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How to crochet the Stand-Out Cable Stitch

Pin of Basketweave crochet stitch by Handmade by Stacy J
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The Stand-Out Cable is a fun and amazingly simple stitch to master.

It's a combination of half double crochet and front post double crochet clusters that creates a cable look with a flat back. This works up very quickly and works over a 2 row repeat.

It's a fun stitch to add to your stitching knowledge and would be wonderful for a blanket, scarf or a hat!

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To see a video tutorial of this stitch, scroll to the bottom of this post or click HERE. At the bottom of the post there is also a chart for your reference.


Stitches and abbreviations used:

Pattern is written in US terms

Ch(s): Chain(s)

Ea: Each

Hdc: Half double crochet

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right Side

Sk: Skip

St(s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong Side

Yo: Yarn over

Special stitches:

  • FPDC Cluster: Front Post Double Crochet Cluster - *YO once, insert hook front to back around post of indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2]; rep * twice more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.


Note: Ch-2 at beg of row counts as first hdc

Chain in multiples of 4

Row 1 (WS): Work 1 hdc in third ch from hook (2 skipped chs count as first hdc) and in ea ch across

Row 2: Ch 2, turn; (RS): work 1 hdc in ea of next 2 sts, *sk next hdc, work FPDC Cluster around next hdc, 1 hdc in top of hdc just worked, 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 sts; rep * across

Row 3: Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 hdc in next st and in ea st across

Row 4: Ch 2, turn; (WS): Work 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 sts, *sk next st, working in front of previous row, work FPDC Cluster around hdc one row below next hdc, 1 hdc in ea of the next 3 sts; rep * across

Repeat rows 3-4 to desired length.

To even out the symmetry of the edge stitches, try working the pattern by adding 2 more hdc to your beginning ch / row and working them at the end of RS rows and beg of WS rows.

How to crochet the Basketweave stitch chart from Handmade by Stacy J

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ - I'd love to see what you create!

💕 Stacy J

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