What is Icord crochet?
An I-Cord is a crocheted cord, or rope, that is as long as you wish it to be. I-Cords are great to use as drawstrings (such as in the Not Your Granny’s Jammies pants pattern) or as a purse strap, a lanyard, or any other rope or cord.
How do you make an Icord?
- Cast on the number of stitches desired or called for by a pattern with double pointed needles. …
- Knit one row. …
- Slide the stitches to the other end of the needle.
- Knit a second row by bringing the yarn behind the work and starting with the first stitch. …
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until desired length is achieved.
Why is it called Icord?
The I-cord is a tube knitted in the round with two double-pointed needles. Elizabeth Zimmermann named it the Idiot Cord in honor of her accidental discovery of the simple technique.