Crochet Cables are a wonderful way to add texture to any crochet project, whether the cables are more complicated, or simple such as this Straight Cable design.
Crochet Cables are versatile! The straight cable can be worked really using any number of stitches. They can be as thin or as thick as you like. In the particular swatch that I will work with you below I will work three thicknesses of cables: one with a single stitch, one with two stitches and one with three stitches.
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Essentially a cable stitch is a front post stitch, in our case a front post triple that is worked around the post of the front post stitch two rows below. The texture is all to one side and the pattern is worked with cable stitches being worked in the odd number rows and rows of simple half double crochet stitches being worked as the rows in-between. This will all make sense as you watch the video tutorial below.
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in one colour. It is a worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose, even experiment with stripes of colour!
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Straight Cable Crochet Stitch:
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Fptr – Front Post Triple/Treble Stitch
Hdc – Half Double Crochet Stitch
Rpt – Repeat
Yo – yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms
- Weave in ends as needed
- This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin you will make a foundation chain. For this pattern you may use any multiple of stitches plus one for your foundation chain. The length of the foundation chain needed will depend on the number and width of cables that you wish to create. For this particular swatch where I work a variety of cables, I will chain 24.
Hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Hdc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Hdc in each of the 1st 3 sts, fptr working over the next st and around the post of the st 2 rows below, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [fptr working over the next st and around the post of the st 2 rows below] twice, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [fptr working over the next st and around the post of the st 2 rows below] 3 times, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [fptr working over the next st and around the post of the st 2 rows below] twice, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, fptr working over the next st and around the post of the st 2 rows below, hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as you would like. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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