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Basic Crochet Cord [video]

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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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!

  4. Teena said

    Thank you so much for also including a left handed video. This is such beautiful work!

  5. Teresa McCabe said

    Thank you for offering this free crochet cord bracelet pattern and the how-to crochet a cord video. I am begining to crochet again after a lot of years. (Never very well?Lol). Doing your bracelets has got me excited about crocheting again. Hope you are having a great summer!

  6. Teresa Kilpatrick said

    Thank you for all of your wonderful patterns and tutorials!

  7. MCatherine said

    Terrific! Thank you.

  8. Sharona said

    Amazing…I have just started teaching my oldest girl to crochet, and she desperately wants to make something for her friends, so this is perfect!!! I can’t wait to do it myself too
    ? Thanks for a simple and we’ll shown tutorial

  9. Jan Fields said

    Love it~ Your instructions were great, concise and easy to follow. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I use your tutorials most of the time!!

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