How to make a lanyard knot

The paracord lanyard knot is one of the most important knots you need to know.

The lanyard knot is commonly used as a stopper knot in bracelets, but it have many decorative and functional uses. It does not only look great, but is also a big leap from using the overhand knot as a stopper knot. With the lanyard knot, because of the size, you can be sure your bracelets will stay on your wrist!


Difficulty: medium/hard
Use: lanyards, keychains, bracelets
Other names: diamond knot. friendship knot,  # 787 knot from the Ashley book of knots

Even if this knot is hard to make for you at the moment, save this page somewhere and come back to it in some time. It is one of the most commonly used paracord knots and you can trust me that learning this knot is not only extremely important, but also very rewarding. Once you make this great looking knot you will be able to truly begin your paracord crafts properly.

When making a paracord bracelet (where the knot is the most common), it is wise to calculate at least a foot of cord extra so you can finish the bracelet using this knot.

How to make a lanyard knot

The lanyard knot instructions below will be all you need to make the lanyard knot. I do suggest studying all the positions of the cord carefully. Repeat this knot until you can do it confidently.

diamond knot

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About Markwell

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

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  1. Great stuff, thanks for sharing mate

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