17 Amazing DIY Paracord Bracelet Patterns With Directions


As a survivalist, a single of the items you need to have to know are paracord bracelet patterns.  Being aware of how to make your personal signifies that you will be capable to carry cordage with you wherever you go.

Aside from the hardcore life-or-death utilizes for paracord, it also has daily utilizes like replacing a broken shoelace.

Selecting Paracord Bracelet Patterns

I’ve listed some of my favored paracord bracelet patterns beneath (with guidelines), as properly as videos on how to make them (didn’t bother generating my personal videos when there are currently so several great ones out there!).

Just due to the fact I like these paracord patterns, it does not imply that you will.  When deciding on a bracelet pattern, retain these items in thoughts:

  • Wrist Size: If you have tiny wrists, stick to the thinner, lighter paracord patterns.
  • Quantity of Cordage: Some paracord weaves hold a lot a lot more cordage. If you obtain your self working with cordage generally, then pick out a single which utilizes a lot more cordage.
  • Style: Who says that survivalists can not also be fashionable? &#x1f609
  • Buckle Size: If you have wide buckles, you will need to have a wider weave. Compact buckles = narrower weaves.  When working with a loop as a closure, I personally choose narrower weaves.

*There are quite a few buckles obtainable to get on Amazon. Right here are a couple properly reviewed ones:

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch

As a basic rule, use 12 inches of cord per inch of bracelet.  Even so, the quantity of paracord per inch will differ a lot based on variables like:

  • The pattern becoming utilised
  • The size of the cordage (if you want a thinner bracelet, look at working with smaller sized cordage – even if it is not as sturdy)
  • How tightly you make your knots
  • How substantially paracord you will need to have to make your final knots (novices will choose getting added length to make these knots!)

Whilst I do not like wasting paracord (there’s not substantially you can do with these leftover strands of paracord), I choose to err on the side of caution.  It is much better to start out off with a lot more paracord than you genuinely need to have than finish up with no adequate.

Measuring Your Wrist

Ahead of generating your bracelet, wrap a piece of paracord about your wrist. Mark the size and then measure it.

Bear in mind it will be thick.  This thickness requires up some of the circumference of the bracelet, so you will need to have to make the bracelet length a tiny bit longer than your actual wrist size.

If you make it as well significant, you can attempt soaking in water.  When it dries, it should really shrink a bit.

***Do not neglect to calculate the buckle into your measurements!!!  So, if your wrist size is 8” and you are working with a 1” buckle, your paracord bracelet length should really only be 7”.



This is the most well-liked pattern and almost certainly what you will see sold in retailers.

  • Can be created with two distinct strands or a single
  • Can be created with a buckle or lanyard knot
  • Not as well thick but holds a great quantity of paracord per bracelet
  • Quick to make

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch (L= Length of Bracelet in Inches)

  • Colour 1: 5” x L + L
  • Colour two: 5” x L + L
  • If working with a single strand, then: 9” x L + 2L
  • Do not neglect to subtract the buckle from the length!

Rapid Deploy Cobra

The entire point of wearing a paracord bracelet is to have it there in an emergency.  But what great will the it be in a correct emergency if you have to invest five+ minutes unraveling the bracelet???  A rapid-deploy pattern solves this issue.

  • Relatively loose weave
  • Lots of give/stretch
  • Can also use a slipknot to tie it off alternatively of burning the cord

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • Utilizes about the similar quantity of paracord per inch as the classic Cobra knot

King Cobra

The King Cobra is one more of the most well-liked patterns.  It is also quick to make due to the fact it is fundamentally just the cobra braided more than itself. Even so,  it differs in that it is the widest and holds a lot of cordage.

  • About 1 three/8” wide (compared to ¾” for normal cobra weave)
  • About five/8” thick (compared to three/8” for normal cobra weave)
  • You will need to have a wider buckle for this bracelet pattern

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • For Original Cobra: 9” x L + L
  • For King Cobra (added on prime of current cobra bracelet): 12” x L + L
  • The quantity varies drastically based on how tightly you weave the King Cobra!

Rapid Deploy Millipede

Right here is one more a single for rapid-deployment.  This a single is much better if you want a lot more cordage in your bracelet and a sturdier weave.

