September 12, 2018

When I first started Kathy’s Kozies in 2014 (long before offering patterns and laser cut goods) this was one of the first things I made as gifts for my customers. I was making a lot of market bags at the time and i would have these little scraps left over. Turned out it would be the perfect amount for these cord keepers! They ended up being a best seller at craft shows and in shops that I sold my finished pieces in.

These Cord Keepers are great to have around to keep wires in check.  Use them for phone charger wires, ear buds and more! Easily adjust the pattern to make them longer or wider and even use them for hairdryer cords!

I like to make these cord keepers in coordinated sets of three.

This project is an excellent stash buster! I sell these at craft fairs, in coordinated sets at boutiques, and use as a thank you for a purchase. They use small bits of worsted weight cotton yarn (preferred), but you can use any type of yarn!

Easily brand your packaging with a business card template.

I use a business card template in Microsoft Word and copy all my information in each “card” rectangle. When I’m feeling lazy and up for spending a few extra bucks, I will use business card paper, this way there is no cutting and you just tear the cards apart. Otherwise I use card stock like above and cut them out.

I Found that these were commonly purchased as a gift, so having your business info available is extra important.

I purchase small ziplocks (second photo) to put it all in. You can get a hundred or so and more per package for a few bucks at Hobby Lobby or Michaels in the jewelry section. And voila! Easy peasy!

 A PDF of this pattern with step by step photos may be purchased  here on my website or here in my Etsy.

My beautiful ”beach comber” hook was made be the talented My Darn Yarn

Materials:

  • 3.75mm hook (Gauge is not super important here, use a larger hook, get a larger cord keeper. I prefer F or G for using this to hold small wires)
  • Small amounts of cotton or acrylic worsted weight yarn. I prefer cotton.
  • 3/4”-1” Buttons – All buttons in this post were made by me and you can find them in my Etsy
  • Unruly Cord
Shop Buttons
All buttons are made by me and available in my Etsy Shop

Stitches Used:

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

Pattern Notes:

I leave a long tail in the beginning of your foundation chain and use that  when sewing on the button. The buttons used here are made with holes big enough for worsted weight yarn and a medium sized yarn needle.

When working in the foundation chain, you will work on the wrong side or bottom loop (back bump).

Working in the ”back Bump” or ”Third loop” gives your finished pieces a clean finished look.

Pattern:

Ch 13

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in each chain to end. CH 1 turn (12 sc)

Row 2-4: SC in each SC, CH1 turn (12 stitches) Do not turn on last row.

For Button Loop, pivot work so the it is vertical and you are working on the short end closes to the hook.

Row 5: CH 1, SC into middle of last SC in the 4th row. CH 3, SC on opposite side into last SC of the first row. Ch 1 turn

Row 6: SC in first SC, 3 SC in ch 3 space, SC in last SC.  (5SC) Fasten off.

 Weave in end by the button loop. 

Use starting end to sew on your button then weave in that end. 

All done! No go get those cords in check!

We’d love to see your finished Cord Keepers! Tag your photos on Instagram with @KathysKozies and use the hashtag #KathysKozies

Hook shown in pictures is from My Darn Yarn. Find them on Etsy and Instagram.

Pattern and images are Copyright ©Kathy’s Kozies, Forget-Me-Not Creations LLC.

Please do not reproduce and redistribute this pattern or images in this pattern as your own. Not for commercial use.

You are welcome to sell your finished piece, but if you do, I ask that you specify Kathy’s Kozies as the original designer and provide a link back to my pattern.