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Using a single piece of less than 3 ft of paracord you can make a heart shaped pendat necklace for Valentines day.
Fold the cord in half forming a bight.
Taking the right hand cord, make a counter-clockwise (CC) loop and lay the working end over the left cord parallel to each other.
Still working with the same cord, form another bight and tuck it behind the orig. left cord and through the CC loop from step 2.
Firm up the knot (which btw is ABoK #1133 labeled as a double noose... such a cruel irony for Valentine's Day) by pulling on each loop then taking out...
Make another bight from the right hand cord and tuck around the back and through opposite loop on the left continuing through to the other side (going...
Make sure bight is through both loops.
Take up the slack.
Taking now the left cord, bight and tuck UNDER the first bight around and towards the back.....
..... Bringing the bight around and OVER the other cord/bight part.
To snug up the shape begin by pulling bottom right part (pictured at bottom of heart)
Phase 2 of taking up slack....
Turn peice over with the larger side of the heart now on the right.
And repeat steps 10 - 12 to tighten opposite side.
Pull both bights through like so, leaving the lines coming out horizontally.
Take left cord (coming from behind) and follow (above) the cord in front so both are coming out the right side.
Turn piece over so that both are now on the left
Taking the lower of the 2 cords repeat the same procedure as in steps 15 and 16. Cords should be horizontal as in pic of step 15 (only now with the do...
Add a hitch to one side
Turn over and repeat same hitch.
Add whichever bend you choose to close it. I like double fishermans knot because its adjustable but any knot will do. Last thing to do is give it to a...
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