Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to Crochet a Super Slip Stitch Cord


I love discovering different ways of making crochet cords. One of my favorite ways to make a neat, flat cord, is to make a chain and then slip stitch into the back loops of the chain. I have used this in several of my designs, such as the Modern Jabot, Tendril Wrap, Vine Lasso Necklace, and Chinois Scarf.

Recently, I have discovered how to make a rounder version of this cord, which looks especially good when crocheted in a super chunky yarn. The following, is a tutorial on how to make this cord.

Step 1: Make a chain slightly longer than the length of the cord you desire.



Step 2: Slip stitch in the back loop only of each of the chains. Stop here if you want a narrow flat cord.





Step 3: Turn to work on other side of cord and slip stitch in the front loops of each of the beginning chains.





Step 4: Slip stitch the outermost loops together. I have marked the stitches in the photo below, so you can see exactly which loops I am referring to. Insert hook into the first front loop and then the corresponding back loop. Yarn over hook and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Repeat with remaining stitches to end of cord.









4 comments:

  1. I have made this twice now. Once for a camera case and once for a water bottle carrier. It is a much simpler technique than any of the other crochet cord tutorials I found on line and wears very well.

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  2. I haven't done this yet, but it looks great so am looking forward to trying it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. This is cool, but just as an FYI, did you know there's a method that does all three rows in essentially one step? It involves drawing up a loop in each of 3 (or 4) chains, then you remove all but one (and hang on to them). pull up a loop in the one on the hook, and each of the loops you're holding on to. You're now back to 3 (or 4) loops on the hook -- with all three steps completed in one pass. :-)

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