Double Helix Keychain

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About: Im a triathlete and swim year round. Oh ya and I build stuff Instagram: paracord__nation

Intro: Double Helix Keychain

This is a instructable about a paracord cord two colored double helix keychain. Cost: A few dollars for the paracord. Time: 5-10 min

Step 1: Supplies

For this awesome tutorial you will need something to cut with (scissors, or knife), a lighter, a foot of one color and 1 1/4 arms lengths of the other color (Go 49ers!), and you can use a key ring or a small caribener.

Step 2: Burn Rope

A burnt rope is a happy rope!

Step 3: Tie Girth Hitch

Using the shorter rope, tie a girth hitch to either the caribener or a key ring.

Step 4: Start the Knot

Start with a overhand knot to secure it to the inner cords. Then do another overhand knot and keep doing up to the the key ring. Pay attention which way you do your knots because they all should be the same way. It will naturally curve

Step 5: Cut and Burn

Pull each rope tight then cut it and burn it. Repeat to the other ropes. A burnt rope is a happy rope

Step 6: Done! Enjoy!

Now you are done. You can put this on a backpack luggage etc. if you like this please follow paracord__nation on Instagram!

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26 Discussions

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alfamc2

5 years ago on Introduction

try go say 7 times one way then 7 times the other way, it comes out like this awsome wave thingy...

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Litchifirst

5 years ago

sorry. my last comment posted multiple times :S

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Litchifirst

5 years ago

awesome I will try to do it Thanks for sharing

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Litchifirst

5 years ago

awesome I will try to do it Thanks for sharing

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Litchifirst

5 years ago

awesome I will try to do it Thanks for sharing

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swim_guy5150

5 years ago

Yes I've made two colors it looks awesome

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Beergnome

5 years ago on Step 4

And consiquentially, if you flop the side your not is falling on every pass, you will make a braid that goes straight.

but of course, the spiral is always more awesome.

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rundmcarlson

5 years ago on Introduction

If you splice 2 different colors together and use that as the yellow chord it comes out pretty cool. Just tie the knot at the splice when you start and you will have 2 colors mixing as you go. I made one with half green and half tan that came out nice.

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kariswg1

5 years ago on Introduction

Thanks for the added information. I will give it a try when I can get some paracord!??

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swim_guy5150

5 years ago

Haha that's heard it been called so many different names I guess its just where you live

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grapeman

5 years ago

Oops girth. And yes I do apologize I have herd it call a girth hitch it's just been a long time !

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grapeman

5 years ago

Gerth hitch ? Please it's been a saddle hitch for ever ,

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swim_guy5150

5 years ago

@NaaF thank you but when you burn the red ropes you press it into the gold rope while its still molten plastic. that sticks together and the all one string is a great idea

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swim_guy5150

5 years ago

I got the colored rope at a army navy surplus store,

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emybug123

5 years ago

I'm gunna try this:3

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emybug123

5 years ago

so cool where do you get the colored rope??