How to Tie A Paracord Bracelet: Oat Spike

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How To Tie Oat Spike Paracord Survival Bracelet

How To Tie A Paracord Bracelet: Oat Spike

A paracord survival bracelet is a versatile tool that can come in handy for a number of emergency situations. Whether you are a survivalist, frequent hunter, outdoors person or just value the need to be prepared at all times, knowing how to tie a paracord bracelet is a great skill. Knowing how to tie several is even better- try making our Cobra Paracord Survival Bracelet and our Tire Tread Paracord Survival Bracelet

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make the Oat Spike Survival Bracelet.

How to Tie A Paracord Bracelet – Oat Spike Paracord Survival Weave

Supplies you need:

  • Two 8 ft pieces of 550 paracord
  • Side release buckle
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
Oat Spike Paracord Survival Bracelet Instructions and Supplies

Supplies you need when you make an oat spike paracord bracelet

 

Step 1: Get Started

In order to get started, make sure the ends of your paracord are trimmed and singed.
Then, fold each piece in half to find the center points.
Fold both piece of paracord in half to find the centers.

Fold both piece of paracord in half to find the centers.

 

Step 2: Put on the first buckle

Starting with the grey paracord, slide on the first buckle:
Take the grey piece and thread the two ends up the first slot of the male end of the buckle and back down through the second slot.

Take the grey piece and thread the two ends up the first slot of the male end of the buckle and back down through the second slot.

Now bring them back down through the second slot.

Now bring them back down through the second slot.

Pull the ends through the loop to fasten the buckle onto the paracord.

Pull the ends through the loop to fasten the buckle onto the paracord.

Pull to tighten.

Pull to tighten.

 

 

Step 3: Start weaving

Lay your blue paracord behind the grey to start:
Lay your paracord so the center of the blue piece is behind the grey piece.

Lay your paracord so the center of the blue piece is behind the grey piece.

Cross the blue strands around in front of the grey.

Cross the blue strands around in front of the grey.

Starting with the right strand, pull the grey strands up and under the blue loop.

Starting with the right strand, pull the grey strands up and under the blue loop.

Do the same thing with the left side.

Do the same thing with the left side.

Pull to tighten.

Pull to tighten.

 

Step 4: Continue on down the bracelet

Now that you have your first knot, pull the grey strands back over the blue and repeat step 3:
Bring the grey strand back down and over the blue.

Bring the grey strand back down and over the blue.

Repeat the last step.

Repeat the last step.

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Pull to tighten.

Pull to tighten.

 

Step 4: Add the other end of the buckle

Once you’ve made your bracelet the correct length for your wrist, let’s add the other end of the buckle:
Once you have made your bracelet the length you want, cross the blue strands around the grey one more time.

Once you have made your bracelet the length you want, cross the blue strands around the grey one more time.

This time, before you loop your grey strands through the blue, pull them up through the other end of the buckle.

This time, before you loop your grey strands through the blue, pull them up through the other end of the buckle.

Then loop them through the blue, just like before and pull to tighten.

Then loop them through the blue, just like before and pull to tighten.

 

 

Step 5: Finishing Up

In order to ensure that your bracelet won’t unravel until you need it, one at a time, take the ends of each strand and weave it back into the bracelet.
In order to ensure that your bracelet won't unravel, take each end one at a time and weave it back into the bracelet just once.

In order to ensure that your bracelet won’t unravel, take each end one at a time and weave it back into the bracelet just once.

Pull the ends through to tighten.

Pull the ends through to tighten.

 

Step 6: Cut and singe the ends to seal! Enjoy!

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Stephanie is the executive editor of DIYready.com. She is curious, creative, and an expert mess maker who is not afraid to try anything a couple of times to get it right. Her specialties are inventing things, writing no nonsense clear instructions, artistic endeavors, paper crafts, digital media, kids crafts, creating recipes and figuring out new and better ways to do almost anything. Stephanie is a DIY guru who thinks maybe she should have been banned from DIY forums years ago, but enjoys being part information junkie, mad scientist, uncertified gourmet chef and mom of three budding DIY enthusiasts.

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  5. david higley

    January 29, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Great easy to follow steps. Thanks.

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