Week 14 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

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Week 14 of the 50 Stitches crochet along features the Cable stitch. This stitch creates a cable across a group of dc. It is created by pulling up a loop in a stitch several stitches back and pulling it across the dc already created.

If you would ,like to know how to crochet the cable stitch for any length project, you can see how here

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms but you can find the UK translation below

UK Translation

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 4mm hook for this square

Chain 31

Row 1. Sc in 3rd chain from hook (turning chain counts as a stitch) sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Row 2. Alternate turning chain in first stitch. skip the next stitch and dc in next 3 stitches. Go back to the skipped stitch and make a cable

cable in the skipped stitch

(Yarn over, insert hook into the skipped stitch you made before the 3 dc and pull up a long loop across the 3 dc so the loop is the height of the other stitches. Complete the stitch as you would a normal dc – this is your cable stitch)

pull loop up high
                                           Pull up your cable stitch until it is as high as the other stitches in the row

*Skip the next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. Go back to the skipped stitch and make a cable* repeat the pattern between * and *

Dc in last stitch (30 stitches)

Tip – if your cable gets twisted, just run your nail down the middle and it will straighten itself out.

last dc in the last stitch
                                                            Your final dc goes into the very last stitch of the row

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1, sc in first stitch. Sc in each stitch across

Rows 4 – 17. Repeat rows 2 and 3. End in a repeat of row 3.

You will have 8 rows of cables and 9 rows of sc

The Border

Make 3 sc in the side of every other row of cables, make 2 sc in the other cable rows. 1sc in the side of the sc rows except row 17 where you make 2sc. Then Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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