I have always been a fan of texture in crochet and what better way to bring it than with a twisted cable crochet stitch? It’s one of my favourites for creating all sorts of designs but especially hats, scarves and accessories like my twisted tweed crochet boot cuffs – they are super quick and easy to make!
With only a two row repeat the pattern is easy to memorise and once you get the hang of where to pop the long treble crochet stitches you’ll be making without even thinking.
Pattern Ideas for the Twisted Cable Crochet Stitch
As I mentioned, I used this stitch in my recent crochet boot cuff design but it would be great used for:
Even garments – it would make a lovely cosy winter sweater!
This is an intermediate crochet stitch. If you’d like more intermediate level stitches you might like the cabbage patch crochet stitch or the herringbone moss stitch that are also both packed with lovely texture.
Materials and Tools
Use any yarn you like for this stitch – it works equally well with fine or bulky yarn!
For the video tutorial I used Hue and Me by Lion Brand, #5/Bulky yarn, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 125m/125g
I used a 9mm (N) crochet hook but choose a crochet hook suitable for the weight of yarn you are using.
Stitch Pattern Notes
The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
A ch3 at the beginning of a row does count as a stitch (you can work a stacked stitch if you prefer).
The written pattern here is to help inspire you to learn something new – I’d love to see what you create with the twisted cable crochet stitch!
ch(s) – chain(s)
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
flo – front loop only
BP – back post
Crochet Terms and Stitches Used
|Standard UK Crochet Term||Standard US Crochet Term|
|dc- double crochet||sc- single crochet|
|htr- half treble crochet||hdc- half double crochet|
|BPhtr- Back Post half treble crochet||BPhdc- Back Post half double crochet|
|dtr- double treble||tr- treble|
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.
Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.
Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPhdc): Yarn over, insert the hook from the back to the front around the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook.
This is how the stitch looks in action – such beautiful texture!
Twisted Cable Crochet Stitch Pattern
Multiple of 3 for foundation chain.
Multiple of 3 + 2 for stitch count.
Foundation chain: chain any multiple of 3
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. [foundation chain – 1]
Row 2: ch3, * skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, working behind the st just made, dc in each of the 2 skipped sts; rep from * to last st, dc in last st.
Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st st, *sc in flo of next 2 sts, BPhdc in next st; rep from * to last st, sc in last st.
Rows 2 and 3 create the set pattern.
Repeat the set pattern as many times as you like.
Final row: ch1, sc in each st across.
Fasten off and weave in ends to finish.
I hope you enjoy this stitch as much as I do! Be sure to let me know what you make with it!
Other Stitches You Might Enjoy
This textured stitch is included in the 40 Innovative Crochet Stitches Ebook that you can get for a limited time at the moment- it’s bursting with inspiration and wonderful stitch tutorials!
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