This beautiful crocheted cord (or crocheted ribbon), also known as the Romanian cord, is very popular in Romanian and Irish laces. Also, it is widely used in freeform crochet.
You can use this crochet cord in many different ways. You can make an elegant belt, embellish any of your handmade projects, make drawstrings, or you can use it in jewelry. I used this crochet cord for my crochet necklace.
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In my example of a Romanian cord, I used crochet thread size 3. You are welcome to use different thread sizes or yarn weights depending on the purpose of your cord.
Crochet Romanian Cord – Photo Tutorial
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
YO – yarn over
Materials I used:
Aunt Lydia’s crochet cotton thread size 3
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1. Insert hook into 2nd and 3rd Ch from the hook, YO and draw a loop – you have two loops on the hook.
2. YO and draw yarn through those 2 loops.
3. *Turn work away from you, insert hook under 2 strands highlighted in red.
4. YO, draw a loop through those 2 strands – you have two loops on the hook.
5. YO and draw loop through 2 loops on the hook.
6. Continue repeating from * – turn and work under two strands.
How to Crochet Romanian Cord – Video Tutorial:
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Romanian cord photo and video tutorial!
Linda Wylie says
What yarn did u use???
On the pictures: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Size 3, color – Warm Blue
Do you have a pdf or word document of this pattern please. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ?
Christine Gibson says
There is no “Print Friendly” button
This button was removed as it caused technical problems.
I can’t figure out step 3 and the rest. It is not close enough to see. Also not slow enough. Beautiful pattern and I love it. I tried to enlarge it on my phone, it won’t allow that. Any way to see it better?
I am sorry that the pictures are not large enough for you. Have you tried to use a computer? It has a larger screen. Also, I highlighted with red color strands where you need to draw a yarn in steps 3 and 6. I hope this will help. About video – have you tried to pause it? You can always pause the video whenever you need it.
This cord can be a little bit tricky at the beginning. But when you figure out how to make it – it is easy. Years ago, when I first tried to make it, it took me a couple of attempts to figured it out.
Kris Kruse says
Thank you. I have been trying to figure a way to make a waist-band tie for a child sweater. This will be a big improvement from my improvised version. Thanks for sharing!
What happened to instruction line 5. I see instruction line 4 then it jumps to instruction #6.
Thank you for noticing that! I just fixed it.
Been trying to work this out for ages and your tutorial has made it clear for me! Thanks!