Step 5: Cross Knotting

Do a cross knot where your paracord strands reach the edge of the laptop

Instructions for a cross knot can be found online, though I walk through them in picture form here. Apologies for slight blurriness.

While you're at it, get used to the cross knot. You'll be doing plenty of them. For now, however, just do this with all 4 pairs of your working strands. Make sure you keep them facing front if aesthetics are important to you.
You design is awesome i put some of the cross knots in different places for presentation because i sell paracord stuff at a farmers market thanks so much for posting this your directions were superb
<p>could you make me one only have one hand. dropped my 13'' laptop twice and it's in the shop now</p>
<p>I used the same design that you did with the same lengths of cord. One problem with converting this design to a shorter, deeper box was that it was tough to get the paracord to go around the corners. Luckily, the cord can go directly to the bottom of the speakers and it likely won't fall out of the sling. </p><p>Now I have a weatherproof set of speakers with an easy carrying sling as it didn't come with anything when I purchased it. Just add a carabiner and you can hook this to a backpack without it taking up the room inside.</p>
I made one for my 17 inch laptop.. Had to do quite the conversion of measurements haha
<p>how much cord did you use?</p>
Super cool! I could never trust myself to make this haha. I would probably forget something then CRACK... Laptop gone :)
This is so impressive. You must have practiced a ton to be able to engineer something that great fitting with simple cord. Good for you for reaching that level in craftsmanship and skill. :) <br>
This is freaking awesome! Love it!!!
This is awesome.......
Thanks! :) I'm glad you think so.
I made this for my HP Mini (11&quot; x 8&quot; closed). <br> <br>I used four strands of 7' each. <br> <br>I'm using this as a sling for my netbook because I frequently carry it onto rooftops in my job. <br> <br>I did not cobra weave the handles. Instead, I tied a butterfly loop (search Animated Knots by Grog) on one side and threaded the other handle through it, linking a carabiner to it. I link the carabiner to another loop of rope and swing the notebook over my back. <br> <br>Thank you, Emily!
That's a fantastic adaptation! Great job on adjusting the design for your needs. That looks like it will hold your netbook quite nicely. <br> <br>I'm glad that you found my 'ible useful. It's great to see what you've been able to do, you took great pictures. I think your job, whatever it is, is pretty awesome if you're taking your netbook onto roofs with that kind of frequency. Have a blast!
Wow, really nice looking combination of knots/stitches! Beautiful result.
Thank you! I'm really glad that you like it :)
Good to see you got a first place win too. Now what are you going to do to beat this project? We'll be waiting.
Hmmm, I'll have to see what I can do. I'm in the process of ordering some more paracord right now, so I'll probably have some new stuff up once it comes in :)
Congratulations on winning a prize in the Paracord Contest! I love your project (and your name). Great work!
Thanks so much! I like your name too, lol!
I measured my laptop and it is 14 and 1/2 inches. About how much paracord will i use?
I'd probably use four 10-11 foot strands for the body, just to be safe. That totals to 52 feet when you add 12' total for the handles.
Oooo or make straps that can come on and off so that you can sling it over your shoulder and keep your hands free!
Actually, several of my original designs featured a shoulder strap, but I couldn't get them to incorporate several of my criteria, namely that I wanted the weight of the laptop on the cord to hold it in place and I wanted it to be easily removed from the harness.<br><br>Unfortunately, I'm also a bit short on paracord at the moment (need to drop by the next gun show in town) to go about making shoulder straps but I'm definitely going to look into it when I rework the project.
Nice use of cord. You should follow up with a pouch or some way to hold/carry the power cord with this.
Oooh, that's a great idea! I'll definitely think about that and see what I come up with, thanks

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