Fishtail paracord bracelet

The fishtail paracord bracelet is another classic paracord bracelet.

The bracelet is has a similar pattern found in friendship bracelets. This design is a great as a basis for advanced paracord bracelets. It is easy to make and you can choose to decorate it using stitching or lacing.


  • Difficulty: low
  • Cord storage: medium
  • Child friendly: yes

Supplies needed

  • paracord. You can choose to make a one, two or four color version
  • heat source to melt the cord (a lighter or butane torch)
  • something to cut the cord with
  • paracord bracelet jig is quite useful for making this bracelet.

How to make a fishtail paracord bracelet

The fishtail bracelet is made using a simple weave. In the following tutorial I will show you how to make the bracelet. We will start by making a larks head knot with one cord onto another. We will then take the two cords on the left and section them away from the two right ones. The right two cords will serve as a cord. This core should be as long as your wrist plus about a foot  of cord for making the lanyard knot to finish the bracelet with.

Because this is a weaving technique you can help yourself with the simple observation: You will be weaving by going over one cord, under the next, then under and over again. Then switch colors!


Video instructions:

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.


  1. Really great in art i am impressed with weaving techniques. Awsome

  2. Very impressive weaves. Have enjoyed making them.

  3. Good fun an daughters love making them!!!

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