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Each week until Christmas I’ll be sharing beginner friendly projects that you can whip up in one sitting! Patterns will be posted every Wednesday. Continue scrolling for this week's project!

The crochet I-cord technique is perfect for making straps, purse handles, keychains and more! Admittedly, it may feel a little awkward at first but once you get going, your hands will fly through the steps with ease. Today's project is an I-cord lanyard. This item is great to make for markets, stocking stuffers, gifts for teachers, the list goes on and on.

Let's get started.


  • 3mm braided cotton cord (20 yards)

  • 6.5 mm crochet hook

  • 3/4 inch swivel lobster clasp

  • scissors

  • tapestry needle

  • measuring tape


* Pattern is written in standard US terms*

Pattern (Youtube Video and Written Pattern Below):

Step 1: With your 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 37 inches.

Step 6: Once your work measures 37 inches, you will place the lobster clasp onto the I-Cord, fold it in half and connect the ends. Finish off.

Step 7: Taking a short piece of cord, you will cover the area where you joined the ends using a wrap knot. This will hide the join and add a nice finishing touch. Trim your ends and then your lanyard 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.

1 Comment

Great tutorial Can’t wait to make



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