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Cascading Ladders Bar Paracord Bracelet

In this tutorial by Paracord 101, we discover how to make a Cascading Ladders Bar Paracord Bracelet.  The Cascading Ladders Bar Paracord Bracelet is a unique design that can double as a survival bracelet.

To make a cascading ladders bar paracord bracelet you will need a lighter, a plastic buckle, two 7’ lengths of different colored SurvivorCord or WarriorCord joined together at one end, and one 4’ section of black paracord with an extra 2” for comfort.  We will be using orange and green paracord for 7’ sections of paracord that are fused together.

To begin place the buckles the appropriate distance apart depending on your wrist size and secure them into place. Next, fold the two 7’ lengths of paracord in half at the point at which they are fused together. Insert the free ends together through the top of one of the buckle end that is on bottom, and through the loop that has been created at the fusion point. Pull the paracord all the way through until it is tight, but not too tight, on the buckle end. The knot that was just made is called a cow hitch. The orange cord should be on the right and the green cord on the left.   

Next take the free ends and place them through the other buckle end, entering from above and pulling snug. You want to make sure that there is no twisting in your paracord, and keeping the cords in the appropriate sides. Now bring the ends back through the buckle end with the cow hitch, entering from above and pulling snug. Finally bring the ends back up to the second buckle end and work the through entering from above and pulling taught. You are now ready to begin making the cascading ladders bar design.

Take one end of the 4’ section of black paracord and work it under the left orange working cord, over the top of the four center cords, and then under the green working cord on the left. You only want about 2” of the end of the black cord on the left side. Bring the orange working cord over the top of the center cords, creating a loop on the right side. Next take the green working cord over the orange working cord that is now on the left, behind the center cords to the right, and through the loop of the orange cord, entering from below.

Gently tighten the knot keeping the black cord in place. You may need to pull on the ends of the black cord to get it tight and flush with the knot. Pull the work tight enough that the black cord is secured in place. Next, bring the green working cord that is now on the right over the center cords to the left side. Bring the orange working cord that is now on the left over the green cord and to the right over the center cords, creating a loop on the left side.

Take the working end of the black cord, which should be on the right, over the orange working cord, under the center cords to the right, and through the loop of the orange cord on the left. Pull the work tight. Like with knitting, you want to try and keep each knot to about the same tightness.

Next bring the black cord working cord, which should now be on the left, over the center cords to the right. Bring the orange working cord on the right over the black cord and then to the left over the center cords, creating a loop on the right side. Take the green working cord on the left over the orange working cord, under the center cords to the right, and then through the loop of the orange cord on the right entering from below. Pull the work tight.

Repeat the process, starting with the green working cord on the right. You will always make the loop with the orange cord, and will be alternating with the black and green cord. Continue until you have reached the end of the bracelet. Snip the excess cord and melt the ends into the last knot. There you have it, your very own cascading ladders bar paracord bracelet.