Week 31 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 31 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Simple Cable stitch. Cable stitches are much easier to make than they first appear. The Simple Cable is one of the easier cables to make.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Double crochet (dc) = Treble crochet

Back post double crochet (bpdc) = back post treble crochet

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) = Front post double treble crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 4mm hook for this square

Start by making a foundation chain of 32

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook (turning chain counts as a stitch) make a dc. Dc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Row 2. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. dc in the next 2 stitches. *Skip 3 stitches and make a front post treble crochet in the next 3 stitches. 

the skipped stitches

Go back to the 3 skipped stitches and working in front of the stitches you just made, make a fptr in each of the 3 stitches starting with the one next to the dc at the beginning of the row.

Make 3 fptr in the next 3 stitches*

Dc in the next 6 stitches. Repeat between *and* one time then dc in the last 3 stitches

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. In the next 9 stitches make a back post double crochet. You may have to reach under some stitches in the pocket between them

the pocket to work your stitches

In the next 6 stitches make a dc.

In the next 9 stitches make a bpdc. Dc in the last 3 stitches.

Turn

Row 4. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. dc in the next 2 stitches. *Make a front post treble crochet in the next 3 stitches. Skip the next 3 and make fptr in the next 3 stitches. Go back to the 3 skipped stitches and working in front of the stitches you just made, make a fptr in each stitch, starting with the one furthest away from you.*

Dc in the next 6 stitches. Repeat between *and* one time then dc in the last 3 stitches

row 3

Row 5. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. In the next 9 stitches make a back post double crochet. You may have to reach under some stitches in the pocket between them. In the next 6 stitches make a dc.

In the next 9 stitches make a bpdc. Dc in the last 3 stitches.

Rows 6-13. Repeat rows 2 – 5

The Border

For the top and bottom make a sc on each stitch.

For the sides make 3 sc in the side of rows 1, 4, 10 and 13. Make 2 sc in the side of all other rows.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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