You guys are going to love today’s stitch tutorial. I’m going to be showing you all how to crochet an i-cord! This stretchy, sturdy cord might just be your new go-to crochet accent. It’s super easy and super fun, so let’s get to crocheting!
About the Crochet I-Cord
As I mentioned, the crochet i-cord is really easy. To complete this technique, you really only need to know how to chain and slip stitch. There’s just a few simple steps, and what you’ll end up with is a tube-shaped cord. It’s got great stretch and its exceptionally sturdy. One thing I recommend for crocheting an i-cord is to go down a hook size or two. By doing this, you end up with a slightly more dense cord.
The crochet i-cord is perfect for bag straps, drawstrings, jewelry, or even to hang wall-hangings from. I used this technique in my new Crochet Wrap Bracelet. I also used it as the drawstring cord for my Ocean’s Breath Yoga Bag. My first encounter with a variation of stitch was when I joined the Brownwyn Shawl CAL by TLYarncrafts and Furls Crochet last year. You can check out my finished shawl project here!
- To begin, chain 3.
- In the second and third chain from your hook, pull up a loop. You should now have 3 loops on your hook.
- Without pulling them out, slide the 2nd and 3rd loop off of your hook. It is helpful to hold the base of those two stitches to keep them in place.
- Next, you will slip stitch in first loop.
- Then, insert your hook back into 2nd loop, and slip stitch again.
- Insert hook into 3rd loop, and complete one more slip stitch.
Repeat Steps 3-6 until your i-cord is as long as you need it. Be sure to periodically stretch it before checking your length. When you have crocheted a long enough i-cord, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook, then chain 1 and fasten off.
I hope you enjoyed learning this technique today. I bet you’ll be adding a crochet i-cord to all your projects now. To follow along with more of my crochet fun, check out my Instagram page @craftingforweeks. And I’d love to see what you use your i-cords for, so be sure to tag me in all your fabulous projects!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!