In this tutorial I show you how to tie a paracord key fob with the Endless falls design.
The Endless falls weave spawned a bunch of variations and this key fob is made with one of them. I like it since it includes 3 colors and has a nice, V-shaped look.
The key fob works well for house keys, car keys and other items.
So, let’s take a look at the supplies needed and then move on to the tying process.
You will need these few items to make the key fob:
Tying the key fob is simple. We will first set up the strands, then do our weaving in two steps and then finish up.
Take one of the strands and make a loop in the middle of the strand.
Take a second strand, fold it in half and feed it through the loop.
Pull the two ends of your second cord through the bight.
You now have a lark’s head knot.
Insert the final, third cord though the lark’s head knot. Make sure that the ends are of equal lengths and tighten up.
Our setup is now complete.
When tying the key fob we basically alternate between two colors. Each color is represented in one of the two steps.
Place your two middle cords under the bottom cords.
Take the two top cords and wrap them around the first two cords we used, wrapping towards the outside.
Take the two bottom cords and also wrap them around the first two cords, wrapping towards the outside.
Tighten up by pulling gradually on all of the ends. Step 1 complete.
In step 2 we tie the same way as in step 1, but the colors are a bit different.
Pass the two middle cords under the two bottom ones.
Take the top two cords and wrap them around the first two cords, towards the outside.
Wrap the bottom two cords around your first two cords as well, wrapping towards the outside.
Tighten up by gradually pulling on all of the cords. This is the end of step 2 and we now move to step 1 again.
Keep weaving until you get 4 “V” shapes of one color and 3 “V” shapes of the other color. We will now finish the key fob using the lanyard knot.
Make a loop with the left end of your two “first cords”.
Pass the right end under the loop.
Over the top left cord, under the left end.
Weave through the 3 cords in the loop: over-under-over. We have now tied a Carrick bend (note the diamond shape at the center).
Take the top right end past the top left cord coming out of the weave.
Then through the middle of the diamond shape at the center of the Carrick bend.
Take the other, bottom left end past the top right cord coming out of the weave.
And through the center of the Carrick bend, through the diamond shape. The lanyard knot is now tied.
Before tightening up the lanyard knot, feed the remaining 4 ends through the lanyard knot. Note how I crossed the cords of my second color to keep a nice pattern.
Tighten up the lanyard knot, trim the ends and add the key ring. Mission accomplished!
You can see the entire tying process in the video below as well: