If you would ,like to know how to crochet the cable stitch for any length project, you can see how here
This pattern is written in US terms, but you can find the UK translation below.
- Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet
- Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
For this square I used Rico Cotton Creative Aran which is a 100% cotton non mercerised yarn. I chose this yarn as I love the feel of cotton, and it has a good selection of colours to choose from. This yarn does tend to split a little bit especially if you frog it a couple of times, so if this type of yarn is something you struggle to crochet with, I would choose a different brand.
I used the shade Cardinal (11) of Rico Cotton Aran yarn, which is 1 of the 4 different colours I used to create my own 50 stitches blanket. I also used a 4 mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for long periods of time.
You will need a 4mm hook for this square
Start by making a foundation chain of 31
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as the first stitch of the row). Make a sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch, which counts as the first double crochet of the row. Skip the next stitch and make a dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Go back to the skipped stitch and make a cable. You want to insert your hook into the loops, not in the chain space.
(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)
Dc in the last stitch of the row – 30 stitches
Tip – if your cable gets twisted, just run your nail down the middle and it will straighten itself out.
Row 3. Turn and chain 1. Make a sc in the first stitch and then make a sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Rows 4 – 17. Repeat rows 2 and 3. You will end your square with a repeat of row 3.
You will have 8 rows of cables and 9 rows of sc
Now you need to add the single crochet border to your week 14 Cable square before we join this one to last weeks square with the Interlocking border. We’re going to be making a round of single crochet around our square. I’ve chosen to do this in a contrasting colour for each of my squares, but you can use a complimenting or same colour as your square if you want. I chose to use Rose (00) in Rico Cotton Creative Aran yarn for my border colour, the same colour that I also used for the Interlocking border.
Use a 4mm hook for the border stitches.
For the Cable square you will need to 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 Week 14 square of the 50 Stitches Crochet Along and can now cut off and weave in your ends before joining this piece to your previous pieces.
You can now add the interlocking border to join this weeks square to last weeks. You can see how to do this here both as a written guide and with a video to help you too.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch where you can show us your completed squares too and join the chat and meet your fellow hookers.