Library Blog

Learn How to Make Paracord Keychain

keychain made from braided paracord
Spread the love

Paracord keychains are available as this month’s Adult Take & Make kit.
(While supplies last.)


You will need about 36 inches of Paracord and a Key ring. You will also need scissors and a lighter.

Step 1

Attach the Paracord to the Key ring. Make sure both Paracord tails are pointing out. You can make the loop as long or short as you want the Paracord Keychain to turn out.

Step 2

Lay the Paracord Keychain flat. Bring one side of the paracord across the top. I started with the left side.

Step 3

Wrap the other piece of Paracord over the top of the first. Bring it under the loop and through the hole that the first piece of Paracord made, as seen in the picture.

Step 4

Pull the pieces of Paracord tight, and repeat the process, this time starting with the right side. Continue, alternating sides, until all the Paracord is used up.   Trim ends flush and melt with a lighter to secure.


Missy is an Adult librarian in the Poland Unit. She’s worked for the library for nearly 20 years, starting in Information Services, and moving to her current home at the Poland branch in 2009. Missy loves books in general, especially British mystery, fantasy, Rick Riordan, Stephen King and quite a bit of YA. She’s mom to 2 beautiful rescue dogs, Stormageddon the Dark Pup of All, and Oliver Queen Puppy Supreme, along with her tech-obsessed husband, Patrick, a Poland Schools educator. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, crafting, and practicing Yoga.