The I-Cord is a coveted stitch or some crocheters. A beautiful edging that can be added to virtually any knitted project with relative ease for someone who is familiar enough with the art. However, for crocheters, adding an I-Cord is a tedious process of creating the I-Cord and then more laborious still, because it has to be sewed on which requires extensive planning and measuring.
While I was making Cora's Pinwheel, I really wanted something elegant to go around the border of the blanket. Shells felt too frilly and a single or double crochet border felt too plain. What I really wanted, was an I-Cord edging. So I set about creating an I-Cord border around some washcloths I had made for my mother-in-law (a much less intimidating test swatch) and decided it was so perfect, I had to make a tutorial.
You will need:
- A double-ended crochet hook
- A project that requires a border
- Some basic knowledge of right side, wrong side
- And a little bit of Tunisian Crochet know-how that can easily be gotten by a quick read-through of my blog post showing how to make a Tunisian Simple Stitch
The trickiest part of this whole tutorial is making sure that the hook is on the proper side. Between turns of the project, the hook must be slid through the loops so that you are able to work with the other end. The other tricky bit is that the yarn has to move back and forth in a little bit of a funky way, but I these transitions are captured in italicized text in the captions of the pictures below.