Thursday, February 15, 2007


This is a tutorial on a variation of one of the lanyards I've learned to make. It will allow you to carry 10 feet of paracord with you, using a couple of decorative knots for the lanyard, and having a loop on one end and a swivel clip, snap hook, keyring, carabiner, whatever you choose to use on the other end.  You can vary the length and use more or less cord if desired.

You can get the basic idea of what's being done from my photos. You'll need to know how to tie a lanyard knot and a Solomon bar(also called a cobra stitch, square knotting, or a Portuguese sinnet, which are the same type commonly used for making a paracord bracelet) and the king cobra stitch(just overlapping the previous cobra stitch).

I've added a YouTube video, that I made, to this tutorial, showing how to make a lanyard knot with a loop.

14 comments:

Chris said...

...and I made you...
a Lanyard.

"Chris is Starving!"

mrdeus said...

Great tutorial. Thanks a lot!

The Freshman said...

Very useful! Thanks.. now I can carry my paracord anywhere! Haha..
-The Freshman

shapewear said...

been wanting to know for ages how to tie one of those. Thanks for the great tutorial. And I have a use for my parachord

sandhee said...

nice one, Its very usefull

Sharlot said...

could be a cool bracelet too..

sakisgalan said...

very nice website.
http://sakisgalan.blogspot.com

tl marshall said...

I love this knot. Great for polishing off projects. Thanks.

Barbara Gordon said...

Pretty neat..!! Thanks for sharing this. I have a couple of book now ordered and a bit on a more expensive one...wish me luck!!

Anonymous said...

Killer tunes

Lek Shé said...

please for the love of god tell me what the music is on this video. Thank you as well for the tutorial

Stormdrane said...

@Lek, I believe it was an Audioswap tune on YouTube called 'Tar Baby'...

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your work while running a web search on tying paracord. I must say, your work is among the best I have ever seen. I'd hate to see what the sides of your fingers look like, after all that work.... Ever tie any gun slings???

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, I've tied patterns that can be used as gun slings, guitar straps, and belts, but have not tied a sling specifically for a rifle or shotgun. I've owned both, but none currently set up with sling attachments.