paracord dragonfly

How to make a paracord dragonfly

This tutorial will show you how to make a paracord dragonfly.

The dragonfly is a nice, quick project you can do when you have a couple of minutes. The basic variation is quite common, but you can easily come up with new designs that will spice it up.

The dragonfly can serve as a nice keychain and decoration, maybe even a pendant on a necklace.

Items required for the dragonfly

As a simple project, the dragonfly requires the following supplies:

Paracord dragonfly instructions

To make the basic dragonfly, you will need a single piece of paracord.This piece is then folded in half and covered with cobra knots, almost exactly like the cobra paracord bracelet. That means we alternate cobra knots to the sides. The parts here the wings are, we leave the knot loose, so that the loops form which make up the wings.

Let’s take a look at how this is made:

how to make a paracord dragonfly

A slight variation

paracord dragonfly

I have made a modification to the classic design and added a sawtooth tail to the dragonfly (you can learn the technique in my sawtooth paracord bracelet tutorial). Both designs look good in my opinion.

To make the sawtooth tail I simply cut one of the cords after the second wing was secured and joined a different color to it. I neatly tucked the bond under the last cobra knot and continued with the sawtooth pattern. When finished I pushed up the tail and removed the slack and therefore tightening it. Lastly I used a lacing needle to tuck the ends back into the tail.

This is how the process looked like:

paracord dragonfly instructions

And the video tutorial:

About Markwell

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

One comment

  1. This really helped to watch it being made.

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