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?
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
Single crochet down the length.
Turn, chain 3 (will act as first double crochet).
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.
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.
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!
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