Paracord Round Crown Sinnet
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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, distributed by 4th Level Indie / Itasca Books.

For more ideas and instructions, click the image below to buy Paracord Fusion Ties - Vol. 1 online.

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

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

Project 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 fraying, 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!