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ladder stitch paracord bracelet

Ladder stitched paracord bracelet

In this tutorial we will make a ladder stitched paracord bracelet.

This interesting design was introduced by David Hopper.

Top view of the bracelet pattern.

Top view of the bracelet pattern.

I improvised the technique to create the stitch. The result was a bracelet I am quite proud of!

The bracelet is stitched on a regular cobra paracord bracelet.

Climb the ladder!

Climb the ladder!

So, let’s see what you will need for this project!

Supplies

You will need:

With these supplies ready, we can begin stitching.

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The ladder stitch

As mentioned, begin by tying a cobra paracord bracelet.

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After setting up your cobra bracelet we begin by setting up the stitch on the underside:

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Start on the underside and place your microcord under a few sections. This will secure it.

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Work your way to the top side and towards the right side.

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On the right side wrap around the bracelet.

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Then back to the left and back to the underside.

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We now begin the actual stitching.

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Step 1: Go through the side of the bracelet.

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Over the top and into the other side.

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The diagonal part of the ladder is done this way.

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Step 2: Work your microcord below on the same side of the bracelet.

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Over one of the cords and back down to the underside.

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We now move on to the left side.

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Go through the side.

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Over the cord and back down to the underside.

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With this we completed step 2. We now begin with step 1 again by adding another diagonal cord (step in the ladder).

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Step 1 completed again.

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Step 2 completed again. Continue alternating step 1 and step 2 until you reach the other side of the bracelet.

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Once the bracelet is stitched, work your end back to the underside of the bracelet and secure it under a few sections, just like we did at the start. Cut and melt the end of the microcord to finish.

With that, the bracelet is complete!

A video tutorial on this style of stitching is also available:

Enjoy this beautiful stitch.

 

 

About Markwell

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

3 comments

  1. Hey, Mark:

    Just a note to say how much I like your deco stitching on paracord bracelet tutorials. I just finished doing the ladder stitch (black micro on yellow 550) and it turned out pretty well. There were a couple of starts and stops, due to the learning curve; however, I think I have those ironed out.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Great to hear that!
      I have been wondering if the stitching tutorials were helping.
      Would love to see your work sometime :)!

      Mark

      • Hi, Mark:

        I’ve given that bracelet – as well as one with your stitched hearts – to a friend. However, I DO plan on making more, and will send pictures.

        Please keep the tutorials coming – especially the stitching ones.

        Note: I’m learning as I go, and have decided that I prefer using gutted 95 cord for stitching rather than the micro – which seems to “get lost” on the 550. And my “needle of choice” (so far) is a metal one used for stitching on plastic canvas.

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