Face Mask Neck Cord | How to Crochet Romanian Cord

Face Mask Cord

Face Mask Neck Cord | How to Crochet Romanian Cord

This week on Ask Me Monday I solve an issue I never thought would be one, where to put your ear loop, elastic face mask when you’re temporarily not wearing it (ie. in the car). Think, glasses-chain for your face mask!

We’ll learn how to crochet a Romanian Cord, which can be used for any number of projects, from drawstrings to purse handles, but we’ll turn into a face mask neck cord. Here’s the scoop!


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How to Crochet Romanian Cord.

Romanian Cord | How to Crochet

Ch 3.

Romanian Cord: Ch 3


  • Insert hook in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook. You’ll now have 3 loops on the hook (shown).

Romanian Cord Tutorial


  • YO, pull loop through the first 2 loops. You’ll now have 2 loops on the hook. YO pull through 2 loops. Stitch finished, you’ll now have 1 loop on the hook.
  • Turn hook clock-wise so you see the top of the stitch, which will have one bar, nestled under it like a scarf (see below.)


  • Insert hook, from right to left, into the bar; pull through first loop. You’ll now have 2 loops on the hook. YO, pull through both loops.

Ok, now you’re set up and ready to go!

* Main:

  • Turn hook clock-wise so you see what will now look like a scarf that’s been wrapped twice. In other words, there will now be 2 bars. Insert hook, from right to left, into the 2 bars. You’ll now have 3 loops on hook (shown).

  • YO, pull through first 2 loops. YO pull through last 2 loops.

Repeat from * until cord is desired length. BO.


Face Mask Neck Cord


Small amount of DK-weight yarn 

Size U.S. G/4.5 mm crochet hook (I recommend Knitter’s Pride Ginger’s for this project, because of their point tip.)

Sharp, tapestry needle

2, Lanyard clips

2, O-rings



Leaving a 6″/15 cm tail, work Romanian Cord (see above and video tutorial) until piece measures 26″/66 cm (without tail) OR 2″/5 cm shorter than the desired length. 

Fasten off, leaving a 6″/15 cm tail.


Assemble neck cord:

  • Slide o-ring onto lanyard clip. Repeat for the second set.
  • Slide one end of the cord, about 1″/2.5 cm, through o-ring and fold into the loop.
  • Feel tail through a tapestry needle. Make a couple of tack stitches to secure.

How to Create Loop for Face Mask Neck Cord.

  • Wrap tail multiple times around both widths of the loop. Knot and trim. How to yarn wrap.
  • Repeat for the opposite side.
  • Clip the face mask neck cord to the elastic ear loops on your mask. You’re done!

Face Mask Neck Cord


Looking for cloth face mask tutorials? Check out my round-up here!


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5 Responses to “Face Mask Neck Cord | How to Crochet Romanian Cord”

  1. Bettymae Gange

    What is an a Annamecasa? ? Why were they made and when ?

    • Vickie Howell

      I’m sorry, I don’t understand the question.

  2. Sarah

    This crochet stitch looks so nice. I want to make these cords for lanyards for my grandnieces going back to school. So, I need to know the width when using yarn. Thank you for your instructions.