Currently I am working on really big project – crochet cable baby blanket. Today I would like to show the central blanket element.
Crochet materials and tools:
<> Crochet hook 3.5 mm
<> Cotton fair (2) – 48% acrylic, 52% cotton, 100 grams -290 m per skein.
Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over
hdc – half double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet: yarn over, insert your hook from front to back and then to the front again around the post stitch, pull up a loop (now you have 3 loops on your hook), yo, pull through two, yo, pull through two.
BPDC – back post double crochet: yo, insert the hook from back to front and then to the back again around the post stitch, pull up a loop (now you have 3 loops on your hook), yo, pull through two, yo, pull through two, yo.
sc2tog – single crochet two together
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Crochet cable stitch pattern:
Foundation chain 27.
Row 1: Start in 5th chain from hook, 1dc in each of 10 ch, 6 dc in the next ch, 6 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of 11 ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 4 FPDC, 24 BFDC, 4 FPDC, hdc in 3d ch, turn.
Row 3: ch2, 4 BPDC, [6 FPDC, ch2, 1 FPDC over the last stitch, turn and work 5 BPDC, ch 2, 1 FPDC over the last stitch, turn, 5 FPDC, ch2, sl st in ch-2 space, ch2, sl st in last FPDC below] – repeat 4 times, 4 BPDC, hdc in 2d ch, turn. Now you have 4 cable parts, and we are going to cross in the next row.
Row 4: (making the cable) ch2, 4 FPDC, 6 BPDC over the 3d part. Hold in front the 4th part. Ch3, drop the loop from your hook, insert the hook into first BPDC of the 3d part, then take the dropped loop and pull it through the stitch. Now make 6 BPDC over the 4th part. Then work 6 BPDC over the 1st part. Hold in back the 2d part of the cable. And after than 6 BPDC over the 2d part. 4FPDC, hdc in 2d ch, turn.
Row 5: ch2, 4BPDC, 24 FPDC, 4 BPDC, hdc in 2d ch, turn.
Row 6: ch2, 4 FPDC, 24 BPDC, 4 FPDC, hdc in 2d ch, turn.
Repeat Rows 3-6 until you have reached desired length.