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Woven Trim Variation

This is a variation of the trim in the last post. I’ve used the same crocheted base and woven three knitted cords through. For the base, I used a sport weight yarn and size E (3.5mm) hook. This will produce trim which is about 5/8 to 3/4 inch wide.

Crochet a chain the length of trim. Turn and work double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Work double crochet in every stitch.

Knit icord three times plus several inches the length of trim. You can use three strands of the same icord or any combination. Insert the knitted icord into the smallest tube it will pull easily through. The knitted cords can be threaded on a large needle and pulled through, but feeding them through a tube is easier and prevents the cord from fraying. A larger tube will be more difficult to weave through the crocheted base, especially when inserting the second and third rows of cord.

Weave the tube with cord inserted in and out of the crochet stitches. Hold the ends of the crocheted base and cord in one hand and pull back to remove the tube, leaving the knitted cord in place.

To prevent the knitted cord from unraveling, tie thread around the cord at the end and beginning of each length. Weave the second cord through, alternating with the first cord. Nudge the first and second cords to one side and repeat with a third cord.

A row of chain stitches can be worked in the front of each stitch along the outer edges if desired.

More examples of trim with three cords woven through the basic crochet base. The top trim used three strands of the same cord and a chain stitch worked along the edges. The bottom trim used fine variegated sock yarn for cords, the darker shade along the edges and lighter shade in the middle. Have fun creating additional combinations. Trims using a three strand braid as a base coming next.

24 thoughts on “Woven Trim Variation”

  1. This is amazing and beautiful, as always! Thanks for your wonderful generosity in sharing these techniques! I will be starting another jacket in March and am always looking for trim ideas. I may just give this one a try!

  2. As always, beautiful and inspiring. I wish there was a good source where I live (Georgia) for purchasing these yarns. Whille seeing is better to match color, is there an online source you’d recommend?

    1. I order from Webs ( They have a large selection. It’s much easier to find yarn to match than pre-made trims. You can also deconstruct the fabric to get yarns. Thanks for reading.

  3. Hi Mary! This is Joyce, amakersshowandtell on Instagram. You commented on my recent IG post about having me do a guest post on your blog. I would be willing to give it a try, if you’ll help me along the way!

  4. Dear Mary, It’s really wonderful how you make these trims, I learn so much from this, and will definitely use this on a next jacket. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
    Greetings from Joke

  5. Simply gorgeous trims. So beautiful that I dream of several trims on so many new jackets. Grateful for your talent Mary.

  6. I look and look and look for the perfect trims, and I get to the point where I will settle for any trim that will do! Very Frustrating! I now have hope. Your trim ideas are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents!!

  7. Mary you can make us all believe that anything is possible! If I was ever going to make a French jacket, I think you have covered so much of the posts with your cool ideas and techniques that I could do it. Bless you for sharing so much!

    1. Thank you. French jackets can seem daunting but if you break it down into steps it becomes more manageable. Glad my tips are helpful. You could definitely handle it.

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