How to Crochet Romanian Cord

How to Crochet Romanian Cord
This should have been posted yesterday. Sadly that didn’t happen. Youtube and I had a difference of opinion. I thought should be allowed to upload an innocent little how-to-crochet video. Youtube seemed to think the world had enough of those because it stubbornly resisted all of my efforts Saturday and Sunday morning. But now we have made up and are friends again… until the next time.
So here is Sunday Stitch for your Monday.

How to Crochet Romanian Cord

Romanian Cord, aka Romanian Lace Cord (and also aka Macrame Cord even though it is not macrame), is a pretty but dead simple cord that you can whip up whenever you need. It’s fully reversible and works up fast. I’ve seen it used as ties, edges, stitched on embellishments. I’ve seen it looped and worn as bracelets, necklets, and on one occasion earrings.


Here is how you make it:


There are endless variations of the side-to-side cord making technique and most of them fall under the header of Romanian Point Lace. At its most elaborate, the cords are looped and stitched together to create beautiful lace designs with infill.

A FANTASTIC and free Romanian Point Lace Tutorial by Thread Head

So if you have never tried Romanian Cord, jump right in. It might just be the perfect finishing touch to add to your next big project. And if you are already familiar with this style of side-to-side cord making, just know there is a whole world of this obscure way to make lace for you to loose yourself in.



Print Friendly

Related Content


"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen

8 Comments on "How to Crochet Romanian Cord"

Notify of
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

How pretty! You are so clever


Wow in my many years crocheting that’s one I’ve never come across. I can think of several projects where I could have used it. Thanks so much for the great video.


This looks really interesting, will give it a go
What sort of things would you use it for?


I used the flat lace “tape” on baby hats- stitched to the bottom of ear flaps, and adorned on the ends with little pom poms or tassels. It is a much more polished look than simply braiding and knotting the yarn.

Ingsknits asked what would you use the Romanian cord for (I assume besides for Romanian Lace). So did I. Then I started making it, then went crazy. If you notice, there are loops along each side of the cord. First, I did a double crochet in each loop across, ch 2 turn, and make a dc in each dc across. This makes a fabric with a strong edge. I make it into bags with more cord for a strap. I also make a knitted fabric by picking up a loop in each loop and placing them on a knitting needle.… Read more »