I love finger crochet cords. They are really fun to make and they can be extremely versatile – adapting themselves from very functional lives to very decorative styles.
These two pictures below show not only my love of bright colors, my love of finger crochet cords, but also my love of adding beads to them. And need I add, sparkly beads. And what better beads than Swarovski crystal beads right?
(When I write up the post on these Finger Crochet necklaces, I will link it from here. Or if I forget, then do a search for CH0296 and you should be able to find that post once it is up.)
How to Finger Crochet a Cord
Finger Crochet Cord is done without the aid of any crochet hooks. They can be made plain (without beads or other embellishments) or with beads, as per illustration above. Anyone can easily learn how to finger crochet a cord.
I first came across how to finger crochet cords in my pre-teen days – in one of the earliest crochet books I ever possessed.
This book is totally in Japanese. And I so totally can’t read Japanese well. So I have chosen to ‘creatively’ call this technique Finger Crochet Cord.
The following illustrated steps on how to finger crochet a flexible, versatile cord are adapted from the book. I have added some English text for clarity.
You need to have a long piece of yarn (or cord, or thick thread). Fold that in half.
Then being the standard way with a slip knot.
Important Having one end “pullable” is essential to this particular technique on how to finger crochet.
I won’t add any more written instructions at this point. Just go through the images below as the technique is quite clear from the images. At least I think so. (Click for larger images.)
You can easily add beads, sequins, or other embellishments to this by pre-stringing them on and then working them into the cord as you build it.
Video on How to Finger Crochet a Cord
Sorry! Not Yet!
A video on how to finger crochet cord might be coming. I was requested to make one but I know very little about video making. And when I tried, the angle was all wrong. So I will do one as soon as I get the little video camera I have my eye on.
Meanwhile, this has been a very busy year and not conducive to me getting my little video camera (yet). For instance, as I write up this post (again. This is being reposted as I have had to migrate my content from an old platform to this WordPress blog), we are right in the middle of trying to move homes and I sit here, lonely like, in a more or less, bare shell of an old home that is still under repair.
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Note for Self: This post was originally written on Feb 1, 2013 on a Blogger platform.