Introduction: VERY SIMPLE Paracord Bracelet Using the Double Fisherman's Knot
Here is a very simple bracelet you can tie. It does not require any weaving, just a double fisherman's knot. It also contains about 5 feet of cord, but you could probably use more.
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Step 1: The Double Fisherman's Knot
Also known as the grapevine or Double Englishman's knot, the double fisherman's knot is normally used to tie 2 pieces of rope together, usually in climbing to secure lines together, or as a backup knot that makes sure you don't fall off the rock wall. (Not a good thing!)
If you want some more info on this check out this Wikipedia article
Step 2: Tools and Materials
You will need:
>About 5 feet of paracord
>Knife or other sharp cutting instrument
Step 3: Sizing
Measure off about 5 feet of paracord. You will want to burn/whip the ends. To figure out the right size for your bracelet, wrap it around the fattest part of your hand. When you run out of cord, just pull it off.
Step 4: Arrrrr! X Marks the Spot!
You may want to practice the knot on something else to start, or with a thicker rope.
1) Cross the paracord over your thumb.
2) Create an "X" (See the second image)
3) Pull the end of the cord under the X
Step 5: Now... for Real!
You are going to want to do the same thing here, Cross the paracord over your thumb. Then create an "X" and pull the end of the cord under the X.
However, this time you are going to want to do it twice, once with both ends of the cords.
Step 6: Tightening
To tighten the bracelet, put it on your wrist and pull the knots away from each other.
After a while of sliding, the knots may become tight and hard to slide. If this happens, just simply re-tie the knots.
Step 7: Multi-color Bracelet
What you need to do to make a bracelet with more than one color is to form the 2 cords into one. The best way is done by the paracord master, Stormdrane!
Here is the step from his Paracord wrist lanyard instructable that he uses 2 colors. All you need to do then is tie the knot.
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