How to Do a Cable Stitch in Double Crochet

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A cable stitch is something that you have to do in a very particular way in the world of double crochet. Find out how to do a cable stitch in double crochet with help from a crochet expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and I want to show you how to do cable stitches with crochet. It's really, almost the same look as with the knitting. First you want to crochet a row of double crochet stitches. Then, on the second row, you're going to start just as you did the first row, doing your normal double crochets. But then, when you want to start getting that cable look, you're going to do what's called a front post double-crochet stitch. You do your yarn over, but here you slide your hook behind the double crochet stitch, from the row below. And then, you do your yarn over and pull through a loop. Pull it up a bit, yarn over, pull through the first two loops, yarn over, pull through the second two loops. So, you've crated this ridge that's going to stand up and give you that cabled look. So, let's do four cables in a row. Front post double-crochet stitch, pull up a loop, pull through two loops, pull through two. Do two more to create a really nice cabled look. Then, you're going to want to go through the rest of the row with your regular crochet stitches. Be sure to check the back and skip the stitches that lay behind your front post double-crochets, so one, two, three, four. You're going to want to do your next double crochet stitch into that, this loop and go all the way through. Finish up your row with regular double crochet stitches and then, I'll show you the third row of how to keep that cabled look going. In the third row, again, you're going to start just the way you did all of your other rows. And you're going to do regular double crochet stitches all the way down to the row, until you get to the front post double-crochet stitches you did in the previous row. When you get to the double crochet stitches, that you did in the front posts and the row below. You're going to do what's called a back post double-crochet stitch. So, yarn over, and this time, you're working into the back of the work. So, kind of flip your work around, slide in your hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through the first two loops, yarn over, pull through the last two loops. And see how you've created a double crochet stitch, but in the back of your work. So, when you flip it over, it's creating that same ridge that you've been doing in the previous rows. So, do that for the next three stitches and then, finish your row, just as you would with your regular double crochet stitches, and be sure to skip four loops. And there you have it, when I turn it around, you can see where the cables are. I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and I've just demonstrated for you how to create the cable stitch in crochet.


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