Sometimes it's fun to have a crochet cable texture that is quick and easy to work. The Stand Out Cable crochet stitch is just that! This stitch creates a rope-like look on crochet projects without the fuss of crossing a bunch of stitches.
The Stand Out Cable stitch is used in the Stand Out Cable Chevron Afghan crochet pattern and also the Cabled Blooms Blanket crochet pattern.
Video tutorials below show the basic stitch placement for this stitch. When using the stitch, be sure to read the individual crochet patterns carefully for possible adjustments.
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Right Angled Stand Out Cable video tutorial
Left Angled Stand Out Cable video tutorial
If you've ever looked at the gaps in crochet projects that are created by turning chains and wished you could fix them, this stitch is for you!
standing stitches are a great way to start rows. They are thicker and sturdier than your basic turning chains and honestly, they are quite easy to work.
Click on the video below to learn now!
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Welcome to the MCAL for the Cabled Blooms Blanket!
A few words of encouragement before we start. The skill level for this crochet pattern is considered intermediate because of the use of post stitches and a few other stitches that a beginner may not be familiar with. I will be adding photo & video tutorials to help with those stitches so don't be afraid to try it out! It never hurts to try.
While I used Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft Yarn for my pattern swatch, I will be using Premier Yarn's Everyday yarn for my full blanket. It's all about the color for me and it's ok to use something different. This pattern will work well using a variety of yarns. If you enjoy working with thread, consider working 1 section wide of the instructions to create a stunning table runner. If you enjoy working with baby yarn, go for it! If Red Heart Super Saver is your go to, go right ahead!
The size of your finished project will vary from mine but that's ok. I'll be giving you instructions to work as close to your desired size as you can.
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A few years ago I learned how to work foundation chains and it changed my life (and designing) forever. Foundation chains are so much easier to work, give a wonderful stretch and consistency to the beginning of projects and look nice and tidy.
I created some photo tutorials which are available to view on my old blog:
hdc foundation chain photo tutorial can be found HERE
dc foundation chain photo tutorial can be found HERE
Most of my designs use the hdc foundation chain though I will use the sc and dc foundation chains now and then. Knowing that many of you learn well from videos, I've created a video tutorial to show how I work the foundation chains. I hope this will help those who have questions or just haven't brought themselves to learn the technique yet.
Once you learn and get used to working them, you'll not want to use a basic starting chain again!
Grab your hooks and yarn, get comfy on your couch and join me for a beautiful Mystery CAL!
It's been a while since we've worked on a CAL together and even longer since we've worked a mystery one. It has also been a while since I released a new design for free on my blog so how about we combine all of that and get to work?
A few days ago, I asked on my Facebook page what type of afghan crochet pattern you would like to see for free. You left some good ideas and I'm going to try my best to design with each one. The first crochet stitch mentioned was cables. Ohhh, I love a good crochet cable design! Another friend mentioned they wanted something that would work up quickly so I chose a simple faux style cable stitch for this pattern that reminds me of a rope. If you want a peak at what that stitch will look like, check out the Stand Out Cable Chevron Afghan.
Another thing that was important to me is the ability to customize! I want you to be able to make any size you desire so that you'll be able to use this pattern over and over for many different occasions, family and friends.
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With all of that in mind, I grabbed my hook, yarn and stitch chart program and set to work! I know that you're going to love this one as much as I do!!!
Mystery CAL details
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