How to crochet an i-cord
I-cords are most often used as drawstrings and ties. This is also what I use to make the arms and legs in my floppy limbed amigurumi patterns.
Here is the link for my video tutorial on You Tube
In many of my patterns, you will not be doing this, with the exception of arms that start at the shoulder and work down to the hand. You will simply be picking up 3 loops through the ankle, or wrist area (see next step).
STEP 1: Starting with one loop on hook, insert hook into second chain from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into third chain from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop. 3 chains on hook.
This is the method used to pick up your starting stitches for the arms and legs of many of my amigurumi patterns.
STEP 2: Drop 2 stitches off the hook. Pinch them so that they do not unravel.
Note: If you are having trouble holding onto your stitches by pinching them, you can try feeding them on and off a knitting needle, or back end of another crochet hook.
STEP 3: Yarn over, pull through. (Like chaining 1)
STEP 4: Pick up the next dropped stitch.
STEP 5: Yarn over, pull through. (Like chaining 1)
STEP 6: Pick up last stitch.
STEP 7: Yarn over, pull through. (Like chaining 1)
Now repeat step 2-7 for each row.
To end your chain, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Yarn over and pull through the last stitch.
I hope you found this helpful.
Have you finished a floppy limbed friend? Hop on over to my Facebook group (Frog Hooker Crochet Colony) and share a picture. We would love to see it!
Tutorial by Rachel Hilz. Please do not duplicate in full, or in part. You are more than welcome to link to this tutorial.
Love & Light,
The Frog Hooker