Double Chain Easy Cord is one of our favorite techniques in IraRott® crochet patterns. You can make ties, belts, or even use Double Chain (D-ch) as a foundation sc to begin your work.
STEP 1: Leave a long yarn tail at the beginning, approximately 3 times as long as the desired length of the cord.
STEP 2: Make a slip knot to create the first chain.
STEP 3: Hold the working yarn around your index finger. Tail over the hook from front to back = 2 loops on the hook.
STEP 4: Hold the bottom of the cord with your thumb & middle finger; grab working yarn & draw it through both loops on the hook = 1 loop on the hook.
STEP 5: Repeat STEPS 4 & 5 until you reach the desired length.
Here are some IraRott® crochet patterns where we used the D-ch easy cord technique 🙂
Peacock Hat Crochet Pattern:
Bunny Rabbit Baby Hat & Cocoon Set Crochet Pattern:
Luna the Moo-Moo Cow & Bull Hat Crochet Pattern: