Basic Crochet Cables

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People have been asking me about crochet cabling, and with good reason – there are some great cabled crochet projects and patterns out there! Basically, crochet cables are made with post stitches. Most of the time these will be front post double crochet (fpdc) and front post treble crochet (fptrc) stitches, but of course each cable pattern will have it’s own variations – and that’s the fun of it!

I’ve used post stitches to create crochet cables in the Diamond Crochet Cowl and Cable Heart Gift Bag patterns, but in this video I demonstrate a very basic overlapping cable pattern that’s a little more traditional.

And really, that’s all there is to it! Cabling with crochet is so fun and like every stitch, once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll wonder why you ever waited. Thanks for watching!

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    Jennifer says

    Thank you so much for this video. I have looked at so many that were impossible to follow or to understand. I followed along with you on this and it was so simple. I do wonder if you have another video to show the cross going “Behind” the second set of fpdc’s, instead of “in front of”

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    Azita says

    You are phenomenal! I’ve just discovered your blog, and I’ve learned more about crochet today from your videos than I have in the several years I’ve been doing it! So thank you so so much. I’m pinning and pinning and pinning!

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    Ginny says

    So easy to follow, and remember! I’ve been trying to learn a cable stitch off and on again for years from books, but to no avail. Literally hours and hours wasted. I was able to learn it in just 10 minutes w this tutorial. Thank you, thank you!!

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    Nikki says

    Do the same rules apply to crocheting cables on a hat/in the round? Can you skip the “wrong side” sc row and just continue on with the dc post stitches and tr post stitches? or will the height be different?

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      Tamara Kelly says

      Great question! Yes and yes. 😉 You can work the post stitches on every round, skipping the “back” rows, but it will affect the height – so you might use dc post stitches instead of tr post stitches, depending on the pattern. There are some great looking hats out there using cabling though! The Divine Hat is probably the most popular. There’s also the Diamond Crochet Cowl here on Moogly that uses crochet cables in the round – it includes the plain rows to keep the height and spacing, but without turning.


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