Intro: Paracord Elephant
Made out of all paracord
Step 1: Materials
50 feet of paracord
Punch to help thread if needed
Needle and thread for eyes
Step 2: Legs
start like this
Start with a cross knot. Go until it is about 1-1 1/2 inch long. Your going to make four total. Dont cut the extra length off!
Step 3: Making the Body
place legs next to each other. Use all 8 cords to make another cross knot. Then pull tight. Add 3 shanks of 36 inche cord. Then go into a round braid. Refer to pictures for clarification.
Step 4: Body
when doing the round braid it is like the cross knot except with mor strings. Pictures for help are above. 11 rows of round braids make the body.
Step 5: Stuffing
Cut 130 inches of cord into short lenghts. Then stuff it into the body of the elephant.
Step 6: Closing in the Stuffing
divide the cords into 4 groups and do a cross knot.
Step 7: Attaching Front Legs
Thread the front leg cords into your cross not of the body. Picture above.make all the legs on the sam side. Seperate cord into 4 groups again. And make another cross knot.
Step 8: Making Head
Pick 2 cords from each group make a cross knot with these 8 cords. Pick 1 cord from each group and make a cross knot. Now repeat 10 times to make the trunk.
Step 9: Making Ears
Make a flat braid.
Step 10: Make a Tail
Make a loop and tie it to the end of the elephant.
Step 11: Your Done
unless you want to stitch eyes on it. Melt and tuck the ends to hide them