Classic Crochet Cables Tutorial

Cables can create all sorts of complex designs. But when I think of cables, it’s the simple, twisting columns of raised stitches that first come to mind. Learn how to create these classic crochet cables, bordered by single columns of post stitches. You’ll find this stitch pattern on the Classic Cables Tote Bag.

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Bag Along CAL

The bag shown in this video is the Classic Cables Tote Bag pattern. You can find the full written instructions for the bag in that pattern.

Classic Cables Tote bag

This is the fifth of 6 bag patterns in the 2022 Bag Along CAL. See the full schedule and learn how to join in the fun, in the main Bag Along CAL post.

Crochet Post Stitches

While there are other kinds of cables, the ones we’re talking about here are made up of front post and back post crochet stitches. These are worked around the post of other stitches, instead of being worked into the tops of the stitches.

Front post double crochet

Front post stitches sit in front of the fabric, while back post stitches sit behind it. This raises the stitches off the surface of the fabric, creating the 3-dimensional effect of cables.

Twisting Cables

Working stitches out of order makes them cross over one another. Repeating this cross periodically creates the twisted cable effect.

Front post treble cross

Which stitch lies on top of the other in the cross determines the direction of the twist.

Featured in this Video – Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Worsted

WeCrochet provided the Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Worsted yarn for the Classic Cables Tote Bag design shown in the video. The blend of acrylic and superwash wool is strong and squishy, with a subtle sheen, and comes in a wide variety of colors.

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