Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paracord Crown Sinnet Circle Cross...

I still have a quite a few two foot lengths of paracord scraps leftover from the 'Paracord Canteen Cover', so I sat down to tie a cross with some of them.

For this one I integrated a split ring/keyring(about 1" diameter), covered with a gutted section of paracord(as I did with the dreamcatchers a few years ago), to add a circle/ring to this round crown sinnet paracord cross.

The same could certainly be done with the many other knotted paracord cross variations, to add in a circle/ring like some Celtic design crosses have.

A more elaborate version might be possible with a star grommet worked in, or a long Turk's head knot done around the ring, or smaller ones made around the exposed sections.

And maybe try using a larger ring along with a smaller one worked in with one cross for a double ringed look.

I'll have to check the hardware store for some solid thin gauge rings, that won't cause as much deformation of the crown sinnet as the thicker key/split rings do.  Maybe something in copper/brass that would look nice with the paracord...










 

32 comments:

Geeks Paradise said...

That is awesome! I really like how you covered the split ring with the gutted paracord. Really cool idea.

Anonymous said...

Whoa.. Very Clever... Awesome

Mr. "M" said...

Very nice. Will have to try it someday.

René Wellemberg said...

Is the intire cross tied with gutted paracord!? It looks cool, I might want to try and see if I can tie it my self ;)

Stormdrane said...

@Rene, Yes, I used gutted paracord for the cross and the piece over the split ring, but you can do the cross with the inner strands intact, it would just be larger/thicker.

smet337 said...

Stormdrane,Your imagination is just amazing!!I'am always excited when I see a new post.As always love your work and thanks again.Scot

smet337 said...

Man Stormdrane,just seen the maroon and black turk cross,that is sooo cool looking!! Even though I have just been tying 4 months or so You continually open my mind to the possibility of things that can be done. I can not say thank you enough for sharing and teaching all of us. Scot

Brigid said...

Very ingenious, but I'm not surprised. As always, beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Can you show how you inner locked the ring as well as the verticals to the horizontals. There seems to be no void there

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, I tie both the top and bottom sections to meet against each other in the center of the ring, so you don't see a hole in the center of the cross that is common with crown sinnet crosses tied in this manner. You can leave a gap if you wish, to insert a bead, stone, decorative knot, etc...

The horizontal arms are then tied outward from there with pairs of strands from both vertical sections. ;)

darkknight0667 said...

Hi Stormdrane,

I'd be interested in how you cover the split ring/key ring. When I've tried doing it, I get two layers, where yours looks like a single ring.

Thanks in advance.

Pete

Stormdrane said...

@Pete, You slide the paracord around the split/key ring twice to cover the whole ring, first pass covers half the ring, second pass covers the other half. You can then sew, melt, or glue the ends together... ;)

rigger said...

Trying to find a tutorial for a 10 lead 11 bight turks head. Do you know of any?

Stormdrane said...

@rigger, You could try the Gridmaker on the KHWW.net website. ;)

rigger said...

I looked at the gridmaker before but never used it. I have always did my turks heads over a cylinder. Could you use the tools from the globe knot cook book for the gridmaker? I made a couple can koozies using the two different styles from your blog to give to coworkers. They loved them. Being parachute riggers anything made of paracord is a hit.

Stormdrane said...

@rigger, Once you input the info into the Gridmaker, you print out the pattern, wrap it around a cylinder, like the Globe Knot Tool/paper towel tube, pins set for the bights, then the over/under sequence is followed to tie the knot, slide it off the cylinder/tool then over your object and tighten it up.

You could wrap the grid directly around an object and tie it, using something like tape and paperclips for improvised pins...

I don't use printed out grids, or have the Globe Knot Tool/Cookbook, since I tend to tie simpler Turk's head knots, but if I were to venture into more complicated knots, I'd certainly need/use them. ;)

The Mad Plumbarian said...

Nice job! well done JR

Krash said...

Where do you get your smaller cordage from? I am only able to find 550, but I see you do several projects with smaller cord. Thanks for any help. Keep up the great site.

Stormdrane said...

@Krash, The smaller diameter cordage comes from various sources, some listed in links list, like 'mowfugger' on ebay, County Comm, Atwood Rope MFG, R&W Rope Warehouse, GPJ Rope, Fix My Blinds, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, fishing supply/marine stores, Army/Navy surplus stores, etc...

polarbear3706 said...

I've seen how to make a woven bracelet with four strands as the core and using only one piece of paracord. Do you have a tutorial or a link where I can learn to do a woven bracelet with two colors? Thank you

Stormdrane said...

@polarbear3706, You could do the same woven technique with making the core strands one color and weaving strand anothercolor, first figuring how much of each is needed then attaching both colors, leaving just enough space to see the core strands underneath...

Or apply the six pack/ladder rack/trilobite pattern in two colors for bracelet use.

The Schusters said...

Is there a link to the directions to tie the cross? Thank you.

Stormdrane said...

@The Schusters, I have a few sequence photos showing how the crown sinnets come together in this blog post.

You can also see JD's(TIAT) video tutorial for making one, where he starts with the arms, I usually do the top/bottom vertical sections first, but either way is fine.

Nick R said...

I really like the cross. do you have a video of you doing this? i love your work stormdrane!

Stormdrane said...

@Nick R, I don't have a video of making these, but it just comes down to learning how to tie a crown sinnet and bringing two crown sinnets together to make a cross.

Once you know how to do that you can add in a split/key ring with or without paracord cover or make a variation like the turk's head covered ring, working that in as you tie a crown sinnet cross.

There's just so many little variations that can be done to make each cross a little different from another... ;)

Evan said...

So how much gutted paracord did this take?

Stormdrane said...

@Evan, I don't recall the exact lengths of gutted paracord that I used, but the scrap pieces i started with were around 3 feet long each...

Evan said...

Thanks. I just did one with an extra stitch or so on each arm and I didn't make the stitches really tight. I ended up using 38 inches for the piece starting at the top and 52 inches for the piece at the bottom. So 3 feet and 4 feet respectively is a good starting point.

Mia Ballough said...

Do you by any chance sell these ? I would need a few since my brother in law just deployed and my husband is about to go on his third tour. I would make them if I could find the time to sit down.

Stormdrane said...

@Mia, I stay away from selling to keep from getting burned out on my hobby and don't maintain a stockpile/variety of paracord and accessories to do custom requests.

There are lots of folks that do sell their paracord work and take on custom orders, on ebay, etsy, artfire, facebook, & twitter, but I usually encourage individuals to tie their own. :)

Anonymous said...

Never tied, but your Paracord Crown Sinnet Circle Cross with ring has inspired me to try this to send to my son in the military, Please, tell me where to get tying instructions. As I said I have never tried this before.
Please,
thanks..

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, Once you learn how to tie a round/square crown sinnet, making the cross is not hard at all, and you can figure out how to add a key ring in to the process, seeing where it fits in the top/bottom/arm sections. Just add it in to whichever part you start with and tie around it with the other sections.

Here are a couple of videos for tying crown sinnet crosses, here and here.