This time we tie the fishtail paracord bracelet.
This is a really popular bracelet design. It can be made with multiple colors or just one, as featured in the images.
It is made using the fishtail weave, which is also popular in macrame and even hair braiding.
It is also a base for many other bracelets which you can make by stitching on top of this bracelet.
So let’s get right into making this bracelet!
You will need:
- paracord 550
- a 3/8 inch buckle
- paracord bracelet jig (optional)
- a lacing needle (optional, if you want to end the bracelet by tucking in the ends when you are done weaving)
We start off my attaching the cord to our buckle.
Attaching the bottom end.
Setup at the top.
Start by taking your right cord and feeding it through the middle cords.
We now start weaving, always using the top left cord to weave.
With the top left cord, go over the first cord, under the second.
Then go back, over the cord on the right and under the cord on the left.
Take the top left cord again and weave to the right.
And back to the left. Simple, huh?
And again to the right with your top left cord.
And back to the left.
Make sure to keep your weaving consistent by either doing it very tightly or by applying even tension on the cord you are weaving.
Once you are done, you can either tie off the ends or tuck them in as shown below (a lacing needle comes in very handy here).
Tucking in one of the ends with the help of a lacing needle. Go under at least 4 sections if possible.
Both cords tucked in. Now trim them and enjoy your bracelet!
If you prefer your tutorials in video form, see this one: