In this tutorial we will tie a thin line paracord bracelet.
These bracelets are most popular for representing various professions.
Firefighters have a red line on their bracelet, the police officers have a blue thin line bracelet dedicated to them. Many other professions such as medical staff and soldiers can also be represented with these bracelets. There are few professions that you can not tied to a color for this bracelet design.
In essence, the bracelet is made very similarly to the cobra knot/solomon bar bracelet.
Instead of alternating the cobra knots to the sides, we make one cobra knot through the core and one regular cobra knot, then repeat. This way the core is thinner and the bracelet is as well. It is a beautiful bracelet and I much prefer it over the wider, normal solomon bar.
Items needed to make the bracelet
The standard bracelets supplies are needed:
You may want to use a bracelet jig, especially if you are making bracelets often. It speeds up the process and makes knot work more enjoyable.
As mentioned, we will be using the cobra knot. But first we need to set up the core. This is done by cutting a small piece of cord which will act as the “thin line” in our bracelet. In my case, this will be a red piece of paracord.
Attach the cord to the top piece of the buckle.
Then attach the cord to the bottom piece.
Melt the ends together. If you want to strengthen this bond, you could add a couple of stitches, but it is not necesarry in most cases.
Take your longer working cord and place it like this. Basically we made a loop on the left.
Place your top cord over the bottom one.
With the same cord (top one) go under the core and through the loop on the left.
Step 1: Now take the right cord and go through the middle two cords, over the first, under the second.
With your left cord go over the right cord.
Then under the core and through the loop on the left.
Step 2: Make a loop on the left by going over the core and under the cord on the right.
With the right cord go under the core and through the loop on the left.
Tighten up. Continue by again going through the middle two cords (step 1).
Once you reach the bottom of the bracelet, cut and melt the ends.
For a video tutorial on this bracelet, see this: