Interesting MOTIVES from the “Caterpillar” cord CROCHET

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Interesting MOTIVES from the “Caterpillar” cord CROCHET

Creating flower motifs using the “Caterpillar” cord crochet technique can result in unique and interesting designs. Here’s a simple crochet flower motif pattern using the “Caterpillar” cord technique:

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Materials:

  • “Caterpillar” cord (also known as icord or French knitted cord)
  • Crochet hook suitable for your cord size
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet

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Caterpillar Cord:

  1. Create a long “Caterpillar” cord using your preferred method (French knitting, spool knitting, etc.). Ensure it’s long enough for the number of stitches required for the flower motif.

Flower Motif:

Round 1:

  1. Join the cord into a ring by making a slipknot and placing it on your crochet hook. Slip stitch into the first cord stitch to form a ring.
  2. Ch 1, work 8 sc into the ring. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (8 sc)

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Round 2: 3. Ch 1, sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st; repeat around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (12 sc)

Round 3: 4. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st; repeat around. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (18 hdc)

Round 4: 5. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in the first two stitches, 2 hdc in the next st; repeat around. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (24 hdc)

Round 5: 6. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in the first two stitches, 2 dc in the next st; repeat around. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3. (32 dc)

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Round 6: 7. Ch 1, sl st in the first st, ch 3, sl st in the same st; repeat around. Join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Attach the “Caterpillar” cord to the flower by sewing or crocheting it into the center of the flower. This creates a unique and textured center for your flower motif. You can use these motifs to embellish various projects or string them together to create a beautiful garland. Experiment with different cord colors to add more variety to your designs. Enjoy your crocheting!

video tutorial :

Interesting MOTIVES from the “Caterpillar” cord CROCHET