size F (3.75mm) and G (4mm) crochet hooks
2 skeins sock yarn (2 full skeins are not needed, but two strands are used throughout the pattern)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st / sts = stitch / stitches
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and size G hook, sc 6 sts into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 sts).
Round 3: *(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around (18 sts).
Round 4: Sc in next st, *(2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 2 sts), repeat from * to last st, sc last st (24 sts).
Round 5: *(2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 5 sts), repeat from * around (28 sts).
Round 6: Sc in ea st around.
Round 7: *(Sc in st beneath next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around.
Rounds 8-10: Hdc in ea st around.
Rounds 11-14: Dc in ea st around.
Round 15: *(Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in ea of next 3 sts), repeat from * 4 times. (Ch 2, dc in ea of next 2 sts) twice.
Round 16: Dc in ea st around, working 3 dc in ea ch 2 space, to last 2 sts. Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in beginning dc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
To make the cord, you can either crochet a length of chain with the size F hook, or use the twisted cord technique, if you prefer.
Add beads to finished cord, if desired.