Crochet I – Cord Curtain Tie Backs Tiebacks

tieback1 tieback2

Materials Needed

4 ply WW Yarn of choice (you will be working with 2 strand together)

“J / 10” crochet hook 6.00 MM

Tapestry or other large eye needle to weave in ends

Double point knitting needle or other stitch holder (optional)

Tape measure (optional)

 

Stitches Used

Chain (ch)

Slip Stitch (slp st)

 

I – cord basics

To create crochet I- Cord

Make a foundation chain or foundation row of stitches,

Insert hook into the chain or stitch next to the hook, pull up a loop

Leave loop on hook

Repeat this process across the foundation. Number of loops on the hook should equal the number of foundation chains or stitches (ie: foundation of 3 chains or stitches = 3 loops on the hook)

Do not turn (the “right” side of the work is always facing you. As you work the I-cord, you will see that the work curves to the back to create the cord effect)

Working from left to right, carefully remove the loops and place on a double point knitting needle, stitch holder, ect, until 1 loop is left on the hook.

Work a chain with that loop

Leaving that loop on the hook and working from right to left, work a chain in the next loop

Leave that loop on hook

Repeat this process until all loops have been worked as chains. This constitutes 1 row / round of I-cord. You should end each row / round with a consistent number of loops on your hook (ie: if you started with 3 loops – you should end with 3 loops)

 

I – cord has an inherent elasticity. Many tiebacks are 25 inches long. You may want to shorten the length of your I – Cord to accommodate this elasticity. (The tiebacks in the picture are 22 inches)

 

Pattern;

With 2 strands of yarn worked together, chain 8

Join to beginning chain with a slp st to form a ring

Work a slp st into each of the next 5 chains

(this creates the hanging loop)

Work a slp stitch into the 6th chain, insert hook into the next chain and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook) Insert hook into the next chain and pull of a loop (3 loops on hook)

(this creates the I-Cord foundation of 3 loops)

*Do Not turn your work. You have 3 loops (left, middle and right loop) on your hook

Carefully remove the left and the middle loop (to stitch holder)

Chain stitch the right loop,

Leaving the loop on your hook, insert hook into the middle loop and work a chain stitch,

Leaving the 2 loops on your hook, insert hook into the left loop and work a chain stitch,

You should have 3 loops on your hook*

Repeat from * to * until you have your desired length.

Bind off with yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through 2 loops until you have 1 loop on your hook (3 stitches)

Chain 5 and join to 1st stitch of the bind off with a slp st.

Turn, Work a slp st into each of the 5 chains

(this creates the hanging loop)

Join to the 3rd stitch of the bind off with a slp st.

Cut and weave in ends.

 

Karen Glasgow Follett 2014

 

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