Welcome to Saturday Stitch Explorers! This weeks stitch is the cable stitch, which is a super easy stitch to learn for beginners because it only uses a double crochet & a long half double crochet. The cable stitch also has a 1 row repeat! 1 row! That makes it even better! I created a simple headband pattern using this stitch, so keep an eye out next week for the full written pattern and video for that pattern.
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Complete video tutorial at of the Cable Stitch is at the bottom of post – for all the visual learners out there.
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Are you ready to learn this new stitch? Let’s get started!
I hope you enjoy this stitch! Happy Crocheting!
The Cable Stitch
|lhdc||long half double crochet|
|fsc||foundation single crochet|
|ch (s)||chain (s)|
|* … *||repeat from * to * as many times indicated|
+ Stitch Guide:
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 (2 times).
sc – single crochet
insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook.
lhdc – long half double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop stretching it to the height of your working stitches, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
create a slip knot. ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain. yo, draw up a loop. ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook. (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1. yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).
- Pattern worked in back and forth rows.
- Super easy!
- Multiples of 4 + 2.
- For using a chain to start, create multiples of 4 + 3.
- First stitch of each row is made in same as turning chain.
For this tutorial I used Yarn Bee, Denim in Color in Ivory and a 6 mm hook.
Row 1: Fsc multiples of 4 + 2.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc 1 in first st. *skip 1 st, dc 1 in next 3 sts, lhdc 1 in skipped st,* rep *…* across, then dc 1 in last st.
Repeat row 2 until you reach desired height.
To work it with a chain instead of a foundation single crochet:
Chain any multiple of 4 + 3.
Row 1: Sc 1 in 1st ch from hook, sc 1 in ea ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc 1 in first st, *sk 1 st, dc 1 in each of next 3 sts, lhdc 1 in skipped st,* rep *…* across, ending with 1 dc in last st.
Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired height.
Congratulations! You’re finished!
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What can I make with the Cable Stitch?
The cable stitch creates a nice thick fabric, but is peppered with tiny holes, which makes it perfect for a scarf, or baby blanket that isn’t too hot. I created a headband with this stitch, because of the thickness, but it also lets a bit of air thought which is nice.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!