Boy Scout Paracord Neckerchief Slide




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My brother kept losing his neckerchief slides, so I devised a simple way to make a paracord one. Enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies

You will need:
- approximately 6 feet of paracord
- scissors
- a ruler
- a lighter

Step 2: Creating the Core

Fold your single strand of paracord in half to form a loop. Thread the working ends into the loop to make a band of paracord; this will be the core. I made mine about 2 inches long, but it was a little too big.

Step 3: Starting the Knot

Fold your working ends over the loop. This is the tricky part: begin the knot by taking the right working strand and placing it behind the two core strands. With the left strand, loop over the front of the core strand and through the loop created by the right strand. Be sure the right strand is also through the left loop, or else it won't work. Tighten.

Step 4:

Repeat step 3, except do the opposite: put the right strand in front this time, and loop the left one behind.

Step 5: Finishing It Off

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the end of the cord. I actually went over the end and continued making the knots because mine was too big, but you get the same result. Cut the ends of the paracord as short as you can, then burn the ends. You can lick your finger and flatten it while it's still hot to give it shape so that it will hold better, and it won't be as pokey.

I hope you were able to benefit from this instructable!

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    6 Discussions

    Matt EmilyB

    Question 7 months ago on Step 5

    Hi, did you use regular 550 Paracord or a smaller type? Thanks


    11 months ago

    This is what we have so far, just need to understand how to make it into a loop.


    Question 11 months ago on Step 5

    We made one of these at camp, but my son missed the part where they showed us how to join the ends and make it into a loop. Can you show how to do that?


    1 year ago

    Do these stay on the neckerchief better than the official slides? Or are they just cheaper to replace?


    3 years ago

    I've been making cobra knot neckerchief slides slides for a couple of years. I start it around a piece of 1/2 Sch 40 PVC. I've also made multi color fishtail slides as well. The flag is a favorite.