How to Crochet a Cord Video Tutorial

Dec 2, 2019 | Crochet patterns, Tutorials

Learn how to crochet a cord using the half double crochet stitch with this complete video tutorial at Nana’s Crafty Home!

I recently designed the Sedona Wrap which is a free crochet pattern (pattern coming soon!) and I wanted it to have a cord for the waist. I wanted something reversible, somewhat stretchy and comfortable – not too thick or clunky yet durable. I decided on this crochet cord using the half double crochet stitch and I am so glad I did.

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Sedona Ruana Wrap Cord Process

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This cord is easy (once you get the hang of it!) and I can see myself using this cord for so many different things! I really want to use this cord for bags as it would be perfect for that purpose. I am sure you will be seeing this cord again in upcoming patterns.

This may seem a little confusing at first as to where you place your stitches. My recommendation is to use the stitch markers until you get the idea. Then it will be smooth sailing!

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You may also like the following free tutorials at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch
  2. Lemon Peel Stitch
  3. Lace Clusters Stitch

Crochet Cord Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial


ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch

Using the stitch markers will help you become accustomed to stitch placement at first but it shouldn’t take long before you won’t even need the stitch markers!

Row 1:  With Color B, ch 4 (place st marker in 3rd ch from hook), hdc in 4th ch from hook, turn work towards you and place another st marker in the two loops at the top and in the back of the hdc just made (2 loops closest to hook).

Crochet Cord tutorial part 1
Crochet Cord tutorial part 2

Row 2:  ch 2, turn, hdc in first st marker (from beginning ch), place st marker in the 2 loops at the top and in the back of the hdc just made.  

Crochet Cord tutorial part 3

Row 3:  ch 2, turn, hdc in the 2 loops in the st marker farthest from your hook.

Crochet Cord tutorial part 4

Repeat row 3 to desired size.

Crochet Cord tutorial


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!