How to make a square knot paracord lanyard

A square knot is originally used to secure a rope around an object. A little break from the usual cobra weave bracelet.

This video is from Offtrail Dreamer on youtube. The video is very clear and the instructions in general is easy to follow. The video orignally used 2-3 feet for each string of paracord, but you can always make a longer one depending on your needs. The 2-3 feet paracord length can be a nice keychain ofcourse.

This paracord project is also tricky and I admit I did’nt actually got it right the first time but as I said before, a little bit of determination can help you get it right. We will also be burning the ends of the parcord afterwards, or maybe we can also turn the ends into knots instead of burning.

For this Paracord Projects we will be needing:
atleast 2-3 feet for each paracord (can be of different color)
scissors or blade for cutting
lighter for burning (or not if you plan to tie the ends into a knot)

If you don’t have a paracord yet, you can visit theĀ Paracord Supplies section and you can purchase your paracords from there.

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3 thoughts on “How to make a square knot paracord lanyard

  1. Peter Dehman says:

    WOW!!! What a great video!!!! I have tried to make square knots using instructions from other sites but just could not do it. Your wrap around the finger technique solved all of my problems!!!!

    I am recovering from knee surgery and have made two P E R F E C T square knots thanks to you!

    I am waiting for my delivery of multi coloured paracord from It will be here today. I’ll purchase from you in the future-just did not find you till yesterday. I have been using lawn mower recoil rope so far. It seems to be paracord but I can only get blue and white. It worked well for prototypes.


    Peter Dehman
    Wrentham, MA

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