The king cobra paracord bracelet is one of the more popular paracord bracelet designs.
The bracelet is also known as a “double cobra paracord bracelet” which implies how it is made.
In essence this bracelet is a two layer cobra knot bracelet. As such we make it by simply covering the ordinary cobra knot bracelet with another layer of cobra knots. The pattern we get is called the king cobra. So if you already know how to make a cobra bracelet, this is only doing a few more knots.
This bracelet is a lot better at storing paracord, since it uses more cord. Generally, it stores about twice the amount.
Another added benefit is that it not only looks great, it also has a bulkier look that many prefer.
So the knots used are the cobra knot and if you are not using buckles, the diamond/lanyard knot.
The general items you use to make any paracord bracelet are needed:
- paracord 550– a foot per inch is the basic rule here for the base layer. The overlay uses up a bit more.
- a bracelet buckle. 3/8 inch buckles are usually used, but a 5/8 inch ones may look even better.
- a bracelet jig (completely optional)
That is all you really need to make this beautiful bracelet.
How to make a king cobra paracord bracelet
As explained earlier, we will simply add another layer of paracord onto a classic cobra knot bracelet.
Now let’s see how this bracelet is made:
Start by attaching the cord for the first layer onto the buckle.
Pass the left cord under the core and over the right cord.
Pass the right cord over the core and into the loop on the left. Tighten up.
Now start a loop on the right side of the bracelet, using the left cord go under the core and over the cord on the left.
With the left cord go over the core and into the loop on the right. Tighten up.
We now have the two basic steps covered. Basically we alternate making loops on the left and right side until we reach the bottom of the bracelet.
For example, the next loop would again be on the left side.
Loop on the left.
Passing the right cord over the core and into the loop on the left.
As you can see, setting up this bracelet is really easy.
Continue all the way down, then trim the ends and melt them.
Setting up the overlay
The overlay or the “king cobra” is now made. Basically we just make another series of knots onto the base bracelet, treating the bracelet as the core for our knots.
Loop to the left, under the core and over the cord to the right.
Pass the right cord over the core and into the loop on the left.
Tighten up the knot between the cobra knots on the base bracelet.
Loop to the right, again going under the core and over the cord to the left.
Cord to the left passes over the top and into the loop on the right.
Now again make the loop onto the left and alternate the knots to the left and right until you reach the bottom.
Loop to the left.
Pass the right cord.
Tighten. Continue until you reach the bottom of the bracelet, then trim the ends and melt them.
For those that prefer video instructions, a video on how to make a king cobra bracelet is available here: