Table of contents:
- For what purposes is used
- Popular species
- Yarn suitable for the job
- Crochet cord: thin "caterpillar"
- Creating a wide caterpillar
- Crochet Stretch Cord
- Decorative flat crochet cords: diagrams and descriptions
- Cord with "hearts"
A necessary step in crocheting is the ability to create a variety of cords. They are quite an important part in a variety of products. They are used both as a functional part of wardrobe items, and as a decorative finish. For the design of embroideries, pillowcases for sofa cushions, this skill is also useful. Crochet cords are easy to make, take very little time to make, and the result will pleasantly surprise you.
For what purposes is used
As mentioned above, a lot of applications have been found for yarn cords: from ties on cardigans and hats to simple edging. For example, caterpillar cords are the favorite of almost all knitters.
It is with their help that beautiful Romanian lace, otherwise called "laced", is created. They also make up the bulk of the typesetting fabric when knitting with Irish technique.
By tying the "caterpillar", you can make belts, straps, bag handles or cell phone casesphones. From it you can create designer exclusive hair clips, jewelry, etc.
The surface of such a lace is embossed, dense, the edges are rounded, and there is absolutely no elasticity.
I-cord cord. Its surface is similar to facial knitting. This is not just a smooth lace, it is very elastic due to its texture. It is great for decorating knitwear.
Cords flat with a decorative purpose are knitted to decorate clothes, for example, straps of swimsuits, tops, belts, as well as bag handles, decoration of any things. They are knitted from yarn of almost any kind: it all depends on the purpose.
Creating a cord with a hook and yarn is an absolutely easy process. Crocheting cords according to patterns and descriptions is within the power of everyone. You can even start learning needlework with them. But there are many methods of making them that are not easy at all.
The most famous and simple:
- Cords connected by a set of air loops. Thick yarn is ideal for them.
- Complicated cords, when you first knit a chain of the desired length from air loops, and then supplement it with half-columns. This lace is not much thicker, but much tighter.
- Openwork cords - a chain of air loops, tied with a combination of single crochet stitches or crochet crochet stitches. How to knit a similar product, you can figure it out using the attached diagrams and descriptions.
Simple cords are easy to make, evenclosing your eyes, but the more complicated options require some practice.
We invite you to crochet several cords according to the patterns and description added below in the article. Here we give different ways, from the simplest to the more complex.
Yarn suitable for the job
The most important question will be to decide what yarn is best to take for work and how to choose a hook. Naturally, you could tie a cord from any material, from plastic ropes to twine, the end goal is important: what are you creating it for?
Mercerized cotton yarn is amazing, its texture is pronounced, and the elasticity is very small. Therefore, if you need a tight, inelastic lace, take it.
For delicate, thin products, cords should be appropriate. Threads like "Iris", "Daisies", "Violets", etc. would be perfect.
To work with a hook, the yarn is taken twisted, smooth, elastic. Otherwise, the thread will split into fibers, fluff and spoil the appearance of products.
You can also use wool yarn for knitting cords.
Another great type of yarn is blended. As the name suggests, these are several types of threads combined into one: wool and acrylic, cotton and acrylic, wool with microfiber, etc.
As you can see, almost all types of threads are suitable. The only exception is mohair. Very fluffy, it does not highlight the virtues of weaving, but hides them. In case of an error, it is impossible to dissolve the product.
Hooks for cords choose,focusing on how thick the threads were selected. Thick thread - thick hook, and vice versa. If you are in doubt, take a closer look at the label: the numbers of hooks and knitting needles for which it is suitable are always written on the yarn.
The diameter of the cords is affected by the thickness of the yarn. From a thin one you will knit the corresponding product, and a thick one will give a large dimension in the section.
Crochet cord: thin "caterpillar"
To get it, at the beginning of work you need to make a free loop and knit another one. Now we will stretch the thread in the first and get 2 loops. They must be knitted alone.
Turn the work and find a double loop on the side. We stretch the thread through it, creating a loop. Let's knit them together again.
Turn the knitting again and again find a double loop - insert the hook here and pull the thread. We got two loops - we knit them together. So repeat until the length is as you need.
Creating a wide caterpillar
Knitting a thick cord is almost the same as a thin cord, it is only slightly more complicated.
First, cast on three loops. We pierce loop 2 with a hook and we catch the thread in work, pulling out the loop, and then into loop 3 and form a loop in the same way. We have 3 loops on the hook. We pick up the thread and knit them all together.
Turn knitting and continue on. We crochet into the double loop, which is formed when knitting the last loop, pull the thread. Next we enterinto a double loop on the side of the cord and pull up the thread. Again we knit three loops together.
We unfold the product and continue to work according to the above scheme. Knit your cord in this way until you reach the desired length.
Crochet Stretch Cord
I-cord is considered the easiest to create. The end result is excellent: round section, surface indistinguishable from knitting with needles and great elasticity.
How to crochet a cord? At the beginning of work, a chain of three air loops is recruited. We introduce the hook into the second and pull out the thread - there are two loops on the hook. Now we pull the thread through the first loop in the chain - three loops on the hook. We will remove two of them, holding them with our fingers, and then we will knit them: first the first, then the second, and then the third, which is on the hook. We again got three loops. Again, remove two of them and do the same manipulations as before.
Having tied the cord to the desired length, knot all the loops, and tighten the tail of the thread inside the product.
Teach your child how to knit these cords, and he can create unique accessories for himself with his own hands!
Decorative flat crochet cords: diagrams and descriptions
Flat products are more difficult to create. To crochet such a cord according to the diagram and description, some skills and abilities are needed.
As always, first you need to tie a chain of air loops (four is enough). In the loop number 1 we knit 1 column with a crochet hook. How to knit it, you can see in the photo.
Further from the top we knit a chain of three air loops. In the resulting ring, knit 7 double crochets. Now three lifting air loops, we knit a single crochet into an arch and turn around. Three more lifting loops and knit 7 double crochets in an arch, knit three loops and fasten with a single crochet to the last loop of the previous row. Continue until the desired length is obtained.
Cord with "hearts"
This decorative cord is made up of fluffy hearts. It has a very large volume and is used for finishing things. This work is considered more complex, so we provide a detailed description of the stages.
- First, we knit a chain of four loops and put on a working thread. Insert the hook into the loop of 1 chain and make a loop, pulling it up to the fourth in a row.
- Yo again, the hook goes into the same loop, and we pull another loop. We make such loops four more times.
- In total, as a result, we get five yarn overs and five elongated ones, forming a bundle together.
- The next step is to knit these loops, grabbing two in turn and pulling the working thread through them. So we repeat four times. Thus, we will tie one side of the link.
- Let's turn the work and repeat all the manipulations already done on one side: pull out long loops, alternating them with crochets, and then knit two by two.
- At the end there are three loops - we connect them with one. Everything, one "heart" tied.
- To move on to the next cast on three air loops.
- Form a new heart link by inserting the hook and pulling long loops from the loop that connects the last three of the previous "heart".
- We continue knitting in the same way as in the first case.
Knit the required number of links and break the thread.
This is how you can tie a variety of cords. Easier or harder, wider or narrower - choose for yourself!