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Tunisian Crochet Cables are much easier to crochet than normal crochet cables, but are similar to knitting cables. Learn this technique here via a video and photos. It is perfect for scarves, bags, hats, blankets and so much more.
Cable work may seem hard, but most of the time really isn’t. However, from experience I can tell you that Tunisian crochet cables seem very much related to knitting cables. In fact, I would even say they are more closely related to knitting cables than normal crochet cables.
Easier and More fun than Knitted Cables
I learned how to knit when I was very young. But I didn’t learn how to do cables until I was an adult. Then I got introduced to crocheting and fell in love. But it was years later when I was introduced to a mixture of crocheting and knitting – called Tunisian Crochet. I tried it and was hooked.
I always loved the look of cables. I also love making them. Once I learned how to crochet Tunisian cables, I felt like I was in heaven. So easy, so fast and so beautiful. Now is the time to try this beautiful stitch and feel what I do when making it.
To make it easier, I created a written pattern as well as a video tutorial for this stitch. So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
If you love learning new stitches and patterns, you might also love these crochet patterns:
- Tunisian Crochet Smock Stitch
- Tunisian Crochet Full Stitch
- Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch
- Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch
Learn the Tunisian Cables
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Tunisian Crochet Cables
So let’s grab some yarn, a Tunisian crochet hook, a second Tunisian Crochet Hook (can be the same size or smaller), stitch markers, and get ready to learn the Tunisian Cables.
- Start with a swatch using TSS and TKS
First make a chain of your desire. I made 10 chains, then crocheted 1 row of Tunisian Simple Stitches and then 4 rows of Tunisian Knit Stitches (TKS). The picture shows the beginning of the second set of cables. Same technique. Now in the next row, crochet TKS until you reach the part of making the cables. A cable should have the same amount of stitches that twist. So here I have 2×3 stitches twisting. Add stitch markers to the first 3 stitches which you will skip now.
- Crochet the 2nd set of stitches to make the cables
Now crochet the following 3 stitches as TKS as you normally would. Ignore the skipped stitches until the next step.
- Now use your 2nd Tunisian Crochet Hook
You will now crochet the skipped stitches also as TKS, but crochet them with your 2nd crochet hook, cause you can’t bend your first one that way. The stitch markers will guide you to know where your skipped stitches are.
- Moved stitches over
Now move the stitches you just made over to the main Tunisian Crochet Hook. That is now where you twist the stitches to create the Tunisian Cable.
- Finish the row
Now, simply finish the row with TKS.
- Crochet the Reverse Row
Now, crochet backward and finish the row.
- Remove stitch markers and continue to crochet TKS
Now, you can continue crocheting 4 rows and then crochet another cable starting from step 1. It is best to have an equal amount of “non-cable” rows in between the cables. I used TKS but you could use any other stitch to make the cables. I just like the knitted look it creates.
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If you would like to learn Knitted Cables, B. Hooked has a great tutorial for it.