The Simple Cable Stitch – Week 31 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Cable stitches are much easier to make than they first appear. The Simple Cable is one of the easiest cables to make.

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

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

Chain 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

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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.

Add an extra stitch in the corners for the turn.

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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