LEARN HOW TO CROCHET CABLES CROSSING TO THE LEFT OR IN FRONT:
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.
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.
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However for this tutorial I’ve decided to use the double crochet stitches as an example.
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:
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:
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:
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.
BPdc = back post double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
RS = right side
Sk = skip
St = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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.