How to crochet a Tunisian Cable

This week, I have decided to share my tutorial for making a crochet cable. I actually love making these cables so much that I have been modifying and creating new designs around these cables, which I hope I will be able to release a bit later this year, or early next year.

The photo tutorial for this week shows you how to make a basic cable that is 6 stitches wide, and turns towards the left. There are other ways of moving the cable and ways to work with more strands, they will be coming up soon, but for now, this should be helpful to anyone wanting to start working a Tunisian cable.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and it is useful to you. Next week I will be starting to release my Christmas patterns on the blog.

See you then,

Vicky x

How to make a Tunisian Cable

Cable Tutorial 1
1.  What the piece looks like just before starting the cable moving row
Cable Tutorial 2
2.  Work TPS stitches as normal and then skip 3 TKS stitches, work the next 3 TKS on the hook as normal making sure to keep the yarn loose so it lays flat
Cable Tutorial 3
3. Using your second hook work the 1st 3 TKS stitches on the new hook pulling the yarn back over loosely.
Cable Tutorial 4
4. The back of the piece after all 6 TKS are worked, you can see the yarn is laid loosely across the back where the arrow is.
Cable Tutorial 5
5. You now need to slide the first 3 TKS to the end of the hook and push the last 3 TKS to the beginning of the hook.  
Cable Tutorial 6
6. Carefully transfer the stitches from the second (pink) hook to the first hook.
Cable Tutorial 7
7. The work will look scrunched up for a while, this will sort itself out over the next few rows.   Complete the rest of the row.
Cable Tutorial 8
8. What the row looks like when completed
Cable Tutorial 9
9. What the piece looks like at the end of the return pass for the cable moving.   Be careful to get the stitches in the right order when working the return pass.
Cable Tutorial 10
10.  It can be tricky to work the TKS in the next row in the right place.   Stretch the row out to see where they are.
Cable Tutorial 11
11. The third TKS is definitely the hardest to find.   It is where my thumb is in the picture.
Cable Tutorial 12
12. The work at the end of the row after the cable moving before the RP.  Finding the TKS after this row is much easier.
Cable Tutorial 13
13.  The piece 2 rows after working the moving cable
Cable Tutorial 14
14. Close up of three completed cable repeats.

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