Instructables
This is my first instructable and I hope you enjoy it.
I will show you how I made a wide paracord bracelet with a side release buckle. This is also a good plan for a collar for you dog.
 
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Step 1: Pick your colors

First step is picking your colors. The optimal types are 2 colors that contrast.

Also for your side release buckle I recommend a 1" size. This allows you plenty of room to insert the cordage. The 5/8" size I used just made it very tight to work with.

To figure out how much paracord you will need, measure your wrist where you want the bracelet to sit at. Take that measurement and multiply by 12 to get your approximate start length. You should have plenty of cord left over at the finish. It's better to have too much than not enough.

The color you want as the outside one should be your wrist measurement times 12. You should make 2 lengths of this. The color you have for the inside will be twice as long as the outside color or 24 times your wrist measurement.

Loop the strands onto your buckle using a cow hitch knot

One tip is to make sure you keep the same pattern going and not switch which cord goes over and which one goes under. If you do switch the order it will make the pattern look disjointed.

Step 2: Step 1

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Take cord 4 and go under cord 5 and over the standing end of cord 6.

Snug up the half knot.

Step 3: Step 2

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You are then going to take cord 6 and go over 5 and then under the standing end of cord 4.

Tighten the half knotup to the base of the previous knots.

Step 4: Step 3

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Now take cord 4 under 5 and over 6.

Step 5: Step 4

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Now take cord 6 and go over 5 and under the standing end of 4.

Tighten the entire knot up snug.

Step 6: Step 5

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Now to start on the other side.

Take cord 3 and go under 2 and over 1.

Step 7: Step 6

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Take cord 1 and go over 2 and under the standing end of 3.

Snug the knot up.

Step 8: Step 7

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Now take cord 3 and go under 2 and over 1.

Step 9: Step 8

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Take cord 1 and go over2 and under the standing end of 3.

Tighten up the knot.

Step 10: Step 9

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You are now going to cross cord 4 over the top of cord 3.

This step connects the two seperate rows of square knots together.

When you repeat this crossing for each set of knots, remember to always cross the cords in the exact same way. It makes the resulting bracelet a lot more neater looking.

Step 12: Attaching the other side of the buckle.

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This is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to do it, just make sure it is secure.

What I normally do is use a cow hitch with cords 2 and 5 onto the bracelet and then as I am knotting the rest of the bracelet these ends are doubled back on themselves and knotted over so they stay snug and secure.

Step 13: Finished

When completed the bracelet should look like this.

One tip: When you are nearing the end, have whoever you are making this bracelet for try it on. If it is too tight or loose it is easier to make adjustments now rather than after you have cut off the excess cord and melted the ends together.

Here is a video tutorial done by Tying It All Together.  Leave a comment for him and let him know where you came from.

Step 14: Animated steps

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Telion made it!4 hours ago

Slightly adapted for a "twin buckle" design and finished by "backthreading" the working ends through the weave, but still made from your post - thanks for sharing the idea

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spyersecol1 month ago

Awesome tutorial. I made a three color bracelet for my wife using this technique.

Kedi665 months ago

Please can you clarify if I loop the outside paracord on the buckle do the both ends have the same length at the beginning?

Thanks, Doris

pvan kappel made it!5 months ago

Thanks guys. The forst one I made I had some trouble ending it but I read somewhere in a post to put the 4 middle ends through the buckle and then some single cobra knots, and perfect. I started also slightly different as you can see since I wanted to work with a shackle

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pvan kappel made it!5 months ago

Thanks guys. The forst one I made I had some trouble ending it but I read somewhere in a post to put the 4 middle ends through the buckle and then some single cobra knots, and perfect. I started also slightly different as you can see since I wanted to work with a shackle

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para-chic2 years ago
I finally figured this out! I found a great way to end the bracelet....with out too many crazy knots. After you reach the desired length, pull the center 4 cords (2,4,3,5) through the buckle. Leave 1 and 6 out. Pull your buckle to the desired length + maybe a half an inch or so....flip the loose ends against the inside of the bracelet and throw a couple of cobra knots on there...(like you are doing a regular survival bracelet). That way you have doubled back on your cordage and tucked it in at the same time. Just cut and melt!
I can post pics if ya want!

