Now, this is the real classic lanyard knot, used by sailors to boyscouts. One of the first things you learn to make as a camper, or at least one of the first things I learned with gimp: the box stitch.
Still loving that neon paracord though. it is good for everything.
It is a particularly boring stitch, but you have to know it to do the harder stuff. It's coolness also really depends on what materials you use. Paracord is great, I used it to make this video tutorial:
The barrel Is a lot cooler, it can spiral... You'll also learn to end the box stitch in this next vid.