Step 2: Attaching two colors of paracord

If using two colors of paracord, you will insert one color about 1/2 inch into the other color. You may remove a small amount of the paracord's inner strands by pulling them out, trimming with scissors, and pulling the paracord outer sheath back over the strands, leaving room to insert the other color. For various projects, I've used three different methods for attaching two colors of paracord: melting, sewing, or gluing. The choice is yours, I usually sew them together, it doesn't matter as long as it's a good connection. It will be hidden under the first knot.
<p>Hey mate there is a lanyard you have done with a snake knot and some sort of other knot. It is yellow and black. Could you please tell me how to do this type thanks</p>
<p>Awesome! made it with a carabiner instead of a clip.</p>
Ta Da...! Thanks for sharing this, your tutorials are excellent.
Cool, thank's!!
<p>This looks awesome for attaching stuff to my tourist backpack</p>
Just made it
<p>Hi Stormdrane! I made this as my first paracord project as a wrist strap for my camera, and am very happy with my second attempt. First attempt wasn't quite tight enough. Your photos and instructions were nice and easy to follow, so many thanks for helping to get me started!</p>
<p>Here is my version</p>
<p>I've made this as a first project. Done it as a neck lanyard for my keys. It has worked well but the two pieces of cord I used were slightly differing thicknesses (one is cheap stuff rather than 550) which spoils the lay of the knots. Fun to do though, Thanks.</p>
<p>Made it to match the same colors of my MINI Cooper. Love the project!</p>
<p>This really made my key chain look like the bomb! It was simple enough to make in school, and I added some minor extras before wrapping it up. Thanks a bunch man!</p>
<p>This is a great tutorial. I had a load of olive green para-cord offcuts lying around (found them in these 58 pattern webbing sets I was sorting out for my cadet unit) and since I broke my last keyring fob, I thought why not and knocked my own one up an hour ago.</p>
<p>Thanks <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/Stormdrane/" rel="nofollow">Stormdrane</a>! I make something like this from Your Instructable</p>
just wanted to say thanks again for the pattern. I made them as neck lanyardsRad&quot;s FX lighting and production crew for with neon green and silver with reflective tracers. anyway we are doing the lights and sound for DANCEFESTTOPIA and we had &quot;IMPORTANT&quot; people coming up wanting to see them and asking where to get them. Anyway I thought that was pretty cool. Who knows I may get some orders from it all. Just wanted to share that story with you and say THANKS again. I made sure to let every body know that I learned this knot from your instructable.
the hardest part about these tutorials is that everything is right handed and I live in my own left handed world. any suggestions? I really need some. It is very hard to think right when all you know is left.
Some photo programs let you flip/reverse images, so if you're going by the instructable photos, you might try saving the images and flipping them to see if that helps.<br> <br> With my dad being a lefty, I know the 10% of the population that's left handed do suffer somewhat in a right hand world.&nbsp; :)
thanks for the advice. everyone in my family makes fun of me because I do everything backwards. according to them : )
Great tutorial dude!
I added a diamond knot to where i wanted the snake knot to end.
Is there any way to use this knot to make a continuous loop?
I've not tied the snake knot that way, but if you tied it around a separate loop of cord or start with making a loop first,&nbsp; maybe like these <a href="http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2010/01/slip-on-paracord-bracelet.html" rel="nofollow"><u>slip-on type paracord bracelets</u></a>, you could have the end finish right up against the start, where it may not be very noticeable and give the look of a continuous loop...
really nice knot! just made mine, with woodland and black. <br> <br>i was wondering, of you take enough cord, could you wrap things with it? like a lighter?
Yes, you can make the knot around other objects as the core of the knot, like a lighter, walking staff, flashlight, knife handle, etc...
Excellent Instructable! I've made countless cobra stitch bracelets since I first read your Instructable and finally tried this one out. Very clear instructions makes it really easy to follow! Great job! Now if only you could make an Instructable for a monkey's fist!
