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Crochet Cable Stitch Pattern – Easy Rialto Square

I was delighted to be asked to take part in the Friendship Crochet Along 2021 and am so excited to share my Rialto Crochet Cable Stitch Square with you today!

I’ve always loved designing and making crochet motifs and then especially turning them into blankets and in this fabulous CAL you can get 40 different square motif crochet patterns to do whatever you like with.

They are all packed with textured crochet stitches and so are great for blankets, pillows, bags and even fun garments too.

I’ll be sharing the full pattern for my crochet cable stitch square here in this blogpost but you can download the PDF for free until then end of the crochet along in April 2021. You can find all the details here in the blogpost for that too.

light and dark blue crochet cable stitch square with white crochet hook

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About the Rialto Crochet Cable Stitch Square

When I first started crocheting I avoided anything cable stitch related as it scared me so much! How do you work out where to put the stitch? How many do you skip? How do you work back across your stitches?

It all seemed so confusing and took me so long to get the hang of so I’m hoping this pattern and video tutorial will help anyone that wants to have a go but was scared like me!

The decorative crochet stitch in this square works cable stitches both away and towards you (it will make sense in the pattern and video I promise!) and is great fun once you get the hang of it!

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blue crochet cable square being held by hand on desk with blue yarn

Video Tutorial

If you’d like to watch the step by step video tutorial then you can find it here:

Watch it here >>> Rialto crochet cable stitch square video tutorial.

Pattern Options

The Rialto Cable Stitch Square crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

I am so happy that the square pattern is included in the Friendship CAL 2021.

If you’d like to find out more about the CAL and join us (it’s not too late!) then you can read more about it on my blogpost here:

Join the CAL >>> Find out about the Friendship Crochet Along.

During the CAL (January 2021 – April 2021) the PDF Pattern is available to download for free from my Ravelry Store.

You can use the code SQUARES at checkout to make it free.

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If you’ve missed the CAL so far then please don’t worry! You have two options for getting hold of the patterns:

Option 1: Go to the Friendship CAL Round Up post where you will find all the details of how to download all the PDFs individually. (Until the CAL ends in April).

Option 2: Purchase all 40 patterns in Friendship CAL PDF collection and save yourself all the codes and clicking!

Yarn

To crochet the square I originally used Scheepjes Cahlista, which is 100% cotton, 50g/85m and so lovely to work, with however I know it can be tricky to get hold of at the moment.

I would recommend using Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran, which is also 100%, 50g/85m and also has the most lovely colour options available.

I used around 15g of each colour: Dolphin Blue and Sailor Blue.

Another great alternative yarn is Creative Cotton Aran by Rico which is 100% Cotton and 50g/85m.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours so you can really personalise yours if you like!

Yarn option one >>> find the yarn I used here.

Yarn option two >>> find a great alternative yarn here.

Tension and Sizing

The finished square measures 9 inches by 9 inches.

13 sts and 9 rows = 10cm by 10cm over main stitch repeat.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

WS – wrong side

RS – right side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

FP – front post

BP – back post

Crochet Stitches

The crochet square pattern uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet
dtr – double treble crochettr – treble crochet

blue yarn and crochet cable stitch square

Pattern Notes

A ch1 or ch2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

CENTRE SQUARE

Foundation chain: using Dolphin Blue, ch26

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, turn [25]

Row 2: RS: ch2, tr in 1st st, *skip next 2 sts, dtr in next st, working behind st just made, tr in each of the two skipped stitches, tr in next st, skip next st, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of the 2 stitches just made, dtr in skipped stitch, tr in next st, rep from *two more times, turn

Row 3: ch1, dc in each st across

Rows 2 -3 create the pattern.

Repeat the pattern 7 more times. Break yarn.

BORDER

With RS facing, join Sailor Blue to top RH stitch of last row.

Round 1: ch1, *htr in next 25 sts, ch2, htr 25 evenly

along side of square, ch2, rep from *, ss in 1st to join [100 sts, 4 ch2-sps]

Round 2: ch1, FPhtr in next st, *(BPhtr in next st, FPhtr Round 2: ch1,* FPhdc in next st, *(BPhdc in next st,

in next st) to next ch2-sp, (htr, ch1, htr) in ch2-sp rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [108 sts, 4 ch1-sps]

Weave in all ends and block lightly.

Watch it here >>> crochet cable stitch pattern video tutorial.

close up of crochet cable stitch pattern in blue cotton yarn

Standard US Crochet Terms

CENTRE SQUARE

Foundation chain: using Dolphin Blue, ch26

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, turn [25]

Row 2: RS: ch2, dc in 1st st, *skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, working behind st just made, dc in each of the two skipped stitches, dc in next st, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, working in front of the 2 stitches just made, tr in skipped stitch, dc in next st, rep from *two more times, turn

Row 3: ch1, sc in each st across

Rows 2 -3 create the pattern.

Repeat the pattern 7 more times. Break yarn.

BORDER

With RS facing, join Sailor Blue to top RH stitch of last row.

Round 1: ch1, *hdc in next 25 sts, ch2, hdc 25 evenly along side of square, ch2, rep from *, ss in 1st to join [100 sts, 4 ch2-sps]

Round 2: ch1, FPhtr in next st, *(BPhtr in next st, FPhtr Round 2: ch1,* FPhdc in next st, *(BPhdc in next st,

in next st) to next ch2-sp, (htr, ch1, htr) in ch2-sp rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [108 sts, 4 ch1-sps]

Weave in all ends and block lightly.

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Sandy R

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Just found this from the link in your email newsletter.This stitch is very pretty, but I think there is an error in the US instructions for the border. For round 2, it looks like UK terms were used instead of US terms. Maybe you copied and pasted but forgot to change from htr/FPhtr/BPhtr to hdc/FPhdc/BPhdc?

HanJan Crochet

Monday 24th of May 2021

Thank you so much for spotting that! I get so confused sometimes with the transposing of terms!

Sharin

Thursday 25th of March 2021

I've always loved the cable stitch but I have always been one who wants to learn every new stitch out there. Love the fact that you have a video for others to learn this wonderful stitch. Thank you.