Thanks, you made my day

I just made my first one. I've been playing with different ways to finish it off so I haven't cut the tails yet. Here it is.
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Boise State Colors? Or Florida Gators? Hopefully BSU!

I didn't pick the colors. I made it for someone and told them they could have whatever colors they wanted.

Paracordist2 made it!6 months ago

Awesome Tutorial! Great job

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You did a great job on this one. Major kudos on the labeling and attention to detail. Keep em coming.

MPILBROW9 months ago
Excellent instructable.
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How much paracord did you use in yours?
jfischer1011 months ago
Impressive instructable. I am going to create a double cobra braided as a belt.
nyparacord11 months ago
Great work!
Great!!!! I love it!!!!!
Excellent instructable. Incredibly easy and fun to make. Many more project ideas with this as the basic plan
Does this mean it should be 12 times more on each strand or 12 times more then you fold it and it be 6 time more on each strand?
Garrigus1 year ago
The bracelet was good I just had a couple problems. Your measurements are way off. I ended up wasting about 60 inches off the middle strand and 40 off the ends. The end knot to attach the second clip. Instructions would be nice. From your pic I couldn't really tell how to tie it off.
bigbenb1 year ago
Great Instructable! I made a 16" shoulder strap for my nephew's gun sling with no problems.
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mvillaman11 year ago
I am going to try and make this
My friends and I have a business selling Paracord bracelets, how much would a bracelet like this cost?
walt_l5 years ago
Are these instructions correct for this picture? the instructions refer to cords 1,2 and 3 but the picture shows cords 4,5 and 6 being manipulated
Falcon_WOG (author)  walt_l1 year ago
fixed.
Rskid walt_l1 year ago
I agree, wrong picture.
Wait, by 12?! Did I read that right?
Falcon_WOG (author)  PTHFNDR4LIFE1 year ago
That is correct.
LabDog1 year ago
Great instructions, very easy to follow. This is my first time at paracord. The collar turned out great. Only problem is since this is my first project, saying how to connect second buckle is up to you, has got me lost. I have no idea on what to do. I've been searching the web and coa not find out how to do this. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Great design of bracelet!!
Schmidty161 year ago
does the video show how to end the braclet better
babeladyj1 year ago
WOW! Your instructions and pictures make it so easy to understand the process. You are a GREAT INSTRUCTOR. Thank you.
noseboy9082 years ago
Really descriptive instructions, I liked it a lot. The only thing is that when you choose a buckle, choose one wider than 1 inch. I used a 1- inch buckle, and it took me about an hour + help to fit all 6 strands next to each other, and once I had put them all together, they could not be adjusted whatsoever. But great project, nevertheless.
Great project. You have really good pictures. The explanations are nicely detailed. Thanks! Keep up the good work.
triumphman3 years ago
So give me a clear number of feet of paracord for making a survival wrist thingy for an 8" wrist. Thanks. This is for the double wide thingy! OK? Thanks, Triumphman. Great instr., clear pics and instrs.!
You will find out that out of the 3 cords to make this,

your center cord will be the 8 inches plus 8 X 12 length,

the the two outside cords will be ruffly half that. 8inches plus 8 X 12 / 2 or in other words 4 X 12 plus 8 inches.

If you have a 7 or nine inch wrist then adjust accordingly.

By using this method for figuring the amount of cord, you will limit the excess cord that you would normally waste.


This is a beautiful weave/knot pattern. I have used it to make wristbands, Dog collars, and I have even made a full length (45") dress belt. For the belt, it WILL take many hours to make; it took me 17 hours to finish.

I hope this helps.
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this cool love know long you to nany this ok?
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He said to take your measurement then multiply by 12. In your case that would be......hmmmmmmm, work with me now. How much is 8 times 12? ninety what? I can't quite hear you. ninety six? RIGHT! Go to the head of the class!
He also said you might have some left over so it's just a liberal swag anyway!
whiskrs2 years ago
Where did you find the buckles at? I can't seem to find them anywhere...
walmart camping section you can get 1" or 2"
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