I did make a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXdHcH3FRcM&feature=channel_page">video for making a monkey's fist</a> using rope. The thing that I think most folks have trouble with when tying them, is that you need to gradually tighten up the fist by just working a little of the slack out from one end to the other over several passes before it's eventually as tight as you can get it.<br/>
yup, you sure did haha. nice vid. the first directions i saw for making a monkey's fist were pretty clear and precise. it definitely looks easy. i guess the tightening part would be the most difficult part as you say.
it is very hard
TY Sir for sharing. :)<br><br>Excellent Ible.
Stormdrane, how much paracord would i need to make this a 72&quot; dog leash?
If you're going to make a dog leash just like the wrist lanyard is tied, I'd figure on starting with around a 75 foot length of paracord to be on the safe side and not come up short, but how much you actually use may vary by how tight or loose you make the knots as you go...
How long for primary color and then the secondary color
This is just a guesstimate since I haven't made a dog leash length version of the snake knot lanyard, but around 45 ft for primary color 30 ft for secondary. Once attached, figure at least 12 ft or so of primary will be doubled up for the core/wrist loop, and then the attached section of paracord will be looped around your swivel clip/snap hook where you can begin knotting, as in the instructions... <br><br>With using two colors instead of one, make sure you do a secure job of joining the paracord, whether you sew, melt, or super glue them together, since a dog leash will be under greater strain than a wrist lanyard would, and you don't want it to be pulled apart with a dog on the leash. ;)
Looks fantastic. This can be used for stylish ID card <a href="http://www.compucardinc.com/neck-lanyards.html">lanyards</a>. Snake knot looks difficult but you made it easy to do.
stormdrane, I love all the things you've done with paracord. Can you figure out how to make this type of lanyard? I've looked and cannot for the life of me figure out how to make this. I don't know whether to begin with the knot on the end or the snake knot. Any ideas are helpful! Thanks!
I would guess the Chinese cloverleaf knot is tied first, a loop made with one strand coming from the knot, then both used to snake knot back towards the cloverleaf knot around the two strands.
this is a great design im going to sell this on my website!
&nbsp;muy bueno, practico, ahora se como utilizar mis cordones viejos, bueno, mejor compro nuevos y coloridos =).....
when in Rome speak Roman, que pasa ?
No habla espanol ! English por favor !
is it possible to make it without the clip and out of the same color <br>i no its kinda stupid just wondering..<br>
Yes, you can use one color with a single length of cord and tie the lanyard without the clip. You would need to tie it directly to something or use an attachment other than the clip, because if you hold the snake knot section and pulled on the wrist loop, there'd be nothing to keep the loop ends where the clip is from pulling down into the snake knot section.<br>
This is my first band! I followed the steps (mostly the pictures to be honest). See the results!. Thanks for sharing all of your instructions.<br>Watch: Nabucco Chronograph by Raymond Weil (Stainless Steel Version)
I really like the looks of this lanyard, but I notice you refer to it as a wrist lanyard and you give the length of paracord to use for this, if i were to make a lanyard following this same design to wear around my neck, how much cord should I use?<br>
For a neck lanyard, just add about 2 feet more to the amount used in the tutorial. So if done in one color, you 'd use about 6.5 feet of paracord, or if done in two colors, you'd use 5 feet for the primary color and 1.5 feet for the secondary color. <br><br>If you want it to be a safety/break-away lanyard, you can add one of the connectors linked to in the tutorial. You'd make the lanyard first, then cut the cord at the center of the neck loop and add the connector there.
Thanks for the Instructable, just made two of them to use as snowboard leashes...
I saw a keychain on the internet, simply used as a photo, and loved it, but wondered where that particular knot pattern could be found.<br><br>I should have obviously turned to you, stormdrane, and all of your great tutorials. You really have a creative knack for color, weave patterns, etc.<br><br>Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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