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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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”
Hi Jennifer, you’re very welcome! I do have a video that shows bpdc – is that what you’re referring to? https://www.mooglyblog.com/post-stitches-raisedrelief/
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!
Can you tell me how this is done? Thanks =)
Crochet cables! Post stitches worked diagonally. That looks like a great pattern!
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!!
😀 Thank you so much Ginny! I’m so glad!
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?
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.
I am trying to do the braided cables tote in a crochet world pattern but struggling with the fptr back in row 3 of the pattern I am going to paste the pattern below.
Thank you in advance…….if unable to help do you know where I can go?
I had to remove the pattern due to copyright issues, but I’ll try to help you here as best I can! Also, be sure to look through the pattern notes before the written instructions on the pattern – it looks like there might be quite a few for this pattern. I also found the designer on Ravelry, where you can message her directly: http://www.ravelry.com/people/ntmaglia
But reading what you did provide, it looks like you bptr in the bptr that’s in the middle stitch of the original set of 3 post sts (the first one made in Rnd 2), then working behind the bptr, you fptr around the previous 2 sts. These three sts would be the last 2 dc made in the previous corner, and the fptr you made at the very end of Rnd 2 (around the same st as the ch-3). You still work left to right, so you go around the 3rd dc in the corner (right after the ch-2), then the 4th dc, then the fptr. Does that make sense?
I will definitely try it when I get out of work..
Sounds good from what I can tell…..Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out!
😀 I hope it helps! Thank you Trina!
I’m trying to do the Austin cable is that the same as the video I just watched
It is not – there are hundreds of cable patterns out there, all unique – this just shows the basic idea!