The Tulip Cable Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #191

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the tulip cable stitch. This stitch creates a delicate fun cable pattern. The tulip cable stitch would be great for sweaters, shrugs, and scarves!

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Materials Used

Mountain Meadow Wool

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
dc
Double Crochet
hdc5tog
Half Double Crochet 5 Together
Tr/rf
Raised Treble Crochet at the Front of Fabric – wrap the yarn around the hook, insert hook from in front and from right to left around the stem of the appropriate stitch, and complete the stitch normally
tr/rb
Raised Treble Crochet at the Back of Fabric – wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from behind and from right to left around the stem of the appropriate stitch, and complete the stitch normally
FCL
Forward Cluster – leaving last loop of each st on hook, work 1dc into next st and 1tr/rf or rb around next st after that, ending yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
BCL
Backward Cluster – leaving last loop of each st on hook, work 1tr/rf or rb around st below dc just made and 1dc into next st.
TCL
Triple Cluster – leaving last loop of each st on hook work, 1tr/rf around st below dc just made. 1dc/rf around next Puff st, and 1tr/rf around next st, ending yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 15 sts

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Worked over 15 sts

  • Note Raised legs of these clusters are to be worked at front (rf) on right side rows and at back (rb) on wrong side rows as indicated in text: FCL/rf, FCL/rb, BCL/rf, BCL/rb.
  • Row 1: (Right Side): 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, [1FCL/rf] twice, 1dc into next st, [1BCL/rf] twice, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rf around next st.
  • Row 2: [tr/rb around next st, 1dc into next st] twice, [1FCL/rb] twice, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, [1BCL/rb] twice, [1dc into next st, 1tr/rb around next st] twice.
  • Row 3: [1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into next st] twice, 1tr/rf around each of next 2 sts, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 1tr/rf around each of next 2 sts, [1dc into next st, 1tr/rf around next st] twice.
  • Row 4: 1tr/rb around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rb around next st, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, [1BCL/rb] twice, work a Puff st of hdc5tog all into next st, [1FCL/rb] twice, 1dc into each of next 2 sts, 1tr/rb around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rb around next st.
  • Row 5: 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 1BCL/rf, 1TCL, 1FCL/rf, 1dc into each of next 3 sts, 1tr/rf around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rf around next st.
  • Row 6: *1tr/rb around next st, 1dc into next st, 1tr/rb around next st**, 1dc into each of next 9 sts, rep from * to **.
  • Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Tulip Cable Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Tulip Cable Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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