Wide Side Step Materials: Two colors of paracord 10-12 ft each, Buckle.
Step 1: With one strand of paracord, find the middle and insert it down through one end of your buckle. (picture shows d ring on ends as we used this to make our martingale dog collar)
Step 2: Insert the two cord ends through the loop of your cord and pull tight.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the second cord tying a knot around the first as shown.
Thread all four cord ends down through the other end of your buckle and measure to desired length. Separate the cord ends so you have two on each side.
Step 3: Bring the right outside cord over and around the next three right cords then up through the loop it created.
Repeat step 3 with the left side. Pull both knots tight to secure
Step 4: Bring the inside color B strands up through the middle and out of the way. Wrap the right outside color A around the right color B strand in the bracelet and up through the loop it created.
Step 5: Bring the left color A over and around the left color B in the bracelet and up through the loop it created. Pull both color A cords tight.
Step 6: Bring cord A down. With color B on the right, wrap it over the right color A in the bracelet then up through the space it created. Make sure you also crossed over the working end of color A.
Step 7: Wrap color B on the left over color A on the left of the bracelet and up through the space it created. Pull both color B cords tight.
Step 8: Cross the outside color A strands with the left over the right.
Step 9: Wrap each outside color A cords around the same color cords in the bracelet and come up in the space it creates as shown. Pull both cords tight.
Step 10: Bring color B cords over and around the same color cords and up through the spaces they create as shown. Pull both cords tight.
Repeat steps 4 through 10 until you reach the end. Forceps or a lacing needle will help toward the end.
Once you reach the end, wrap the ends around to the back and lace them under a few knots with forceps or a lacing needle. Trim and melt the ends.
This will make a nice thick bracelet, or it can also be made longer for a dog collar. See also our martingale collar that uses this pattern.