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This Photo and Video Tutorial will teach you how to crochet an I-cord very easily. I actually love crocheting long string-like cords for bags, basket handles or even tails for amigurumi. I can see one using an I-cord for many other items as well, such a bracelet etc. I specifically used it for the Elephant Tissue Box Cover as the tail of the elephant.
Furthermore, the I-cord sure looks like it was knitted and that is actually how most people know about it to be made, but it can be done easily using crochet as well. In addition, if you prefer a thicker and sturdier version of the I-cord, please check out my Spiral Rope or Cord Tutorial which I prefer using for bag handles.
Now, some crocheters have trouble with Photo Tutorials, so I added a Video Tutorial to teach you how to crochet it right below. Be sure to check that out in case the photo tutorial is not clear enough.
How to Crochet an I-cord – Photo Tutorial
1. The first thing you will need to do is chain 3.
2. Next, pull up a loop from both the 2nd and the 3rd ch from the hook.
3. After that, release the 2nd and 3rd loop gently without pulling your yarn.
4. Then hold the released loops in your hand so you won’t lose them.
5. Next, pull up a loop thru the loop on the hook
6. Pick the 2nd loop the was being held between your fingers and pull up a loop thru it
7. Pick up the 3rd loop between your fingers and pull up a loop thru it
8. Repeat from step 3 until your cord measures the size that you need.
9. To finish up the end of the I-cord, pull one loop thru all three loops.
If this photo tutorial was in any way confusing to you, please watch the video tutorial below. That should clear up any concerns or doubts. This is really an easy way to create a long thick I-cord for bags, tails etc.
How to crochet an I-cord – Video Tutorial
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