This time we are making a trilobite paracord bracelet.
The trilobite bracelet is one of those classics that you really need to know. Also known as the ladder rack paracord bracelet, it is a fun and nice looking bracelet. The biggest benefits to this bracelet are the fact that it is fairly wide and that it works great in combination with other bracelet making techniques. Two such examples can be found on this site, one in the tutorial on the laced paracord bracelet, the second on the zigzag paracord bracelet.
As you can see from those two examples, the trilobite is a great starting point for advanced bracelets. Mostly you use a single color bracelet for those purposes, but the bracelet looks great as a standalone bracelet if made in two colors.
- Difficulty: medium
- Cord storage: medium
- Child friendly: no
- Other names for the bracelet: ladder rack bracelet
- paracord, one or two colors
- heat source to melt the cord (a lighter works just fine)
- something to cut the cord with
- a paracord bracelet jig is always nice to have
Trilobite paracord bracelet instructions
The trilobite bracelet is made with the process of weaving. Unlike the fishtail weave, the bracelet is made by weaving through the core and two side cords. You can find the setup process and the weaving in the tutorial below.