Crocheted Power Cords

My phone cord is splitting at the seams.  It is on its last leg for sure. Ugh!!  I know I’m not alone here.  This is the inevitable fate of all plastic covered cords.  I bet you have one or two of these beauties around your house as well.I have been seeing fancy phone cords advertised on Facebook and have been tempted to buy a bunch to give as gifts.  Then I thought to myself, “Why should I spend $20.00 on a cord when I can crochet one instead?!”  Why not?

I had some sock yarn that has been waiting for me to learn to knit into socks for a long while now. (I don’t think socking is ever going to happen).  Wrapping my cord will have to be this yarn’s fate.

Here is how I did it:

  • Cover the split cord with electrical tape

  • Start wrapping yarn by laying about a  6″ tail on the cord and then wrap around it for about 1/2″
  • Place your 2.5mm crochet hook under the cord, hook the yarn and single crochet around the cord.
  • Repeat this all the length of the power cord.  It is fun to see the different colors peek their heads out with the fun variegated sock yarn🙂
  • When you come to the end of the cord, where the ridge is higher from the plug. Cut yarn with a 12″ tail and fasten off 
  • Finish this last 1/2″ or so by circling the tail around the cord and placing the end under the loop and pulling tight. -this is like the crossover of tying your shoe lace.
  • Repeat the crossover knots until the end of the plug.
  • On the last loop, go under three times, pull tight, and cut thread.

There you go!  Easy, easy:) It took me about an hour from start to finish this cord.  Doesn’t it look great?!  That is a whole lot stronger and cooler than that flimsy rubber coated original.

I enjoyed making this so much that I covered a not so tattered cord as well!  How could I resist when I have all of that beautiful yarn?

I hope I have inspired you to hook some SWEET power cords for yourself and maybe even a few for your loved ones.

Thank you for dropping by and reading my blog.  Please feel free to comment if you have any questions.

3 thoughts on “Crocheted Power Cords

  1. I definitely need a “Love” button for this one!!!!!! I may have to go and BUY a skein of cute variegated to do it. My cords are just fine …….. but NAKED….and this situation must be addressed (as you pointed out!!). This is way cool!!!!

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