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Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Merion

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Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 5: The Cable Square

CAL week 5

Welcome to week five, and the last square of the CAL! This week’s square is from Steel & Stitch, the fabulous Emma Friedlander-Collins!

Using the skills and stitches you’ve learned so far, this week you will be making the Cable Square using double treble (treble in the US) stitches to create a cable effect.

If you’ve just joined us, the Crochet Girl Gang CAL blanket is made up of five gorgeous motifs inside granny square and triangle shapes, which are then joined to form the final blanket. For a little bit of background and how to get involved you might want to start off here. You can also find Part One of the CAL here, Part Two of the CAL here, Part Three of the CAL here, and Part Four of the CAL here for reference.

What colour are you using for your Cable Square motif? The Cable Squares sit vertically alongside the Stocking Stitch Squares you created last week, as you can see on our layout chart below:

CAL pattern guide

If you’re still planning your colourway, these are the order of shades in the Potter & Bloom and Steel & Stitch blankets:

CGG CAL colourway

How to crochet the Cable Square – Make 4

Meet the Cable Square, designed by Emma Friedlander-Collins from Steel & Stitch. Below you’ll find a video tutorial and a written tutorial, as well as downloadable PDFs below.

cable square

You will need: Colour E and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

 

 

Fasten off at the end of each row, join on in corner space for the start of next row.

Cables are made by working around a post on the left, working a couple of stitches and then crossing back over to work around a post on the right.

With Colour E, ch4, ss ends to make loop.

Round 1. ch3, 3tr into the loop, ch2, *4tr, ch2* rpt 3 times, ss into beginning ch3.

Round 2. ch5, 2dc in same ch sp, *dtr around 4th post from hook, dc in 2nd st to the right, dc in next st, dtr around 2nd post to the right, in ch sp (2dc, ch2, 2dc)* rpt to end, in last corner, dc and ss into beginning ch3.

Round 3. ch5, dc in same ch sp, *dc next 2, tr around dtr post, dc 2, tr around dtr post, dc 2, in ch sp (dc, ch2,dc)* rpt to end, in last corner, ss into beginning ch3.

Round 4. ch5, htr in same ch sp, * htr 3, dtr around 4th tr post from hook, htr in 2nd st to the right, htr in next st, dtr around tr post to the right, in ch sp (htr, ch2, htr)* rpt to end, in last corner, ss into beginning ch3. (You should have 12 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 5. Join border colour and ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (16 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 6.  Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (20 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 7. Join Colour E into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (24 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 8. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (28 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 9. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. Break off yarn. (32 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

How to crochet the Cable Triangle – Make 2

 

 

With Colour E, ch4, ss to form loop.

Round 1. ch4 (counts as tr throughout), 3tr, ch3, 3tr, ch1, tr (8 sts)

Rounds 2 and 3.  ch4, turn, 2tr in ch sp, tr in each st, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) at corner, tr in each st, 2tr in ch sp, tr in 3rd ch

Rounds 4 and 5.  Join Border Colour, and repeat rounds 2 and 3. (16 sts, 24 sts)

Rounds 6 and 7. Join Colour E, repeat rounds 2 and 3.  (32 sts, 40 sts)

Round 8: Join Border Colour, repeat round 4.  (48 sts)

Download!

Have you completed part 5? Click below to see the last step!

Part 6

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uraging comments. You can share your updates and photos on Instagram using #crochetgirlgangCAL and #crochetgirlgang!

You can also join us for CAL chit chat on our Facebook CALs page, plus you can upload your projects to the Community using the HotTag CrochetGirlGang by simply clicking on the image below!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




27 Responses to Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 5: The Cable Square

  1. Pippa Ellis says:

    I love making this blanket so much that I am making both sets of colours!

  2. Marianne says:

    I really hate that there is a fasten off at the end of each round in these last 2 designs. Trying to weave the ends in is bulky. Any suggestions on how to complete these squares in a continuous round, as in the first three designs?

  3. Jacki says:

    Very confusing that pattern does not match the video!

