Double Helix Keychain

62,259

1,185

22

Introduction: Double Helix Keychain

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

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!

1 Person Made This Project!

Recommendations

  • Lighting Challenge

    Lighting Challenge
  • Metalworking Contest

    Metalworking Contest
  • Puzzles Speed Challenge

    Puzzles Speed Challenge

22 Discussions

0
alfamc2
alfamc2

6 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...

0
swim_guy5150
swim_guy5150

6 years ago

Yes I've made two colors it looks awesome

0
Beergnome
Beergnome

6 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.

0
rundmcarlson
rundmcarlson

6 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.

0
kariswg1
kariswg1

6 years ago on Introduction

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

0
swim_guy5150
swim_guy5150

6 years ago

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

0
grapeman
grapeman

6 years ago

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

0
grapeman
grapeman

6 years ago

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

0
swim_guy5150
swim_guy5150

6 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

0
swim_guy5150
swim_guy5150

6 years ago

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

0
emybug123
emybug123

6 years ago

I'm gunna try this:3

0
emybug123
emybug123

6 years ago

so cool where do you get the colored rope??

0
NaaaF
NaaaF

6 years ago on Introduction

Great instructable. I just tried this out with my shoelace and it can be done with single peace of rope. Using just one piece of rope is better cause it can't fall apart at the end. It can be done if you tie a knot at the end of your red string and then make double helix back over itself until you reach the ring and make a final knot. You would need longer red string. Hope my description is clear =)

0
kariswg1
kariswg1

6 years ago on Introduction

Can you be more specific? What about the length of the "Red" inside rope? Otherwise wouldn't you end up too short, or too long? (or am I missing something here?)

0
swim_guy5150
swim_guy5150

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I'm so sorry, the inside red rope i used 1 foot or so and it was plenty. Or you could just think of the length you would like your keychain to be and double it and add 3 inches for the girth hitch. The gold outside rope I used about 6 1/2 feet and i had plenty.