Introduction: Oat Spike Paracord Bracelet

Picture of Oat Spike Paracord Bracelet

The oat spike paracord bracelet has a very nice looking weave.
It is not very difficult to make.
When you get the hang of making the bracelet, it becomes a very quick and easy job.
If you ever get stuck in the wilderness or there is a zombie apocalypse you can unravel this bracelet and then have 12' total of cord.

Step 1: Supplies

For this instructable you'll need:
Two 6' lengths of paracord

Step 2:

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In this instructable I will be referencing to the cords by their color. Start by lining up your cords as shown in the photo below with the yellow cord below the blue cord and the middle of the cords at the peak of the rainbow.

Step 3:

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Pull the yellow cord over the blue cord as shown.

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Pull the left blue cord across the yellow cords. Then pull the right blue cord over that as shown. Now pull the yellow cords through the holes that are noted in the photo, then pull it tight.

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Drape the yellow cords over the blue as shown.

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Repeat steps 4 and 5 until it reaches your desired length. 

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Snip off the blue cords and burn them.

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With the yellow cords tie it into the below knot, snip off the extra, and then burn the snipped part.

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You are now done. Enjoy the bracelet.


Vian_Zaaiman (author)2015-09-04

That is really clever! One that i will definitely make!!!

Mattsims13 (author)2015-03-21

I didn't know of any other knots than the Solomon Bar. Thanks!

Mattsims13 (author)2015-03-21

Bobby Sarito (author)2015-02-28

Thanks. Really apprecite it.

turbone2000 (author)2013-08-08

I really like this one but my 6" of paracord only made 3" of bracelet.

BenjiDaa (author)turbone20002013-08-09

"means inch
'means foot

Bobby Sarito (author)BenjiDaa2015-02-18

Thanks for clarifying man.

WeavingSpider (author)2015-02-10

Just finished this about a minute ago. Only took a few minutes. Looks amazing and nobody would suspect how simple it was. Plus, having no need for a buckle makes this really useful.

aparker36 made it! (author)2015-02-09

awesome i love it

Joe Torres (author)2014-11-20

easy to make, thanks for the instructable.

captain maroni (author)2014-08-24

key lanyard!

MaD2ko0l made it! (author)2014-03-31

First time using paracord and first time trying anything like this.

Kinda cool.

about mid way through, i switched it up and started to do the pattern the other way so that the green was the primary colour instead of the blue.

Might be a better way to do it on the switch, but its come out pretty good.


schrepjm (author)2014-02-06

For a bit fancier bracelet at this point you could end the oat spike pattern with a four strand diamond knot, then snip and burn the blue cords. Then make a two strand diamond knot instead of the overhand knot.

Rock_Lobster34 (author)2013-12-30

This is my new favorite weave. Love it! Good job. :)

bpolhamius (author)2013-06-29

Excellent instructions. I will actually try this, and I too like the buckle-less factor!

BenjiDaa (author)bpolhamius2013-11-03

Thank you.

joshuao (author)2013-06-29

Very cool pattern! I like this a lot. Thank you!

BenjiDaa (author)joshuao2013-11-03


30 (author)2013-06-29

You did a great job

BenjiDaa (author)302013-11-03


Koob Creations (author)2013-07-02

Made one for the fourth
Nice instructable

BenjiDaa (author)Koob Creations2013-11-03

Awesome! Thanks.

CementTruck (author)2013-07-03

I like this. I was getting tired of the tried and true Solomon Bar Bracelet I have. This would make a good alternative.

BenjiDaa (author)CementTruck2013-11-03


Halphinian (author)2013-07-04

this thing is awesome!

BenjiDaa (author)Halphinian2013-11-03

Thank you.

J1mwalker (author)2013-07-04


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halhashimi (author)2013-08-30

I love it ... I just bought the staff and I am going to try to do it :)

BenjiDaa (author)halhashimi2013-11-03


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djensen5 (author)2013-10-09

I put the yellow through the top gap the one about the first illustrated picture and it came out different but looks just as cool. Thank you for feeding my imagination!!

BenjiDaa (author)djensen52013-11-03

Ya no problem.

jacob818153 (author)2013-09-30

Nice job

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MandalorianMaker (author)2013-10-30

You get a tighter weave if you make it on a paracord jig looks more professional

Pretty cool.

rparente99 (author)2013-10-15

Can u show how to do it with buckles?

BenjiDaa (author)rparente992013-11-03

I don't have any buckles, sorry.

themadscientist11 (author)2013-07-10

This is a definite favorite. Its has a very nice pattern and you can wear it anywhere.

TREX ZoaR0K (author)2013-07-09

Here the one I made but I finished it up differently

srohwer (author)2013-06-28

Favorited. I like the fact that I don't need to bother with plastic buckles.

ecardinal (author)2013-06-28

This is a very nice pattern, good choice of contrasting colors. Thanks!

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Bio: 16 years old. I love the outdoors and knifemaking.
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