Gaucho knot paracord bracelet

In this tutorial I demonstrate how to make a gaucho knot paracord bracelet.

This style of bracelets has really caught on due to the beautiful creations made by Tana Lee (leader of the LLP FB group), so I do think a lot of credit for this tutorial should be sent her way.

What this bracelet is, is a gaucho knot tied out of a wide turk’s head.

I have already covered how to tie a wide turk’s head in the previous article. We will now tie a 3 part turk’s head, enlarge it into a 5 part turk’s head and finally add a gaucho interweave into the mix.

Gaucho interweave on a wide turk's head knot.

Gaucho interweave on a wide turk’s head knot.

Now let’s take a look at the items you will need!


You will need:

  • a mandrel (I use a Pringles chips can which is about 3 inches in diameter)
  • paracord 550. I used 9.5 feet for this bracelet
  • lacing needle
  • rubber band
  • lighter
  • scissors.

Gaucho knot paracord bracelet tutorial

In the video tutorial below you will find the step by step instructions on how to tie the 3L5B turk’s head base knot, then expand it into a 5L9B turk’s head and finally how to add a gaucho knot interweave, resulting in a 9L16B turk’s head (gaucho knot).

Enjoy your new bracelet!

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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