knitting loom Ideas for I-Cords
The instructions for these i-cord projects are for needle knitting rather than looms, but the idea is to make i-cords in the length you need and then assemble them to make what you want.
 Ideas for Hat Tops

You can start at 6 stitches and knit a few rows then decrease one, knit a few and repeat until you have just one to "bind off".
Make a regular I-cord and run the yarn tail back down the center of it and pull it up so that the I-cord puckers and knot it on the inside of the hat.

Make a little group of 2-3 stitch I-cords in different colors. Or knit a long one and tie a knot an inch or so above the top of the hat.

You can make I-cord dolls and animals using the attached I-cord as one leg. I think I saw I-cord bumble bees somewhere that were cute. I-cord is fun!

I've made Sarah's little bear (and turned it into other animals and people) and stitched them to hats, hair clips and sweater pockets, etc.

Icord People and Animals (You'll need Sarah's I-cord Bear pattern...see below)
I-cord BoyHow to attach your person to your hat


The boy is made with a 5 stitch I-cord of 4 ply cheap acrylic. The body is an inch flesh color, and inch red, an inch and a half blue, an inch red and an inch flesh color.

The legs are 4 inches of blue. The arms, 2 1/4 inch red. I put them together as in the pattern and stitched the hair on with black yarn.

The hands and feet are French knots made with a doubled yarn, (but could be beads), his nose a French knot with a single yarn and just 2 wraps. Eyes and mouth are yarn but could be beads or embroidery thread.


The sheep is a 4 stitch I-cord stitched so one end overlaps to form the head. The legs and ears are a crocheted chain and the tail is a wrapped stitch.

You can use your imagination to form all kinds of animals. The boy can be a girl by the addition of some girl hair or make the legs flesh colored and add a skirt. Sew a pin back or a hair clip onto the back or stitch to a hat or sweater. Or crochet a bag in the shape of a house or a truck and put some people and animals in it for a car/carry-along toy.
I-Cord Teddy BearThis little teddy has a million uses (well, almost a million!) He can be used to decorate sweaters, scarves, hats, scrunchies, head-bands, shoulder bags, backpacks, sloppy joes (sweatshirts),  or could even live in your doll house.

See for instructions on how to knit i-cord.

Materials: Teddy was made with a scrap of dk weight yarn on 4mm needles and measures approximately 7½ cm (3 inches) in height.



Cast on 4sts and work 7 cms i-cord.
Break yarn and thread through sts. Pull tight and fasten off.

Body and Head
Cast on 4sts and work 8cm i-cord. Fasten off as above.

Arms (make 1)
Cast on 4sts and work 5cm i-cord. Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)
Cast on 1 st.
K1, P1, K1 into the st, turn, slip 1, k2tog, psso.
Fasten off, leaving ends long enough to sew ears to teddy's head.
Tie ends of thread together and pull tight so that right side of knitting shows on the outside of the bobble.

Making Up:
Join the ends of the body i-cord to form a loop.
Fold, so that the seam is at the centre back.
Thread legs through the base of the body, fold down and stitch so that the legs stay in place. Thread arms through body above legs and stitch in place.
Wind yarn around the neck, stitch on ears and embroider face.


This pattern is Copyright © Sarah Bradberry 1999, all rights reserved.

Copyright © 2000 Hazel Spencer. Used with permission

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