Piranha Paracord Bracelet(Tricolor)

Posted by Stacy on 2/4/2013

Taking the Piranha to the next level.  Actually, I think this one deserves it's own name even though the basic knot is the same.  From the Redmul02 channel, be sure to subscribe, he has a lot of creative ideas!


RedMule02: This is RedMule02 here. I’m going to show you guys today how to make a tri-colored, three-colored, piranha knot. It’s not very hard. Basically, just set it up like a regular bracelet that you’re going to make. Go ahead and tie your first piranha knot on the back of it here to hold down the middle color that you decide to use, because that’s all that’s really used for, is to hold that down and cinch everything into place. We’ll go ahead and get started; let me just straighten everything out.

Basically, if you’re new to the channel or you’re new to doing this, you might want to learn how to do the piranha knot first. I can show you as I’m doing this, but it’s better if you learn how to make the actual one color, two color piranha knot first before you try to do this, because it might be a little intimidating at first. For those that know how to do it, go ahead and set up your first knot, and then we’ll get started here.

Since I’m going with the black teeth, and orange for the gum, and then yellow in the middle, here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to start off by taking the black one, coming over the top of the yellow in the middle. Then you’ll go out to the left side. Take the orange, go over the top of the black and the yellow, and go through the middle, then pull it out the other side. I’m trying to do this all by talking, and behind the camera here, so bear with me. Just pull it out. Basically, you just tie it all up, just like that. That’s what you’ll have so far. Just make sure that everything’s nice and tight and clean.

Now, the next thing that you’re going to do, is you’re going to…since we went over the top of it, you’re going to go behind it. So, if you can lift it up and hold it up, that’s fine. If not, that’s okay too. So basically, you’ll do the piranha knot behind it to help push the color up. So you’ll go behind it like so, and out the other side. Then you take the orange, come up underneath the black one, through the middle, but behind the yellow one, or whichever color you have in the middle. Since it’s yellow for me, that’s what I’m going to say. That’s all you do. So we went behind on this one. Make sure you pull this down, because it’ll help bring the color out. Make sure this is up like so.

Now what you’re going to do, is you’re going to push down, like this right here, and you’re going to go…since we went behind it, we’re going to go over the top of it this time. So you’re going to take the right one, which is the black, come over the top of it and out the other side, then take the orange, come up behind the black one, and over the yellow and through the middle. Like I said, it’s a little tight in there, but we do what we’ve got to do. Then we pull down on the yellow a little bit, and then we cinch it all together. Just like that. You can see how it’s coming out.

Now, you’re going to go…since we went on the front of this, we’re going to go behind it on the next round. So, down through the middle, behind the yellow, out the other side. Then we’re going to take the orange one and go behind the black, and through the middle behind the yellow. At first, it looks like it’s not going to work, but it will, I promise you. Like I said, it’s a little tedious trying to get over here, and under that, and all that mess. But once you’re done with it, if you put the right colors together, it’ll come out really nice. So make sure everything’s up, everything is tight, your knots are set up for the next tooth.

Now, what you’ll do, is you’re going to go over the top of it this time. So you take the black one on the right here, go over the top, out the other side. Take the left one, which is the orange one, come up, and…move this over just a little bit. You’ll go right through the…even if you’ve got to pull up a little bit to get the room, make sure you do it. Then you go out the other side. Pull, pull, pull, pull, pull. Make sure you pull down to straighten it out. Just like that, guys.

So we went over the top of it, and this time, we’re going to go underneath it. After I do this one, I’m going to go ahead and pause it, finish it out, and then I’ll come back and show you the finished product. So, you’ll take the left one here, and you’ll go down and underneath the yellow, out the other side. Take the orange on the right here, come up and through the middle and behind the yellow. I’m hoping you guys can see this. I might just do it one more time, just to show you. So make sure everything is up and tight. Make sure the yellow…don’t pull too hard on the yellow one, because it’ll pull the rest of them down. Let me turn this a little bit over here so you guys can see what I’m talking about.

So since we went behind on this one, we’re going to go over the top of it. So you’re going to take the right one here. You’re going to go over the top of the yellow and through the middle, and out the other side so you’re setting up your next tooth. You’re going to take the orange one, come underneath, and then you’ll go through the middle and over top of the yellow one. Through the middle here, and out the other side.

RedMule02 here. I just finished up the bracelet. You can see how it came out, and that’s a three color right there. At the bottom, I always tie it off with a snake knot or whatnot. That usually works for me. Some people go all the way down with the piranha knot, or they feed it around. I think PBS has a nice little way that he does it. Check out his channel, definitely, and he shows you a nice little way to tuck them in there, and that’s pretty cool. But I like doing it like this.

So, with that in mind, you’ve got these strands left over, so what you’ll want to do is after I tie it up, I’ll just cut the knots…or, cut the strands as close as I can to the knot, like so. Then, I take my lighter…dropped the camera. I take my lighter, and I burn these long ones a little bit slow, because I want them to melt slow, and I want them to melt down to the actual bracelet itself. Then I just push it down. Kind of got something like that.

Then this one shouldn’t be too bad of a problem, but if you’ve got those little frays right there, just kind of get them a little bit at a time. Make sure you heat this up really good if it’s that close to the knot, because we don’t want it to start unraveling. Just push it like that. That’s pretty much done right there. Then, that little piece right there, you can…like I said, you can do the same thing with that. Just cut it off, and then just melt it. Make sure you stay in the blue, because you want to control the actual melting phase of it. Then you mash it down, and there you go; the tri-colored bracelet piranha knot.

Hope you guys enjoyed the video, because I really liked making it. [Laughing] It was pretty fun, but it was pretty aggravating too. You don’t know how many times I had to do this video [laughing]. But, if you ever wonder what it’d look like opposite, just turn it over and look at the colors on the inside. You like that, you got something else to shoot for. So, there we go. Alright, guys, I hope you enjoyed it. I hope this answers questions. I hope this helps out the subscriber that wanted the tutorial. I hope that helps everybody. I hope everybody gets a good look on how to do it, and I hope it’s clear enough for you guys, and there you go. Enjoy it. So until next time, support yourselves, support each other, support your second amendment all the way. Thanks, guys.
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