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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Materials

  • 550 Paracord, 5' (2 Lengths) – Colours of Choice
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Instructions

Step 1 
At the middle of the first length of paracord, make a counterclockwise loop.


 

Step 2 
Lace the second length of paracord through the loop.


Step 3 
Flip the piece over, vertically, slide your forefinger into the loop, and extend the second cord laterally.


Step 4 
Arch the second cord ends over the first, in opposite directions, right cord above left.


Step 5 
Weave the lower cord end over the arch above it...


Step 6 
...and through the crook of the second arch.


Step 7 
Weave the upper cord end over the arch below it...


Step 8 
...and through the crook of the second arch. This is the first completed Crown Knot. Tighten firmly.


Step 9 
Arch the right and left cord ends over the cord ends below, in opposite directions, right cord above left.


Step 10 
Weave the lower cord end over the arch above it and through the crook of the second arch.


Step 11
Weave the upper cord end over the arch below it and through the crook of the second arch. Tighten the knot firmly.


Step 12 
Repeat Steps 9 through 11 until a minimum 5" (12.7 cm) of cord ends remain.


Step 13 
Now, make a Wall Knot to finish off your project: Moving counterclockwise, hook the bottom cord end under and around the right cord end.


Step 14
Hook the right cord end under and around the top cord end.


Step 15 
Hook the top cord end under and around the left cord end.


Step 16 
Then insert the left cord end under and through the bottom crook.


Step 17 
Tighten the completed Wall Knot firmly.


Step 18 
To lock the Wall Knot in place, push it down, collapsing it forward...


Step 19 
...while pulling down on the vertical cords beneath it.


Step 20 
Carefully snip and singe the cord ends to complete the Round Crown Sinnet Fob.


Close-up view of the finished Round Crown Sinnet weave:



 

Tips

To keep paracord ends from melting, place them for just 2-3 seconds in the flame from a lighter or other heat source. But, remember, adult supervision is always required when using any heat source or open flame!