Part 3 of the New Year New Skill CAL, I’m going to teach you a little about crochet cables.

Hello and welcome to week 3 of the New Year New Skill CAL, you can follow along with the CAL at the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group, HERE.

New Year New Skill CAL Week 3 - Crochet Cables by Jessie At Home

This week I’m going to teach you a little about crochet cables. Crochet cables are made with front and back post stitches. If you are not familiar with post stitches, you can learn about them HERE.

To make crochet cables, you first skip some stitches (usually 1-3) then work some stitches (usually 1-3 again), then work back in the skipped stitches, either in front of or behind the first stitches you made, depending on which way you want the cables to lean. For cables of 2 or 3 stitches on each side, I tend to make the post stitches in the cables one size longer then the regular post stitches as they have more distance to cover. I have a written and video tutorial on post stitch cables HERE.

Last week I released a pattern that is perfect for learning cables. You can find the Cabled Ear Warmers pattern HERE. It’s quick and easy and can be made to just about any size.

Cabled Ear Warmers - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - 1

Feeling confident? Below is a pattern for 2, 4, and 6 stitch cables to help you master your skills. There is even a chart. Give it a go!

Abbreviations and Stitches
bpdc – back post double crochet
bptr – back post treble crochet
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

2, 4, 6 Cables - Jessie At Home

2, 4, 6 CABLES
Row 1: Ch 47, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as dc) and each remaining ch. – {45 dc}
Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 2 sts, bpdc around next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, [hdc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts] 2 times, hdc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 2 sts, hdc in last 3 sts.
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, skip 1st, fpdc around next st, fpdc around skipped st working in front of previous st, hdc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, fptr around next 2 sts, fptr around 2 skipped sts working in front of previous 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, skip 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, fptr around 3 skipped sts working in front of previous 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, skip 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, fptr around 3 skipped sts working behind previous 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, fptr around next 2 sts, fptr around 2 skipped sts working behind previous 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, skip 1 st, fpdc around next st, fpdc around skipped st working behind previous st, hdc in next 3 sts.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 for pattern.

2, 4, 6 Cables Chart
2, 4, 6 Cables Key

Well, I hope you have found this helpful. Here are a few more cable patterns to sharpen your skills.

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