Square Knot Bracelet

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Designer: Brenda Lesch

 

What’s “knot” to love about this sporty bracelet? Use paracord (available at outdoors stores) to whip it up in a jiffy.

 

Materials:

  • 8 feet of orange 550 paracord
  • 2 feet of gray 550 paracord
  • Lighter
  • Two 10 mm jump rings
  • Lobster clasp

1. Heat cut ends of each length of paracord with lighter to melt ends and to prevent fraying.

2. Fold orange paracord in half. Thread folded end through one jump ring and thread cord ends through loop. Pull ends to secure cord to jump ring.
3. Thread cord ends through second jump ring. Adjust length of cords between rings to 8″ or to desired length for bracelet. Attach a lobster clasp to one of the jump rings.

 

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4. Lay the bracelet on flat surface. Lay one loose cord on each side of the two center cords. Bring outside left cord under the two center cords and over outside right cord.

 

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5. Carry outside right cord over center cords and through hole between outside left cord and center cords; pull ends to tighten.

 

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6. Carry outside left cord over center and through hole between outside right cord and center cords; pull ends to tighten. Repeat steps 5 and 6.

 

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7. Stop making knots when approximately 2″ from end of bracelet.

 

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8. Turn the bracelet around. Tie contrasting cord onto center cords with a single knot. Repeat steps 5 and 6 over center cords.

 

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9. Stop knotting when knots meet. Arrange tail ends as shown.

 

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10. Wrap lower left cord around left knot and tie with lower right cord in a single knot.

 

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11. Push orange knot over gray knot. Tie right knot and then left knot. Trim cord ends and heat ends with lighter to prevent fraying.

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