How to Crochet: Single Crochet I-Cord

By Candace – 6 Comments

In knitting, i-cord is a versatile tool, and is used to make handles, straps, edgings, and other components. It’s knit across without turning or working backward across the row, and this crochet i-cord works the same way. Follow along with this tutorial, and you’ll be working up miles of i-cord in no time.

Left-handed crocheters can hover their mouse over the pictures for a left-handed view.

Start as you normally would a row of single crochet–chain the number of sc you want to make plus one then sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across.


Without turning, and without using a slip stitch to join, sc into the first sc of the first row. You may want to mark this stitch with a stitch marker.


Continue across the rest of the row (which is now a round).


Continue around the spiral until the desired length is reached.


From here, you can do whatever you wish with your I-cord. If you need help making it, leave a comment below.

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  1. Bailey says:

    I’ve had to do this, but never realized it was an i-cord.

  2. Emma says:

    Very cool! I am going to try this soon! Thank you! I’m a tad confused…trying to figure out the picture. But once I get the yarn and hook in hand I think I can figure it out!

  3. Terry Johnson says:

    Thank you for the instructions. I am in need of a cord for a bag I just made and I think this will work great!

  4. Emma says:

    I guess I just don’t “get” it! lol! I do everything fine up until I finish the first sc into the sc of the first row (foundation ch row). Then I don’t know what to do next. If I sc into the second st of the first row next…It doesn’t turn into a “tube”…but a sort of “boat”. The piece isn’t joined across. I feel like an idiot. Am I supposed to take the crochet hook and put it through the second row’s next stitch then into the second stitch of the first row (foundation ch) for the second stitch? lol! Sorry for being so slow!

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