What Is an i-Cord?
A crochet i-cord is a simple stitch that is essentially a tube or tiny cylinder of crochet with no seams.
Crochet i Cord is a one of many ways of crocheting cords.
By using this method, you can create cords in any color, thickness, and length you desire. In this tutorial I will show how to make 3 stitch i-cord crochet. This is the base. Later on you can adapt it the same way, making it thinner or thicket.
This process is simple and fast, and the results are stunning. You can use crochet i cord to make bracelets, necklaces, belts, straps, lanyards, and more.
How To Crochet an I-Cord?
Crochet i-cord free pattern below.
- Chain 3
- Put the crochet hook in 2nd chain stitch, yarn over, pull through. You have 2 loops on the hook.
- Put the crochet hook in 3rd chain stitch, yarn over, pull through. You have 3 loops on the hook.
- Drop 2 loops from hook. Hold dropped loops with left hand not to loose them.
- Yarn over, pull through remaining loop on hook. 1 loop on the hook.
- Insert hook into first dropped loop (middle one), yarn over and pull through. 2 loops on the hook.
- Insert hook into 2nd dropped loop, yarn over and pull through. 3 loops on the hook.
- Repeat steps 4 – 7. t for desired length of I-cord.
To make 4 stitch i cord chain 4, pull out 3 loops. You will have 4 loops in total. You will drop 3 loops. We use 3 and 4 stitch i cords the most.
It is possible to crochet 2 stitch i cord too. Same way, you will have 2 loops and dropping only 1 stitch.
Don’t go too wide, dropped loops will be difficult to handle and you may lose them. If you need wider cord, go with a single crochet (sc) tube.
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Crocheting an i cord is a great way to add interest to your crochet projects. This article provided a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet an i cord. If you want to learn more about crochet, be sure to check out our other crochet tutorials.