Cable Stitch

Cable Stitch

A more complex style of crochet which causes the work to look 3D or stand out. You will typically see cables done on Sweaters or even afghans. It is a bit more complex as stitches will cross over each other which causes bulges and thickness to build up. It requires more care on counting stitches at the very beginning of your project to make sure your work is inline. When working on free crochet afghan patterns this is great to know how to do.

Pros & Cons

  • Complex and not for beginners.
  • Stunning results if done in the right color. Some colors don’t show off this technique that well. Experimenting may be required to see how it will look before attempting the project.
  • It will take longer and can be a bit frustrating as some stitches are hard to access due to the technique.




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where's the pattern?

There is a tutorial in youtube to make this hat, look for Crochetgeek and the name of the video is crochet cable hat with earflaps.

I too thought that this was going to be a tutorial. I have a sweater pattern that I got from this site that has a cable stitch incorporated into it. The instructions are incomprehensible to a right handed crocheter professional instructor (who I took it to for clarification). As a left handed crocheter (intermediate to advanced) they may as well have been written in hieroglyphics!

Where do I find the pattern?? Don't see it.

Hi everyone, if you go to, there are instructions to the video of Mikey teaching the cable stitch. Hope this helps.

Instructions for cable stitches are incorporated into each individual patter, as they are made by stitching into the front post on one row, and into the back post on the next row. (i.e., fpdc = front post double crochet or bpdc = back post double crochet, and so on.

Where's the tutorial?

Very disappointed, link name very deceiving, I also thought this was a "how to" do a Cable Stitch, i.e., instructions.... :(

I too thought this was a link to directions on how to make the Cable Stitch. Maybe a better name for this would be "What is the Cable Stitch".

Hi D McP, This is a simple explanation of a cable stitch, not a project. Thanks!

where is the link to the Cable Stitch Directions????


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