This time we take a look at the 3 color gaucho fan knot bracelet.
I have already shown how to tie the 2 color version of the gaucho fan knot bracelet. This time I have made a video tutorial on how to make a 3 color version, found below.
The 3 color version is made the same way as the 2 color one, but adding another pass to it. It is a good idea to try the 2 color and then the 3 color version. By comparing the tying techniques, you will recognize how to tie other gaucho fan knot bracelets, such as those of 4 or more colors.
In any case, the 3 color version is indeed colorful. So let’s see how it is made!
- a mandrel to tie the knot onto. I recommend a dowel rod about 1/4 inch wide (about 5-6mm)
- three colors of type I paracord (it is about 1.8 mm thick)
- one piece of paracord 550 for the core.
- a lacing needle
- a lighter to melt the ends
- rubber band to hold the standing ends of the cords.
With these items at hand, we can begin tying!
Tying the bracelet
The bracelet is tied by first setting up a base knot, then interweaving it two times.
The base knot is a 3 bight long turk’s head, which I demonstrate in the video below. Be sure to tie it before moving on to the interweave:
To continue, we will now add 2 more passes to the knot using this video:
Finally, to finish the bracelet, see the following few tips:
These three videos should get your through tying these bracelets. If you have any issue, please comment and I’ll try to help you out the best I can.
Thanks for the tuts, Mark! The bracelet looks great, and it was a lot of fun to make!