The Crown Sinnet Knot

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    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.

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    While I have made a bracelet with this type of knot, it does seem to serve better as a lanyard. The course texture of its many knots makes it tacky to grip and the square body of it fits nicely in your hand. Using several different colors also makes it noticeable, so if you lose your keys and have something like this on them, finding those keys could be made easier thanks to the use of stand-out colors.

    The downside of this type of bracelet is that you constantly have to hold it tight. Knots like a cobra stitch will stay in place, but the crown sinnet is not quite as cooperative. It is hard to pull tight in the first place because you have to pull paracord in four directions at once to tighten it, with each cord objecting to the cord next to it getting tightened by loosening as you pull. This can turn into a bit of a tug-of-war that can only be won by tightening all the cords in one big pull, then maneuvering each individual one to make it a little bit tighter. Once you have the cords as tight as you\'d like them, you cannot let go or they will loosen back up, so if you take this project on, be sure all of your fingers are onboard with the task.

    To start, find the centers of your cords and overlap them. Take the bottom cord and crisscross it over the top, taking each strand from one side and moving it across to the other side. This will create loops that appear opposite of one another. You then need to take the other cords and weave them through the loops. For your next move, take a piece of cord not yet used and pass it over the descending part of the first loop and through the opposite loop at the point where it is fully formed. Repeat this process from the other direction with the last piece of cord.

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    Now you have to pull all of this together. Pulling on one cord will make another cord move, so it is important to pull them simultaneously with even, consistent pressure. Once you get them tightened, start tying the next knot by repeating the same process. The thing to be aware of is that your cords must always crisscross back and forth in the same places. If you move them off center, a whole new knot is created that may not be what you want as it will take your square project and make it become round. This knot does take time and concentrated effort, but if you want something multi-colored and textured with a different shape, give it a shot and make being a square cool again.

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