Introduction: Monkeys Fist (Updated- With Marble)

Hello, in this Instructable, I will be showing you how to make a paracord monkeys fist.

Step 1: What You Need

To make this paracord monkeys fist, all you need is:

-A Lighter
-two, 2 1/2 foot pieces of paracord

Step 2: Step 1

Start by tying the tips of the two cords together with an Overhand Knot. Tighten the knot until firm. Once done tightening, carefully snip off the cord ends above the knot and melt them with a lighter so it stays and doesn't unravel.

Step 3: Step 2

Slide your fingers done one of the cords, approximately 15 inches and start circling the cord around two split fingers. Wrap around three times.

Step 4: Step 3

Insert the Overhand Knot into the center of the vertical coils, then start circling the running end away from you and around the vertical coils. Circle around three times, creating a second set of coils. Instead of putting the overhand knot in the middle you can just use a marble instead of tying the overhand knot and just put string in the middle.

Step 5: Step 4

Slide the tie off your fingers. Then start circling the running end away from you and around the horizontal coils. Making sure to start circling from left to right, until you have made three circle, vertical to the horizontal coils.

Step 6: Step 5

Adjust the cords until the piece is firm, or until all three sets of coils are snugly wrapped around the Overhand Knot.

Step 7: Step 6

Carefully snip and singe the Monkey's Fist ends for a stand alone piece, or leave a tether.

Step 8: Monkey's Fist

Some other Monkey's Fist I've made. Please let me know if this helped and feel free to leave comments, like and follow. 

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