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Basic Crochet Cord [video]

Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: www.planetjune.com/cord

This decorative cord is easy to crochet as it uses only single crochet stitches! It makes a strong flattened non-stretchy braid with many applications, for example: jewellery, a narrow belt, or a strap for a small bag or purse.

I used this cord to make my Crochet Braid Bracelet (you can find the free pattern for these bracelets at www.planetjune.com/braidbracelet):

crochet braid bracelet pattern, by planetjune

My method is a simplified variation of the cord used to make Romanian Point Lace. Please note: if you’re looking for instructions for Romanian Point Lace cord, this is *not* how to make it!

And now to the video tutorial for my basic cord (in right- and left-handed versions, of course):

Basic Crochet Cord (right-handed)

Basic Crochet Cord (left-handed)

Note: The videos may look a little small embedded in the blog: if so, you can fullscreen them or click through to YouTube (links: right-handed; left-handed) to watch them full-sized 🙂

Other Ideas for Use

There are lots of uses for a cord like this. Here are a few, off the top of my head:

  • a necklace
  • a hairband
  • a belt for a sundress
  • a strap for a small purse
  • a tie-back for a curtain

Or, if you’d like to get even more creative:

  • braid three or more strands of cord into a wider plait
  • crochet into the loops along one of the edges to use the cord as a solid base for a more decorative design

I’m sure you can think of lots more! I hope you’ll let me know what additional uses you come up with for this cord…

Happy cord making!

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3 Comments »

  1. ardith said

    thank you, june! such a simple notion to create such intricately looking, useful results!! wow! thank you for sharing! best of the best to you & yours! 🙂

  2. Ana Maysonet said

    Todo hermoso

  3. Antonia said

    Thank you June, your video is really clear and well presented. I can’t wait to try this!

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