Crocheting a cable pattern can seem intimidating at first, but it's a beautiful technique that can add texture and interest to any project. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to crochet a wide cable pattern step-by-step.
Materials You'll Need:
Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
Crochet hook (size will depend on the weight of your yarn)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Step 1: Begin with a foundation chain of multiples of six plus two additional chains. For example, if you want to crochet a wide cable pattern for a blanket, you could chain 32 stitches (6 x 5 + 2).Step 2: Make a single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Turn your work.Step 3: Chain two stitches and make a front post double crochet (fpdc) in the third stitch. Skip the next two stitches and make a fpdc in the next three stitches. Then make a fpdc in each of the two skipped stitches, working in front of the three fpdc stitches you just made. Finally, make another fpdc in the last three stitches. Turn your work.Step 4: Chain two stitches and make a back post double crochet (bpdc) in the third stitch. Skip the next two stitches and make a bpdc in the next three stitches. Then make a bpdc in each of the two skipped stitches, working behind the three bpdc stitches you just made. Finally, make another bpdc in the last three stitches. Turn your work.Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until you reach your desired length. Be sure to end on a row with a back post double crochet stitch.Step 6: When you've completed your desired length, finish off by weaving in the ends of your yarn with a tapestry needle.With these simple steps, you can crochet a wide cable pattern that looks impressive and adds texture to any project. So go ahead and give it a try - you'll love the beautiful results!