Paracord bracelet math formulas to reduce your scrap

Posted by Stacy on 4/18/2013

If you are having trouble figuring out how much paracord you need for your bracelet or you have scraps that you feel are too long to throw away nut are too short to do anything with, this is the video you need. This video has some formulas on how much paracord you need for a few of the basic bracelet weaves.


Speaker 1: Good day, YouTubers. After watching a lot of videos on paracord bracelet making, and reading the comments, one keeps coming up. People ask, "How much length do I need to make a particular bracelet at a particular length." It's pretty vague. Typically it's 1' per inch, which is fine. It's more than enough to get your job done. The problem is, people end up with a lot of waste. When I started this, this is typically how much I ended up with, just a foot, 8", 10", 14". That adds up after a while. They're too short to do anything with. So, you know, there it is. I figured I should do the math, because math will never lie. It is exact. After figuring out, so far I figured out these four. My waste has just been reduced to mere inches. So I'm going to pass this on to you, to help you save on your waste, so you can get more out of your cord. The formulas are for the completed bracelet, including the buckles. These are for buckles. If you do yours with a loop and a ball, adjust accordingly. You may want to add 6" to your formula, which you come up using this, just to make sure that you have enough until you become comfortable, because I don't know your tying style. I don't know if you tie loose. I don't know if you tie it really tight. All right? But this will help you get really close to saving on cord, so you can get more bracelets made. All right?

The first one is your standard Solomon's bar, or cobra weave as people like to call it. And here's the formula for that one.

The next one is a caterpillar's feet braid. I'd also like to add that these are all made by J.D. of Tying It All Together. So go check out his channel. He gives awesome tutorials, and is a very talented artist. I suggest you check him out. All right, this is the caterpillar's feet. There's two formulas for it. One is, I call it the primary. And a secondary color. The primary in this is the green. The secondary is the yellow. All right?

All right. Next one is for an oak spike sinnet. All right? I happen to like this one. This is really good for dog leads. There's a little bit of give in it. Again, there will be a primary and a secondary color. In this one, the primary is yellow, so it will be longer. It uses more. All right. Here's the formula for that one.

And lastly, this one will be for the tire tread bar. The one we use for that. These are all for the length of the completed bracelet, including the buckles, okay? Again, if you use a loop and a ball, always make sure you have enough for that, okay?

If you like, give me thumbs, subscribe if you want. If you have any questions as to what other kind of bracelets you want me to figure out, let me know and I'll have another video coming up with some other bracelet styles, okay? I'll also be coming up with another video on archery wrist slings that are made with paracord. This one's for a friend. I've added some turk head on the end, because they tend to get a little ugly, I think. All right? I'm going to make one with one continuous cord. All right? So look forward to that one. I'll see you guys later. Have a great day.

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