Monday, September 10, 2012

Cable Panel


Cables are a popular weave for fall and winter. This easy pattern will have you making projects with all sorts of cables. Make as many cable panels as you need to create large projects. Single crochet evenly down each side, and join together. You can make them long, into one giant scarf. You can make them short for a warm winter hat. You can even make a dozen or so of them, to create the perfect snuggly blanket. Of course if you choose to use doily thread, you can also make beautiful place mats or a gorgeous holiday tablecloth.

Front Post Triple Crochet: Yarn over (twice), insert hook from front to back, around post of desired stitch. Yarn over, draw up loop; yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 times) until you have 1 loop left on your hook.

Back Post Triple Crochet: Yarn over (twice), insert hook from back to front, around desired stitch. Yarn over, draw up loop; yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 times) until you have 1 loop left on your hook.

Foundation:  Make 23 chain stitches (+1 more chain stitch)

Step 1:  Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across
Step 2:  Chain 2, turn; hdc in each sc across

Step 3:  Chain 2, turn; front post triple crochet in next hdc, half double crochet in next hdc (twice)
>>> (fptr, hdc, fptr, hdc)


Step 4:  Front post triple crochet in next 4 stitches

Step 5:  Half double crochet in next stitch; front post triple crochet in following stitch, hdc in next stitch (twice)
>>> (hdc, fptr, hdc, fptr, hdc)
[Repeat Steps 4 and 5 one time, making a last hdc in top of turning chain]
Step 6:  Chain 2, turn; back post triple crochet in next front post triple, hdc in next half double crochet (twice)
>>> (ch 2, bptr, hdc, bptr, hdc)


Step 7:  Back post triple in next 4 stitches
Step 8:  Half double crochet in next hdc, back post triple in next front post triple (twice), hdc in next hdc
>>>(hdc, bptr, hdc, bptr, hdc)
[Repeat Steps 7 and 8 one time, making one last hdc in top of turning chain]
Step 9:  Chain 2, turn; front post triple around next back post triple, hdc in next hdc (twice)
>>> (ch 2, fptr, hdc, fptr, hdc)
Step 10:  Front post triple in both the 3rd and 4th back post triple from hook


Step 11:  Working over the two stitch just made, front post triple in both the 1st and 2nd back post triple missed in Step 10


Step 12:  Half double crochet in next hdc, front post triple in next back post triple, hdc in next hdc  (twice)
>>>(hdc, fptr, hdc, fptr, hdc)
[Repeat Steps 10 – 12, ending with last hdc in top of turning chain]
Repeat Steps 6 – 12 for pattern, ending with a final row of half double crochet in each stitch across.
Optional:  Finish with 1 row of hdc, followed by 1 row of single crochet across top of your panel, to make it consistent with the beginning rows of your panel.
Until next time then, happy crocheting good people!
M. J.
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