How to crochet a Romanian Cord Tutorial

Jul 20, 2020 | Tutorials

Learn how to crochet a Romanian crochet cord with this complete photo & video tutorial!

How to crochet Romanian cord tutorial

Honestly, if you only learn how to crochet one cord this is definitely the one! However, if you are looking to make a more stretchy cord I have another cord tutorial to learn as well.

I recently designed a new bag pattern (free pattern coming soon!) and wanted to use crochet cords for the strap. I needed a cord that would be durable and functional yet beautiful and classy. This cord definitely hit all of those marks.

This cord uses only the single crochet stitch but the cord is created by turning and by placing the single crochet in a different place to create the cord.

This sturdy cord is flat with the same texture on both sides making the cord reversible.

I have created a video tutorial so you can see this technique in action!  See the complete video tutorial below.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

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

  1. Crochet a perfect circle tutorial
  2. How to make a crochet cord
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How to crochet Romanian cord tutorial

How to Crochet Romanian Cord Tutorial

Supplies shown in photos & video:

Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend yarn

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook


ch = chain
sc = single crochet

Time needed: 1 hour

How to crochet Romanian Cord Tutorial

  1. ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook,

    How to crochet Romanian cord tutorial process 1

  2. 1 sc in loop of skipped ch,

    How to crochet Romanian cord tutorial process 2

  3. turn, 1 sc in 2 loops just under your hook

    How to crochet Romanian cord tutorial process 3

Continue turning and working 1 sc in 2 loops just under hook after each st to size desired.

romanian cord crochet 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!