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In this instructable I'll show you how to make a paracord survival bracelet using paracord and the cobra knot.
 
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Step 1: What You'll Need

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Paracord around 7-9 feet, Ruler, Lighter, Knife

Step 2: Measure Your Wrist

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Measure your wrist using the paracord and measure the piece of paracord with a ruler. Then double the length and add a knot see picture. For example my wrist is 7 inches so I used a piece of paracord 15 inches long. Then check it fits you again it should be a little loose so the paracord can wrap around it.

Step 3: Measure Length Of Paracord

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You now need a long piece of paracord to estimate the length it's about 1 foot of paracord per 1 inch of wrist and you can add another foot for mistakes. For example my wrist is 7 inches so I used 8 foot of paracord and the length was perfect.

Step 4: Starting The Cobra Knot

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Place the long piece of paracord under the bracelet then take the left side and put it over the bracelet and over the right piece of paracord. Then take the right side piece and put it over the bracelet and under the left piece. It should look like the picture.

Step 5: The First Knot

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Take the right piece and put it over the bracelet then take the left piece and put it over then under (the pictures explain it better).

Step 6: The Second Knot

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Do the same but in reverse for second knot (see pictures) then keep repeating knot 1 and 2 until you have complete the bracelet.

Step 7: Completing The Knot

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Cut the ends then melt them so they stay flat to the bracelet.

Step 8: Finishing The Bracelet

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Cut the ends then melt them both together with the lighter.

Step 9: Finished Bracelet

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Great instructable, you have gotten me into making things out of paracorde! :-)
Great and thanks for feedback!
sabercreator8 months ago

i'm gonna make this right now. i love it :D

jkdabrown (author)  sabercreator8 months ago

Great, have fun!

spudsmom1 year ago
What do you use to connect the ends together so it stays on your wrist? Did i Miss that part?
jkdabrown (author)  spudsmom8 months ago

You use the knot on 1 end of the bracelet and put it through the loop at the over end :)

beaverboy9119 months ago

Thanks for this Instructable! I now have my own paracord bracelet business!

Thanks alot!

jkdabrown (author)  beaverboy9118 months ago

Ur very welcome! Glad I could help u out!

dozer7891 year ago
Nice!! I was making one of these and saw a different instructable, but it only showed how to make the first knot, this shows how to make them all! Thanks.
how do you connect the ends?? you did not explain.
jkdabrown (author)  Iszzysapien271 year ago
Which step is it please?