  • Thicker bracelet
  • Holds a lot more paracord
  • Not as substantially give/stretch as other patterns
  • Relatively quick
  • Appears amazing with two colors

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

Rapid Deploy Trilobite

You may possibly have noticed the standard version of the trilobite paracord bracelet pattern (also referred to as the ladder pattern).  This a single is a bit tougher to make (and tougher than the rapid deploy fishtail pattern), but it has some positive aspects like holding a lot more cordage.

  • If you use a buckle, it will NOT be rapid deploy! Will have to be on a shackle or with a loop
  • Really wide bracelet
  • Require a dowel to make this pattern
  • Utilizes a lot more paracord
  • Very good for wider wrists or paracord dog collars

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • About 19” x L + 1/2” (for starting loop) + 8” (added cordage)
  • Some individuals use as small as 1 foot per inch it depends on how tightly you weave it!

Caterpillar’s Feet

This paracord bracelet pattern is not located as generally, so is terrific if you want one thing special.  It also has the advantage of becoming much less bulky than the Cobra.  Note that the video tells you to use two 6” strands of 450 paracord.  Even so, in my personal practical experience (and other’s), I’ve located distinct per-inch measurements and have listed them beneath.

  • Tricky weave
  • Truly cool hunting weave
  • Very good for bracelets, dog leads, and keychains

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • Major Colour: 5” x L + L
  • Secondary Colour: 8” x L + loop (about three inches if working with a buckle)

Oak Spike Sinnet

Here’s one more special paracord bracelet pattern. It appears a lot a lot more complicated that it genuinely is. The weave utilizes the Endless Falls tying strategy.  Tie it tighter if you want a lot more cordage and one thing stronger.  Tie it looser if you choose one thing lighter on your wrist.

  • Lightweight bracelet pattern
  • Use contrasting colors
  • Does not hold a lot of cordage

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • Major Colour: 25” x L + loop (three inches)
  • Secondary Colour: 3” x L

Truck Tire

Here’s a pattern that will make you appear like a total [email protected]**.  It gets its name due to the fact it appears like a truck tire

  • Includes lots of cordage
  • Possibly as well bulky for tiny wrists
  • Fantastic for dog collars and straps
  • Not as substantially give/stretch as other patterns
  • Medium difficulty

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • Major Colour: 8” x L + L
  • Secondary Colour: 4” x L + L

Katana Wrap

This is a newer style which was inspired by a character on the Walking Dead.  It appears genuinely cool but is truly quite quick to make.  You just make a fishtail paracord bracelet and then wrap a contrasting colour about it to make the katana-style sword wrap.

  • Includes tons of cordage
  • Is genuinely thick, so you may possibly not obtain it comfy to put on
  • Fantastic for straps/handles
  • Not as substantially give/stretch as other paracord bracelet patterns
  • Medium difficulty

Quantity of Paracord Per Inch:

  • Major Colour: 2” x L
  • Secondary Colour: 14” x L

Cats Claw

Appears like curled cat’s claws due to the two colour pattern. Utilizes some pretty complicated weaving so holds a great bit of cordage for its size.

Cross Knot

Really basic style that utilizes a series of cross knots. Does not use a entire lot of cord and has that fashionable, minimalistic appear.


Quite complicated style that utilizes two distinct colors of cord that have been fused. The completed item is a round shape rather than flat which offers it a distinctive appear.

Serpent river bar

Completely special appear to this bracelet as it has a wavy edge and is is reversible providing two appears for the value of a single. Its a hard weave although so watch the tutorial meticulously.

two Strand Loop

This is a variation on the fishtail, it offers the illusion of becoming two separate bracelets while working with incredibly small cord. A good basic hunting style for staying beneath the radar.


Comparable to the crooked river bar, this intricate style resembles the DNA helix. Demands two distinct colors of paracord and sturdy weaving expertise!

Bane’s Cuff

This is a six strand beast of a bracelet. Holds tons of cord and comes in added wide for that rugged appear.

Shark jaw bone

Also recognized as the piranha, this paracord bracelet is incredibly well-liked due to the fact it is quick to tie. Quite substantially a will have to have for any enthusiast.

If you are new to paracord, study this guide on sorts of paracord.  You’ll also like these other paracord projects.

What’s your favored paracord bracelet pattern and why?


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