Paracord Knots

This category covers paracord knows, both how to tie them and completed.

  • Don't Be a Square--Tie Square Knots!

    If you are a fan of paracord bracelets but want something a little different and, dare I say funky, then here is some information on a bracelet you should try. It is wider than your average cobra stitch bracelet (Solomon Bar AKA Portuguese Sinnet) plus it has a little give to it due to the looser nature of the knots. It is also a little bit asymmetrical which gives it a funky, unique look. To make the Square Knot bracelet, you may want to consider using a larger buckle. I usually make...
  • The Crown Sinnet Knot

    Another interesting knot you can use in your paracord creations is the Crown Sinnet. It results in a big, boxy finished product and thus might not make the most comfortable bracelet you have ever worn, but it is neat to look at nonetheless. This knot can be tied in one color, or if you\'re feelin\' froggy, can incorporate four colors. It all depends on how you want the outcome of you efforts to look. While I have made a bracelet with this type of knot, it does seem to serve better as a...
  • Tying a Monkey Fist

    The Monkey Fist is one of the most popular knots made with paracord. It works great as a weight at the end of a line in addition to serving decorative purposes on fobs and such. Monkey Fists can be made in sizes ranging from small to large depending on the purpose you have in mind for yours. Monkey Fists are also difficult to tie until you get the hang of it. The basic knot structure is not difficult so much as holding and pulling all of the right cords at the right time. Some people use...
  • Diamond Braid Stitch

    If you are looking for an easy paracord knot that can amount to a quickly finished project, then you are in luck! One that comes to mind as a match for such a description is the Diamond Braid Stitch. It is not so much knot tying as passing strands over one another, but it can look really nice when you are done. Well, for most people it does. My efforts never seem to be quite as impressive as other paracordists when it comes to this knot, but like I\'ve said before, I have weak hands and...
  • Paracord Grenade

    By now it is no secret that paracord is one of the most important things you can incorporate into your gear. You can wear bracelets, belts, lanyards and such, but what if you are simply not into that sort of thing? There is always the option of a key chain, but key chains are small and might not hold a significant amount of cord...or can they? They typical paracord key chain is probably more for looks than anything, but we are not here to discuss what is typical. What we are here to discuss...
  1. Tying a Monkey Fist

    The Monkey Fist is one of the most popular knots made with paracord. It works great as a weight at the end of a line in addition to serving decorative purposes on fobs and such. Monkey Fists can be made in sizes ranging from small to large depending on the purpose you have in mind for yours. Monkey Fists are also difficult to tie until you get the hang of it. The basic knot structure is not difficult so much as holding and pulling all of the right cords at the right time. Some people use...
  2. Don't Be a Square--Tie Square Knots!

    If you are a fan of paracord bracelets but want something a little different and, dare I say funky, then here is some information on a bracelet you should try. It is wider than your average cobra stitch bracelet (Solomon Bar AKA Portuguese Sinnet) plus it has a little give to it due to the looser nature of the knots. It is also a little bit asymmetrical which gives it a funky, unique look. To make the Square Knot bracelet, you may want to consider using a larger buckle. I usually make...
  3. Diamond Braid Stitch

    If you are looking for an easy paracord knot that can amount to a quickly finished project, then you are in luck! One that comes to mind as a match for such a description is the Diamond Braid Stitch. It is not so much knot tying as passing strands over one another, but it can look really nice when you are done. Well, for most people it does. My efforts never seem to be quite as impressive as other paracordists when it comes to this knot, but like I\'ve said before, I have weak hands and...
  4. Round Crown Sinnet

    If you like the idea of a Crown Sinnet knot but wish it were round and rotating instead of straight and square, I have good news for you! The Round Crown Sinnet is made very similarly to the Crown Sinnet, but it has a different shape and overall texture. It still looks great, but in a different way. A Round Crown Sinnet is a very comfortable bracelet. It is bulky, but due to being round is not abrasive against your skin. This is handy for those with sensitive skin or who do not like the feel...
  5. The Crown Sinnet Knot

    Another interesting knot you can use in your paracord creations is the Crown Sinnet. It results in a big, boxy finished product and thus might not make the most comfortable bracelet you have ever worn, but it is neat to look at nonetheless. This knot can be tied in one color, or if you\'re feelin\' froggy, can incorporate four colors. It all depends on how you want the outcome of you efforts to look. While I have made a bracelet with this type of knot, it does seem to serve better as a...
  6. Get Licked by a Dragon's Tongue

    Since paracord bracelets can be rigid and sometimes inflexible, sizing is really important. As someone who used to make and sell bracelets, I learned quite quickly that measuring a perfect size is not easy for a lot of people. No matter how many times the reminder was echoed that bracelets will not stretch or give, it frequently fell on deaf ears. The day someone bought a six inch bracelet and complained it did not fit their nine inch wrist was the clincher for me. We all know you cannot...
  7. Tying the Alternating Half Hitch

    I am always looking for new and interesting paracord projects to undertake. Since making things with my hands basically makes me happy, it is safe to say I have made a serious amount of paracord items in my day. Sometimes doing the same thing over and over can get monotonous though, so spicing it up is essential to keep from getting bored. At the same time, however, old habits die hard. I haven\'t tried to make a new style in a little while, having been spending most of my time making...
  8. Paracord Bracelet Closures

    By now it is no secret that paracord bracelets are not only awesome but also advantageous to have. These days you can buy them just about anywhere, up to and including your local drugstore or even gas stations. This is a little dismaying to those of us who prefer the do-it-yourself course of action as opposed to the mass produced option, but as with anything capable of money-making potential, bracelets are popping up everywhere with a cash register. It is up to you whether you wish to...
  9. Paracord Grenade

    By now it is no secret that paracord is one of the most important things you can incorporate into your gear. You can wear bracelets, belts, lanyards and such, but what if you are simply not into that sort of thing? There is always the option of a key chain, but key chains are small and might not hold a significant amount of cord...or can they? They typical paracord key chain is probably more for looks than anything, but we are not here to discuss what is typical. What we are here to discuss...
  10. Enter The Dragonfly!

    Paracord is largely billed as survival material, and in all seriousness, that is exactly what it is. However, there is more to paracord than serving a serious purpose...paracord can be fun, too! As someone who has made and sold a paracord project or two over the years, I am well aware that kids love paracord as much as adults do. Many kinds want to be just like mom and dad, so it comes as no surprise that people ask all the time about paracord gear for their kids. Lots of times kids are...
  11. Questions about the Monkey Fist

    If you've been involved with paracord for longer than five minutes you have heard of the Monkey Fist. This notorious knot is not to be trifled with, and it takes a keen eye and a steady hand to get just get right. To see how others have done it please follow this link. Many members have found solutions to this difficult knot. [URL]http://www.paracordforum.com/forum/f17/monkey-fist-query-329/[/URL]
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