Cordial: Yarn or Cord?
When I first met Red Heart Cordial, I thought it was the perfect cord for macram. 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 macram 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.9942 Jazzy 9946 Neon 9949 Cheerful 9951 All-Star 9958 Sprout 9960 Natural 9964 Greyscale
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 macram some simple knots. Use these hangers for clay pots or cool glass containers.LW4879 Crochet Plant Hanger LW4797 Macrame Plant Hanger
For casual days, these crocheted bracelets are the ideal way to finish your look in little time.LW4664 One-Row Double Crochet Bracelet LW4652 Buttoned Cuff 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 macram.