HOW TO Crochet Cables Crossing to the Left or in Front

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Keep reading to learn how to crochet cables crossing to the left or in front.

Crochet cables makes any crochet project look good. This crochet technique is a great way to make texture to any crochet pattern & to give your crochet a knit-look feel.

Crochet cables do for the most part require you to know how to crochet post stitches, either in front or in the back.

Related: How to Crochet Front Post & Back Post Double Crochet

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Stitches:

Crochet cables crossing to the left are the most known & easiest way to crochet cables. It can be done with both double crochet stitches & treble crochet stitches & even longer stitches or shorter stitches.
The cables can also be done with a combination of the stitches mentioned above.

However for this tutorial I’ve decided to use the double crochet stitches as an example.

Width:

Crochet cables also come in different sizes or width. You can do them with any number of stitches, but what’s most common is cables done with about 4-8 stitches.

For this tutorial I’ll show you how to crochet cables crossing to the left or in front with 4 stitches.

If you have got one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how it is done. The pattern always offers written text, but now I will give you a lot of additional explanations. Most importantly there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns I’ve designed that are using crochet cables crossing to the left.

So let’s dive into the HOW TO Crochet Cables Crossing to the Left or in Front tutorial.

OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN HOW TO CROCHET CABLES TO THE LEFT OR IN Front


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can buy these both in sets & alone. They are available here:

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

HOW TO CROCHET CABLES TO THE LEFT OR IN FRONT – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:


CABLE ROWS & REPEATS:

Crochet cable instruction for a 4 stitches wide cable using post double crochet stitches. In instruction video I’ve used hdc stitches on each side to make the cable show. You can choose any.

Row 1 on RS: FPdc in 4 st.

Row 2 on WS: BPdc in 4 st.

Row 3 on RS: Sk 2 st, FPdc 1 in 3rd st, FPdc 1 in 4th st, go back, make the next 2 st in front of the 2 FPdc you just made: FPdc 1 in 1st sk st, FPdc 1 in 2nd sk st.

Row 4 on WS: BPdc in 4 st, in the same order as they where made.

Rep rows 1-4.

Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

HOW TO CROCHET CABLES TO THE LEFT OR IN FRONT – VIDEO GUIDE:


This video shows you how to crochet cables to the left or in front.
Enjoy the crochet cable video!

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING CABLES CROSSING TO THE LEFT OR IN Front


Find the patterns here.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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