A quick project that you can whip up in 10 - 15 minutes. The perfect item for summer markets or as stocking stuffers. Check out the free pattern below!
The crochet I-cord is perfect for making straps, trim, keychains and more! Admittedly, this technique feels a little awkward at first but once you get going, your hands will fly through the steps with ease.
Here we go!
5mm braided cotton cord (7 yards ( A 24 inch piece and a 216 inch piece.))
7 mm crochet hook
3/4 inch swivel lobster clasp
* Pattern is written in standard US terms*
(Video 1: Steps 1 - 5)
Step 1: Taking your longer piece of cord, start with a slip knot and then chain two. You should have three chains total.
Step 2: Insert your hook in the second chain from the hook and pull up a loop.
Step 3: Insert your hook into the last chain and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 4: (At this step, I vary slightly from the normal technique. I prefer to work from left to right.) With the working cord, draw up a loop in the far left stitch and then carefully remove it from your hook.
Repeat for the next stitch.
Pull up a loop in the final stitch but do not remove it from your hook.
Step 5: Return the 1st and 2nd loop to the hook. Bring your working yarn back to the left side and repeat step 4 until your work measures 12 inches.
Step 6: (Once your work measures 12 inches, you will fold it in half and connect the ends.) Repeat step 4 but this time you will draw up each loop through both a loop on the hook and one of the chains from the beginning in order to connect the ends.
Step 7: Repeat step 4 two more times and then carefully remove your hook from all three stitches. Add your lobster clasp over the stitches and then slip them back onto the hook.
Step 8: Repeat step 4 three more times. Fold over and slip stitch to connect the working loops to the join from step 6. Trim the remaining cord to about an inch.
Step 9: Taking your short piece of yarn, you will cover the area where you joined the ends using a wrap knot. This will hide the joins and add a nice finishing touch.
(Video 2: Steps 8 & 9)
Step 10: Trim your ends and then your wristlet is complete!
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