I am learning new things with time and even though I have an earlier tutorial for making 2×2 cables, I decided to make this video tutorial to explain how to make 3×3 cables. The difference between the tutorials is that in this one, I have included instructions to make the twist two ways – one with the right half on top and the other with the left half on top. I also discovered this nifty notion that is used to hold cable stitches in knitting and it worked great for Tunisian crochet too – you don’t need this to make cables but it is great to have. I have included instructions for making the cables with an extra hook instead of the stitch holder too.
There are a bunch of different Tunisian crochet hooks available for purchase. You can read about the hooks I use here. Because of the nature of Tunisian crochet stitches, I recommend using a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended hook on the yarn.
The fabric built with this stitch curls slightly. You can try using a larger hook or block the fabric to fix it.
The Cable Stitch Holder (with clickable affiliate link)
I used the Cable Stitch Holder Set from Clover to make the cables in the tutorial. They are built for knitting but can be used for Tunisian Crochet as well. Making cables was so much easier with them than just using a secondary hook to hold the stitches. I strongly recommend getting one of these if you plan on making a lot of cables in Tunisian Crochet.
Patterns you can make with this stitch
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