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crocheted icord scarf

You may remember this finger-crocheted infinity scarf I made as part of my ruffle yarn review:

ruffle yarn scarf: finger crocheted
Finger crocheted cowl (12 wraps of giant chain stitches)

Although I made it just for fun, I quite liked the result, and almost wanted to wear it. Wrapping an ultra-skinny scarf 12 times around my neck felt a bit stupid though, so I unravelled it and came up with another fun use for the yarn: I used my own crocheted i-cord tutorial (which, incidentally, was my first ever video tutorial!) to make a finger-crocheted i-cord scarf:

ruffle yarn scarf: finger crocheted i-cord
I-cord infinity scarf (4 chunky wraps of i-cord)

The great thing about i-cord is it makes a round braid instead of a flat chain – it’s thicker and stronger than a chain. For knitters, you can just knit i-cord on dpns, but, if you don’t knit, you might like to try crocheting an i-cord too. There are lots of things you can use i-cord for: in amigurumi-making, as a trim, to make drawstrings or tiebacks, as bag handles, to coil into a mat, etc, etc…

crocheted i-cord

It was easy to make my i-cord scarf – I used my index finger as a giant crochet hook and otherwise followed my tutorial exactly. And the colour changes of the yarn worked out well: by coincidence, they matched up almost perfectly with the length of one row, so each row is a different colour:

ruffle yarn scarf: finger crocheted i-cord
My finger is the ‘hook’ – I’m left-handed, remember!

My finger was a bit tired after finger-crocheting the entire skein of yarn into i-cord, but I’m happy with the resulting scarf. As each row of i-cord is essentially 3 chains arranged together into a circle, it reduced the length of my scarf from 12 skinny wraps around my neck to 4 chunky ones. It was fun to make, and who knows, I may even wear this version out of the house…

5 Comments »

  1. WOW! that looks like so much fun! Thanks for this, as my son gets a little tired just making necklaces, I can teach him this! It hadn’t occurred to me until you posted this! (and I wish you were closer to, as my youngest son is a lefty and desperately wants to learn 😉 he doesn’t do to bad on his own, I just can’t help lol)

    You are so amazing! and this is why! Thanks!

  2. Chrisie said

    I love how the colours worked out in the new one! I think I might actually have a hook this big. 🙂

    • June said

      I was thinking this might be a good project for t-shirt yarn too – the bulkier the better…

  3. deana said

    Awesome. A girl in my class made a necklace out of my tshirt yarn with this, and I was trying to find out how to do it through a google search. I am glad I found you!

  4. Dedri Uys said

    June, this is fabulous! I am a huge fan of your work and spend a lot of time on your site. I should have left a comment ages ago!!

    Thank you for your crochet inspiration.

    Merry Christmas and a blessed 2014.

    Dedri (A South African abroad)

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