Cable Crochet Stitch Tutorial

September 19, 2014Allison Murray
Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

I like crochet stitches that look way fancier than they really are. For example, this cable crochet stitch is about the closest thing I know that looks kind of like a knitted cable. I guess I should use “kind of” loosely. But there’s no doubt that the cable crochet stitch is one awesome way to introduce texture into your crochet pieces.

And all you need to know are the single and double crochet stitches to rock it. Truly!  Grab the hook and yarn of your choice and let’s get on down with it, shall we?

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

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Your base chain will need to be in multiples of 4 plus 2. For example, 4×5=20+2=22 OR 4×11=44+2=46

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Single crochet down the length.

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Turn, chain 3 (will act as first double crochet).

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Normally you would start your first double crochet in the first single crochet from the row below BUT in this case we’re going to skip it. Double crochet into the next three spots after the single you skipped.

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Go back and catch that stitch you skipped. Shimmy the hook even with the top for a looser cable and keep it lower, toward the previous row, for a tighter and puffier stitch.

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

Bam! One down and a few thousand more to go!

And if you’re less about pictures and more about video (I swear there is only one cat video bomb in this video!) watch it above!

Add fun texture to your crochet pieces with only single and double crochets! Check out the Cable Crochet Stitch! Pictorial and video tutorial!

The end result is really very pretty for so little effort which is why this stitch will always be in my arsenal. It makes lovely scarves and you can even omit the single crochet rows in between the cables for a more cable-y look

Comments (5)

  • Cindy

    September 19, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    I just love your video’s and your blog. Your directions are so easy to follow and I am so loving the cats!!! They are such a special addition!! BTW, I just love your father. He is such a sweetie and it warms my heart to see the two of you working so closely together on some of your projects!! Keep on doing what you are doing as it is working for me!!! :-)

    1. Allison Murray

      September 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      You’re the sweetest, Cindy! Thanks so much for leaving me such a sweet comment and I really, really appreciate how much you care. I hope to keep warming your heart for years to come :)

  • Joanne

    September 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Could you supply the US size crochet needle that I need and the kind if yarn. Actually, your yarn looks pretty heavy. I would like it lighter. Also, how many skeins would I need for the 46″ one? Thank you. I love this pattern.

    1. Allison Murray

      September 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Hi, Joanne – You can use pretty much any size hook you please for this pattern. I used my favorite, an H hook. As far as how many skeins you’d need, it won’t be far off I can’t tell you (because I just don’t know how to figure that up, honestly). To figure out how many skeins I need, I get one and start my project. I make sure to crochet the length I want, measure the width I got from it and divide that by the number of inches I need to achieve. And then I buy one extra skein because something always goes wonky :)

      I hope that helps!

  • Jane

    September 25, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    This stitch would be perfect for afghans and super-fast gifts :D

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