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QUAD-STRAND TWIST NECKLACE

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I think one of the luxuries of paracord is using colorful materials to knot with— especially when working a twist of repeating half knots. I really enjoy this technique when I can indulge in making something that showcases both color and form, like this quad-strand necklace. This can be a 1,2,or 4 color necklace or bracelet that is slim yet looks good This is a necklace I made from 550 paracord. I had seen some necklaces that people made but they all seamed to big or not practical. I wanted something slimmer. So I searched the internet for a weave and came up with the 4 Strand Round Weave. I had never seen a paracord necklace made this way so I just went to it and this is what I got. Its not terribly difficult and its pretty fun. It's a fun craft to make with the family too. I made my wife one too. Although it looks good, it can also be taken apart and used in a survival situation. I hope you enjoy it and I'd love some feedback! Sorr

CARRICK BEND

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Celtic Bar

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This variation of snake weave is more like four-strand plaiting than knotting, and it creates a most attractive braid pattern that can be embellished with beads. 1 Fold the cord ends over in opposite directions with the right-hand cord crossed over the left to form a long loop with the two tails out at either side at least 5cm (2in) longer than the loop. Bring the ends of the loop down to make an inverted V-shape. 2 Bring the top right cord end down over the right-hand long loop and lay out parallel to the left loop. Bring the top left cord behind the left-hand, lay out parallel to the left loop. Bring the top left cord behind the left-hand long loop and then cross the left cord over the right as shown. 3 Bring the long loops down, right-hand in front and left-hand behind the single cords and cross the left-hand long loop over the right. 4 Repeat with the single cord, right-hand on top of doubled cords and left-hand behind, then cross the left-hand single cord over the right-ha

SNAKE WEAVE

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Sometimes knots are not so much tied as woven or plaited, and the snake weave is a good example of this. Starting with a box knot, it becomes a woven braid resembling Celtic designs based on intertwining snakes. 1 Begin with a box knot: make a loop in the middle of the cord so that the right-hand cord is on the top. Bring the right-hand cord up behind the loop. 2 Weave the left-hand cord over, under and over the looped cord to come out at the right-hand side. Rotate so that the cord tails are facing down. 3 Holding the knot at the cross point at the top, pull the bottom loop down to the required length of the snake weave panel. Pull the cord ends out to the side to firm up the knot at the top. 4 Twist the bottom loop so that the left side is over the right. Take the right-hand cord over the front of the loop. 5 Weave the left cord under, over and under the long loop to come out at the right-hand side. 6 Repeat from step 4 until you are close to the bottom of the loop. Adjust the kn

Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar

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The Two Color Paracord Solomon Bar is the same knot used in making the Survival Bracelet. We are just going to add a little different twist to the popular bracelet. We will make it with two colors. Step 1: Layout Start with your two colors of paracord, lay them out as shown. One color on the left and the second color on the right. Step 2: Begin Your Knot Take your left cord, make a loop with the running or working end of the paracord, going in front of the knot. Take your right cord, loop around the the left cord running or working end, go behind the knot and through the loop of the left cord. *** you can start the knot on a buckle or key ring if you want to, I am just showing how the two colors will look... *** Step 3: Pull Tight Once you pull the knot tight you should start to see the familiar knot pattern of the Survival Bracelet. Step 4: Continue Tying the Knots Continue tying the knots Step 5: After a Few More Knots By now you can see the Solomon Bar forming... In the example y

Tricks to Learn How to Tie Turks Head Knots.

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Practice the knots you know by using them as much as possible. The more you use them the more likely you will use them. This will also help you find the ones you prefer for different situations. Setting up tents or shelters. Tying down a load in a truck bed. Securing a boat to a dock or post. Games or tricks using knots. Making decorative items to use. TURK’S HEAD KNOTS The Turk’s Head Knot is what truly embodies a decorative knot for many people, and—oh, what magic that term “Turk’s Head Knot” evokes! The would-be knot-tyer wants to know its mysteries, the novice wants to practice it once again just to solidify their new knowledge, the practiced knot-tyer wants to know how to expand a Turk’s Head, and there are those who profess to be able to tie any Turk’s Head Knot in any fiber all done in hand! The dreams and wonders that this knot tells! One could easily fill a book or several books on the subject but we have limited ourselves to just this article. With that in mind, I am

Paracord Knots: Knots That You Can Learn Easily

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Tying paracord knots can be fun, yet it can sometimes be a challenging task for a beginner. Learning what to do to get the right results can take some effort on your part. Therefore, following an expert guide can work wonders in your favor and you can keep the skill for life. Here are knots you can easily learn using paracord and chances are they will come in handy when you are outdoors camping. Knot 1: The cobra knot The cobra knot is widely used by military personnel. Whenever a pull-ring is attached to it, the knot is perfect to be used as a Girth Hitch. See also: YouTube: Tying It All Together The cobra knot is a very easy tie to learn. Your first step is to gather two different paracords to make the knot. Materials you need are: A sharp knife A buckle Cigarette lighter 2 different colors paracord Here are the simple instructions: Take both strings in your hand and hold them straight with your fingers alongside each other. Take hold of the left cord with your hand and see

How to Make Paracord Keychains

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DIY Paracord Keychain Ideas with Instructions Parachute Cord popularly known as paracord is crafter’s favorite paracord project these days. Explore with a variety of paracord ideas for paracord projects which are handmade and a cool style statement for preppers and campers! Learn how to make amazing Paracord Keyhains with step-by-step instructions in the tutorials given below! You can be creative and design wonderful keyfobs to hook on your belts or bags! Paracord Basic Project Requirements Paracord Keyrings Buckle Measuring Tape Scissors Lighter Lashing Needle Jig Paracord Heart Keychain Instructions This tutorial teaches you how to make a Celtic heart knot keychain. It is a quick easy to make design and very cute to carry your keys. An ideal gift for Valentine’s Day! Step 1: To Fashion the Heart, Fold the Cord Over Itself to Create a Small Loop. Step 2: Take the Right Working C

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