Cordial…is it yarn, or is it cord?

E832 CordialWhen I first met Red Heart Cordial, I thought it was the perfect cord for macramé. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it could be crocheted into such usable, durable, great-looking items. If you see it in the store it looks like a stiff ball of yarn. Like this…

When you crochet with it, it magically becomes perfect for all sorts of things. So I think of it as a “cord that you can either use for macramé knotting or for crochet”.

My favorite Cordial project is this Bricks Basket in the color called “Cheerful”. It’s one of the seven multi-colored shades in the Cordial color set.

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9942 Jazzy
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9946 Neon
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9949 Cheerful
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9951 All-Star
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9958 Sprout
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9960 Natural
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9964 Greyscale

 

LW5099 Bricks Basket

The designer, Julie King, has used pieces of leather for the handles, giving this crocheted basket a completely finished look. I am thinking of making it as a gift, but I think that when I make it, I will want to keep it for myself.

Here are some other ideas that are available as free patterns on redheart.com.

You can make hangers for plants with Cordial…
Crochet this meshy hanger in little time, or macramé some simple knots. Use these hangers for clay pots or cool glass containers.

LW4879 Crochet Plant Hanger
LW4879 Crochet Plant Hanger
LW4797 Macrame Plant Hanger
LW4797 Macrame Plant Hanger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most stylish home décor is now featuring macramé wall hangings. All you need is some Cordial and a branch or dowel to hang it from.

LW4723 Macrame Wall Art
LW4723 Macrame Wall Art

Whether you enjoy dressing in boho style or just like to accent more classic looks, these macramé necklaces are a great way to express your style.

LW4547 Squared with a Twist Pendant
LW4547 Squared with a Twist Pendant
LW4548 Square Macrame Pendant
LW4548 Square Macrame Pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For casual days, these crocheted bracelets are the ideal way to finish your look in little time.

LW4664 One-Row Double Crochet Bracelet
LW4664 One-Row Double Crochet Bracelet

LW4652 Buttoned Cuff Bracelet
LW4652 Buttoned Cuff Bracelet

LW4663 Chain Wrap Bracelet
LW4663 Chain Wrap Bracelet

I hope that you will give Cordial a try (if you haven’t already). And let us know if you like using this cord for crochet and macramé.