (author)2013-04-19

you also see some more not only from Parabuilder but also me

Murphy945 (author)2013-04-07

I agree the written instructions are the best I've ever seen on this site. Using an orange cord rather than two colours is inspired, it's so easy, I'll be making a fortune doing this soon.

audreyobscura (author)2013-04-05

Thanks for giving such clear directions.

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