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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

  • scissors


* 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!

Ayeeee, you did it! I want to see your creations! Make sure to share your finished projects made using this pattern on Instagram with the hashtag #yarnth3orytaughtme .

If you have any questions (or see any mistakes) post them in the comments below.

Happy Crafting!

- Krysten


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Sales of finished pieces made from these patterns are permitted, but seller must use their own photographs and credit must be given to yarnTh3ory as the designer.



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