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How to Crochet a Cable Stitch



This is a great crochet tutorial for you to follow. Learn how to make a cable stitch in only eight steps. Four stitches are needed for the cable stitch.


  1. In order to make a crocheted cable you will need 4 stitches. Therefore chain in multiples of 4, plus add 3. For example, 4 cables would be 16 stitches, plus 3, equals 19, therefore chain 19 stitches. Single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, and in each stitch of the chain.

  2. Chain 3 and turn.

  3. Skip the next stitch, double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.

  4. Insert the hook, from front to back, into the first stitch skipped.

  5. Draw up a loop, loosely, bring it to the top of the last double crochet worked, and finish the double crochet with yarn over, and through the loops.

  6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 across the row. End the row with a double crochet in the last stitch.
  7. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row.

  8. Repeat the steps, starting at step 2.
  9. Photo shows 3 rows of cable stitch completed.

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Jun 20, 2014

Clear, simple, and precise. Thank you!


Feb 21, 2014

this is a lovely stitch and gives the appearance of a cable so effective I am using it with chunky wool and hook size 6.5mm and the finish excellent it will make a lovely cushion cover of a firm and chunky style .


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Apr 2, 2013

This is a nice enough stitch but it certainly is NOT a "Cable".


Oct 2, 2012

Thank you for clear photos of cable stitch. My pattern book didn't have these and I really needed to see what to do with this new stitch.


Feb 23, 2012

I really enjoy your website. I have learn some many new pattern and able to share them with others.


Nov 8, 2011

You will find a video tutorial for an ACTUAL CROCHET CABLE stitch on this link: It's much better than this X stitch instruction provided here!


Jun 2, 2011

Thank you everyone for bringing this to our attention. We have fixed the mistake and the instructions should be much easier to follow now. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeCrochet


Jun 1, 2011

Since when does 16 plus 3 equal 17?????????????


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