Monday, December 12, 2011

how to work a 6 post reverse cable.

If you have purchased a crochet pattern from us that features a braided cable in the stitch pattern and you have questions about how to do the 6 post reverse cable then hopefully this tutorial will help you out. Some examples of the braided cable are the Aran Accent Pillow, the Braided Fingerless Mitts and the Two Tone Cable Scarf.

Figure 1

Figure 1:  Skip stitch numbers 1, 2 and 3, work FPtr around stitch number 4, work one FPtr around each of the next 2 stitches.

YO twice, working behind the 3 FPtr just made insert hook right to left around the first missed stitch (stitch #1).

Figure 2

Figure 2: It is easier to see the stitch that you grabbed if you view your work from the top.

Figure 3

Figure 3: YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Repeat this process for stitch numbers 2 and 3.

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  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been crocheting for almost 18 years and have never had trouble with cables before, but I just could NOT get this one. Seeing it from above has changed everything! Thank you again! You just made my blood pressure go down significantly!

  2. Would love to see a video of the 4 post reverse cable stitch.

    1. Hi Jen :) Sorry it has taken so long for us to get back to you. Tara and I are in the midst of talking about where to go next...and as shy as we both are, it just might be videos :)

  3. I would love to see a video of the 4 post reverse cable stitch as well... I've crochet my entire life, but have never come across these until I purchased your "Cottage Slippers" pattern, and I'm stymied!

    1. Unfortunately, we don't have a video tutorial, but I think that I found one that will help you out. You can find the video here:
      It's part 2 of the tutorial. The terms used may vary slightly, but the stitch concept is the same.

    2. Thank you for recommending this video. It made it so clear. From the picture of the 4 post reverse cable on the owl coffee cozy pattern I could not understand how to work it. It's the pulling the 2 previous stitches down and out of the way that solved the confusion. It may be good to explain that or show it in the picture or even provide a link to this video on your patterns. I searched forever trying to find an explanation of this stitch, glad to finally run across this post.

    3. Thanks so much for your comment! We always love hearing from our customers because it helps us to see where we need to improve :)