My daughter has become obsessed with Paracord Bracelets. She purchased a Paracord Bracelet Kit from Wal-Mart for under $7 with her own money. The Paracord Bracelet Kit comes with directions, but I had to create an easier way for my daughter to remember: C, over, under and through. When she forgets I just remind her of my directions and she remembers. ?We decided to use the Cobra Stitch Knot which appears to be the basic knot. ?What I love best about this bracelet is that it is perfect for boys and girls. ?My daughter always makes presents for our extended family, and this bracelet is perfect for adults and children.
~Paracord Bracelet Kit (makes 6 bracelets)
Step 1: First of all you need to establish a length for your bracelet. The directions recommend 30 inches, but for a child that is way too much. Instead I recommend doubling the Paracord and wrapping it around the wrist you of the person you are?making the bracelet. ?This should be approximately 18 inches. ?Add an extra inch to an inch in a half for securing the Paracord to the buckles.
Step 2: Next you will need to secure your Paracord to your buckle. Slightly singe the ends of your Paracord to keep it from unraveling. Then take your ends and send them through the front of your Buckle. Leave just enough of the loop so you can thread your Paracord through it to secure in to your buckle.
Step 3: Once your Paracord is secure you can begin weaving. Divide the remainder of your Paracord equally and create a C.
Step 4: Then when you have your C just remember it’s over, under and through. ?Make sure you pull it tight each time you do this. ?Over the the C, under two bracelet cords and through the C.
Step 5: ?Just repeat this process until you have reached your desired length. ?Make sure to leave about and inch in a half to secure it to the end buckle. ?Just remember to start the C?on the side with the knot. ?In the above picture it is to the left.
Step 6: Finally you have completed your bracelet and need to add your buckle. Thread the Paracord through the buckle (same as before) and weave the extra cord through the woven pieces. ?Finally cut off the remaining paracord, and’singe the ends again so that it melts them in place.