Paracord Round Crown Sinnet
If you're a fan of paracord, give this variation a whirl. And if you're new to this amazingly versatile cord, the photos below will make it easy to follow along.
Called the Round Crown Sinnet, it's actually a braid in the shape of a cylinder, perfect for luggage tags, zipper grabs or, as in this case, a key fob. Use the smaller 325 gauge paracord to create a bangle-style bracelet, too!
Design & instructions courtesy of Paracord Fusion Ties - Vol. 1, written and photographed by J.D. Lenzen, from 4th Level Indie / Itasca Books.
For more ideas and instructions, check out J.D.'s book:
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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At the middle of the first length of paracord, make a counterclockwise loop.
Lace the second length of paracord through the loop.
Flip the piece over, vertically, slide your forefinger into the loop, and extend the second cord laterally.
Arch the second cord ends over the first, in opposite directions, right cord above left.
Weave the lower cord end over the arch above it...
...and through the crook of the second arch.
Weave the upper cord end over the arch below it...
...and through the crook of the second arch. This is the first completed Crown Knot. Tighten firmly.
Arch the right and left cord ends over the cord ends below, in opposite directions, right cord above left.
Weave the lower cord end over the arch above it and through the crook of the second arch.
Weave the upper cord end over the arch below it and through the crook of the second arch. Tighten the knot firmly.
Repeat Steps 9 through 11 until a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) of cord ends remain.
Now, make a Wall Knot to finish off your project: Moving counterclockwise, hook the bottom cord end under and around the right cord end.
Hook the right cord end under and around the top cord end.
Hook the top cord end under and around the left cord end.
Then insert the left cord end under and through the bottom crook.
Tighten the completed Wall Knot firmly.
To lock the Wall Knot in place, push it down, collapsing it forward...
...while pulling down on the vertical cords beneath it.
Carefully snip and singe the cord ends to complete the Round Crown Sinnet Fob.
Close-up view of the finished Round Crown Sinnet weave: