You will need the following:
-An aluminum water bottle
-Four stands of paracord each measuring 112" inches (448" total) or shorter depending on what you do at step 6.
-A lighter (for melting the ends of the paracords closed)
-Scissors or knife
-About 4-6 Hours
Step 1: Choosing the Water Bottle
Step 2: Starting the Weave
Step 3: Starting a Cross Knot
Step 1: Take two of the strands that are next to each other and make an S shape out of the cord having the right-most one cross over the left strand bringing the bottom half of the S under the left strand.
Step 2: Bring the left strand underneath the S and feed it between the two cords at the very top to the left of itself.
Step 3: Now feed the same end through the bottom of the S in step 1 and pull it tight.
Now repeat 3 more times to have 4 cross knots evenly spaced from the Chinese Knot.
Step 4: Starting the Diamond Pattern
Take the right strand and the left strand from knots that are next to each other and make a cross knot between them. Leave about 1" between the knots to get a good symmetrical pattern. Now repeat three more times again with the knots next to it.
Step 5: Continuing the Diamond Pattern
Step 6: Crossroads
We are just going to narrow the weave down to two 2 groups of 4 strands now for the handles. To do this just take two of the strands and now treat them as one strand and make another cross knot further up. I have 2" of cord from the small cross knot to the large knot to begin the handle.
Now just make the cross knots really close to each other and you will get a thick flat handle.