How to Crochet a Cable Stitch
One of the beatiful things about crochet is that it is so versatile. There really isn’t anything you can’t create (and is the only art for where you can create any 3 dimensional shape; ie: coral).
The cable stitch is one that is quite simple to make but takes a bit of practice to get down. This is a perfect tutorial to show you how to create a cable stitch. It works well in many projects but my favorite is in an afghan.
Ch 15. Sc in the second chain from the hook and each ch across. Turn.
If you are going to use the same colour, ch 3 (this counts as your first dc – see Photo 2 above) or start with a chainless double crochet.
If you are going to use a different colour, start with a standing double crochet in the last sc of the previous round.
*Skip the next st (indicated with an arrow in Photo 2). Dc in the next 3 st’s (Photo 3). Working over the 3 dc’s, yarn over and insert your hook into the skipped stitch (indicated with an arrow in Photo 4). Pull up a loop to the height of the dc’s – see Photo 5. This loop should encompass the 3 dc’s and should be visible on the front AND back of your work. (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice, completing an extended (or long) dc (Photo 6).* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Dc in the last st (Photo 9).
For the full tutorial from Look What I Made, click here.