Introduction: Paracord 4-strand Round Braid

This can be a 1,2,or 4 color necklace or bracelet that is slim yet looks good

Step 1: Materials

Material you will need
-2 lengths of paracord 4 times the necklaces length for each color
- a buckle
-and a mini torch or lighter

Step 2: Starting the Braid

Run the lengths of paracord like so and separate the two colors

Step 3: The Braid

Follow visual instructions and keep tightening after each weave and continue

Step 4: Ending

Thread the cord through the buckle as so and open two of the sides as show and thread it through then tight by pulling on the color strands you used then cut and singe the ends

Comments

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kkingsbury made it! (author)2015-04-04

I didn't do the buckle, but the braid instructions came in super handy, thanks!

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averoningar (author)kkingsbury2015-09-01

Very nice!

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bwelkin (author)2015-07-18

"Follow visual instructions" didn't work for me. Too bad... I'm trying to build this braid. tks

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averoningar (author)bwelkin2015-09-01

Im sorry to hear that, can you recommend a way for me to make it easier to understand?

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bill2jamie (author)averoningar2017-02-04

Averonigar: Thanks for posting this instructable. I'd like to achieve one that looks like what you made here. I know it's a year after you posted this reply, and three since you posted the project, but I have to agree with the dragonmaster and bwelkin. I can't follow the visual instructions part, so written description of the braid itself, instructions, and labeling each of the 4 strands and where they go in what order, would go a long way to solving my visual stupidity. It is a beautiful braid you made, and the pictures are very nice. I can't get mine to look like yours so clearly need my hand held to achieve the same outcome. Perhaps an update after the three year hiatus? Thank you, Bill

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individual steps, some of us are color blind and following the colors arent easy, consider in the first image laying it out as cord 1,2,3,4 next instruction would be similar to "Move cord 2 over cord 3" and go step by step for the first iteration of the braid .. i.e. until you get to a point where you just repeat from there.

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3366carlos (author)2016-08-22

thanks

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UkiyoB (author)2015-12-01

Hi, we've just started a new blog and we would love if you could check it out. It's got heaps of information and advice.

http://ukiyo-thefloatingworld.blogspot.com.au/

Kind Regards,

The team of Ukiyo

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elliemae61 (author)2014-04-12

VERY Good instructions, I have had a hard time trying to do a fourstrand braid like this. Other instructions seemed confusing but yours are very simple and CLEAR. Thank you for posting this.

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