Hi everyone, I’ve got a really quick, but really useful I-cord project to share with everyone today.
If you’re not familiar with the crochet I-cord, you’re in for a treat. It can be used for so many purposes, you’re only limited by your imagination.
It can be used for purse or bag straps, waist ties, headbands, straps, ropes, drawstrings and probably a dozen more you could share with me. My husband even loves them for outdoor projects and camping.
For this project, I used Ice Yarn’s Organic baby cotton in #3 DK weight yarn with a 3mm hook. You can use anything you like though, it really just depends on the type of project you want to make.
Making an I-chord is a perfect beginner project and it doesn’t require a ton of fancy yarn.
If the I-cord isn’t tickling your fancy this week, I think I have a few more you may enjoy. Check out these patterns below.
Stitches Used & Code
- ch = chain
- YO = yarn over hook
This I-cord can be made larger by adding more chains in the beginning but the most common way is starting with three chains, which I will show today. Feel free to experiment though, since it’s only a one row repeat it’s easy to start over.
The first few rows will seem awkward but keep going, as learning the I-cord could make a lot of your future projects much easier. If you’re struggling, there will be a video tutorial below to help you along.
Crochet I-Cord Instructions
Row 1 : ch 3. Insert hook into second ch from hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next ch, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook ( Check picture below )
Row 2 : Remove two loops on hook ( Make sure not to lose them ). With remaining loop on hook, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Insert hook into next loop, YO pull up a loop. Total of 3 loops on hook ( Check picture below )
Repeat row 2 for remainder of project.
The last row of I-Cord : With 3 loops on hook, YO pull through all the loops on hook then ch 1 to secure. Cut the yarn and weave all the ends. That’s it! YAY 😁
Congratulations, you have your first i-cord! You’re going to find so many creative ways to make use of them, I hope you tag me when you come up with something new and interesting.