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Double Chain Easy Cord Tutorial

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.

Double chain easy cord foundation sc tutorial by IraRott
STEPS 1 & 2 ~ Working yarn, First chain, & Yarn tail

STEP 3: Hold the working yarn around your index finger. Tail over the hook from front to back = 2 loops on the hook.

Double chain easy cord foundation sc tutorial by IraRott
STEP 3 ~ Tail over the hook
Double chain easy cord foundation sc tutorial by IraRott
STEP 3 ~ 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.

Double chain easy cord foundation sc tutorial by IraRott
STEP 4

STEP 5: Repeat STEPS 4 & 5 until you reach the desired length.

Double chain easy cord foundation sc tutorial by IraRott
Repeating STEP 3 ~ Tail over the hook

Here are some IraRott® crochet patterns where we used the D-ch easy cord technique 🙂

Fiesta Owl Poncho & Doll Poncho Crochet Patterns:

Fiesta Owl Poncho Crochet Pattern by IraRott - Double Chain Easy Cord
Fiesta Owl Poncho Crochet Pattern

Peacock Hat Crochet Pattern:

Pavo the Peacock Crochet Hat Pattern by IraRott - Double Chain Easy Cord
Pavo the Peacock Crochet Hat Pattern

Bunny Rabbit Baby Hat & Cocoon Set Crochet Pattern:

Crochet Carrot Pattern by IraRott - Double Chain Easy Cord
Carrot for Bunny Photo Prop Crochet Pattern

Luna the Moo-Moo Cow & Bull Hat Crochet Pattern:

Cow and Bull Crochet Hat Pattern by IraRott - Double Chain Easy Cord
Bull Hat Crochet Pattern by IraRott