Alongside fairisle, I love aran stitches. Unfortunately I am not much of a knitter.
Thankfully though, there are aran stitches in crochet too!
How to Crochet Cable Stitch
The double trebles are worked on the bits that cross over so that the stitches are a bit longer. The trebles round the stitch posts are worked on the right side to give the cables more definition.
Please be aware that being English I have used English crocheting terms!
1. Make at least 11 chains depending on how many cables you want to make. For practising, 11 chains will give you one cable with a couple of stitches either side.
To work a double treble, yrh twice, hook through the stitch, yrh and pull it through the stitch. You should have 4 loops on the hook. Yrh, pull through 2 loops, yrh hook again and pull through 2 loops, yrh hook one last time and pull through the remaining 2 loops.
4. 3 ch, then 1 tr into 3rd stitch from hook (if you started with more than 11 ch, you will need to keep going with the trebles until you reach the cable section). 1 tr round the post of the first stitch in the cable section (put the hook in from the front), then 1 tr round the post of each of the next 3 stitches. Tr to the end.
Rows 3 and 4 make the cables, so just keep repeating those!
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