I love finger crochet cords. They are really fun to make and they can be extremely versatile - adapting themselves from very functional lives to very decorative styles.
|Beaded Finger Crochet Cord used in Swarovski Crochet Necklace & Bangles (CH0296)|
Finger Crochet Cord is done without the aid of any crochet hooks. They can be made plain (without beads or other embellishments) or with beads, as per illustration above.
I first came across this in my pre-teen days - in one of the earliest crochet books I ever possessed.
|One of my early Crochet Books|
This book is totally in Japanese. I dont' know enough Japanese to be able to read it, so I have chosen to call this technique Finger Crochet Cord.
The following illustrated steps are adapted from the book. I have added some English text for clarity.
You start off the standard way. Having one end pullable is core to this technique.
One can easily add beads, sequins, or other embellishments to this by pre-stringing them on and then working them into the cord as you build it.
I hope you enjoyed this little episode of How To Finger Crochet a Cord.