Introduction: Paracord Dog Collar
This is basically a paracord bracelet but with a metal D-ring in the middle and a plastic buckle. For this one i used 2 different colour cords a "welded aluminium D-ring" and a 25mm buckle i cut out of an old belt. (All are available from e-bay)
Step 1: Step 1
Starting with one end of the buckle i chose the male end because the wholes are easier to thread the cord through. So take one end of each colour cord and thread them from front to back and then split around the side. I then placed one under and one over and used a simple overhand not to secure each end to the opposite colour (this is basically a fisherman's know with something in the middle) Then slide it down and pull it tight. Be sure to leave a small amount of tail end on each end.
Step 2: Step 2
My labradoodle pup needed a 15 inch sized collar so i measured it out. Then thread the other side of the buckle on to the ends and slide it all the way down to the right size. Then begin with a Cobra stitch, this is the process of one end under and one end over then threading each through the opposite loops.
Step 3: Step 3
Step 4: Step 4
Slide the D-ring between the middle 2 strands, then tie a knot but tie it over the buckle. Three or four and you should get to the other side of the buckle.
Step 5: Step 5
When you get to the end of the run tie one last knot loosely, then thread the two ends through the visible side of the fisherman's knot. The strongest way to do it is to then thread it back through the buckle and under the opposite side of the fisherman's knot. After this you can start the Cobra stitching again.
Step 6: Step 6
Once you get back to the buckle. Thread the knots back through the D-ring and continue, Make sure the D-ring is properly secured, if you come to clip a lead on here then you don't want it to come loose!
Step 7: Step 7
This step is much like securing the other end when you got to the end of the first run. Tie a loose knot and thread the ends over the buckle and out the other side. I then used a pair of pliers to pull up the last four knots. Thread both ends through the loops and then using the pliers tighten it all up. Then cut the ends close to the base of the collar. As usual with the last step of a paracord project, apply a lighter and wax the ends over, i found that if you over do it with the lighter and actually melt the ends back into the collar it makes it a lot smoother and more comfortable for your lucky pooch. Enjoy