Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Knotorial 12 - The Bullfrog (Bracelet)

This pattern reminds me of a frog, particularly frog's legs.

It's somewhat challenging to tie and firm this one, but it's a nice design and doesn't need much cord.

The weave is not very thick, but you'll need more length than your wrist measures.

Used (boiled) paracord for:
~21cm (~8.2 in.) bracelet

~170cm (~5.6 ft.) neon green
~170cm (~5.6 ft.) charcoal grey

This sample is 21cm long and is a slightly loose fit to my 17,5cm wrist.

To prevent the bracelet from shrinking, I recommend to put the cords in boiling hot water for a few minutes.
Step 01:

Start with a buckle connected with two colors.

Knotorial 01 shows, how to attach the cords.

 Step 02:

This design is tied by the backside.

Use the inner cords to form loops around the outer cords, first behind, then over them.
 Step 03:

Use the outer cords to form a cross over the inner cords.
 Step 04:

Use the inner cords to form loops around the outer cords again, this time over, then behind them.
 Step 05:

Pull the ends from the outer cords through both loops
on each side.
 Pull the ends all the way through the loops.
 Step 06:

That's all ! Tighten the loops and knots firmly, pull on every loop to get a good result.

It's somewhat difficult a couple of times, but I got used to it fairly quick.
Your frontside should look as shown in the picture.

The inner and outer colors should be inverted now.
 To continue the pattern, repeat
Step 02 - Step 06 until you reached the desired bracelet length.

Don't forget to calculate the buckle and the finish for the length.

Step 07:

To finish the bracelet, turn it to the frontside and use the outer cords to form loops around inner cords, going over, then under them.

Form another loop on the other side.
Step 08:

Pull the cords through the frontside of the other piece of the buckle.

Step 09:

Turn it to the backside and pull the inner cords through both loops that were created in Step 07.

Step 10:

Pull the remaining outer cords through the loops, one on each side.

Step 11:

Tighten the loops and knots firmly to get a result as shown in the picture.

Step 12:

Cut and singe the ends.

The finished bracelet.
I hope that you had no difficulties tying The Bullfrog.

Feel free to post pictures of your results or leave some feedback.

Thank you and happy knotting !

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