    • Philippa says:

      Yes I agree – if you follow the pattern you would have a very lopsided square – think there are a few instructions missed out of the pattern in rows 2, 3 and 4 😟

      • sian says:

        Hello Philippa, I’m so sorry for the confusion! I’m looking into the corrections and will have the post updated as soon as possible. For now, please work from the tutorial video. My apologies again 🙁

    • sian says:

      Hello Jacki, I’m so sorry for the confusion! I’m looking into the corrections and will have the post updated as soon as possible. For now, please work from the tutorial video. My apologies again 🙁

  4. Sally says:

    Cable square:
    Round 2. ch5, 2dc in same ch sp

    But in the video she chains 3? not 5. please can you confirm which is correct?

    • sian says:

      Hello Sally, I’m so sorry for the confusion! I’m looking into the corrections and will have the post updated as soon as possible. For now, please work from the tutorial video. My apologies again 🙁

  5. Pam Parkinson says:

    Is there going to be another post for the side triangles? Or are the left triangles the same pattern and color as the Cable triangles and the Right side triangles are the same pattern and color as the Circle triangles

    • sian says:

      Hi Pam,

      The triangles for the sides of the blanket will be granny triangles – the pattern will be released in our final part on Wednesday 30th November 🙂

  6. Susie Van Diver says:

    Has changes been done to written pattern yet? having trouble watching the video

  7. Audrey says:

    Woah… this pattern is tough… The tutorial is rather quick too…

    • sian says:

      Hello Audrey,
      It is a tricky week with the cable squares and triangles, but I’d certainly recommend pausing and rewinding the video as many times as you need 🙂 Stick with it!

  8. Louise Curtis says:

    Hello, I have been following the CAL with great interest, lboight the Steel and Stitch pack and I must confess I am using it to make a completely different blanket with it.
    I am making it for my daughter for Christmas.
    When I have finished it I am going to make CAL blanket on a different palette.
    I have run into a problem with the present blanket, I am going to run out of the grey, colour 205 lot 56744 just near the very end .
    The colour is out of stock from the Love Crochet site. ( I have been haunting the site every day hoping it would appear, but no such luck). Does anyone have a partial ball they don’t need? It would not matter if it is a different lot no. As the will bee a band of mustard yellow before I would need it. I would be happy to pay for the yarn and postage ( I live in New Zealand, so it would need to be sent by airmail). I would be most grateful if anyone is able to help me.

    • Jan says:

      There are quite a few of us making the blanket, in the CAL, and we too are waiting for it to be available.

  9. Jan says:

    I have a question on the cable triangles. Are the stitch counts wrong? shouidn’t it be 16, 20,24,28,32?

    • sian says:

      Hello Jan,
      The important thing is to ensure your stitch count matches those of the other triangles you’ve done, the squares also have the stitch count you’ve mentioned so stick with that 🙂

      • Jan says:

        but i don’t understand how you came up with the counts that are posted. I want to do it correctly, but, things are very difficult,if video does not match written pattern and counts are off. ver discouraging for beginners.

        • sian says:

          Hi Jan,

          We are reviewing the written pattern with Steel & Stitch and updating it as soon as possible, my apologies again 🙁

    • Mel says:

      Jan: The answer is YES! You are correct!

  10. Louise Curtis says:

    By altering my final two rows of my blanket, I finished it with about 50 cm of the grey left, what a relief. So I will not need anymore grey yarn.
    I am now waiting for my order of yarn for the CAL to arrive. I have chosen a different palette of colours and have my fingers crossed they will look good. I can’t wait to get started

  11. Helen Scott says:

    Really like this stitch it looks so nice. Found week 4 a bit more difficult however really enjoying making this blanket and feel I’m learning so much. Thank you Crochet girl gang 😊

  12. Marion Riley says:

    Hello,
    Has part 5 been corrected yet please?
    How long will the tutorials for the Cal triangles blanket be available?
    We are in high summer here in Australia, so crochet is a bit out of the question, well, sought of!!!

    • sian says:

      Hello Marion,

      Indeed the written instructions have been updated to reflect the video 🙂
      The CAL parts will remain on the blog so you can access them whenever you’re ready to get started!

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