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Traditional Cables with Mini Cables Scarf

Pattern Design and Directions by Sandi Marshall

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Cables Scarf designed by Sandi Marshall
This is an original pattern, created by Sandi Marshall.

This is version two of my Cables n Minis Scarf design. In this version, to make the entire cable line more pronounced, I used post stitches over the cable line of four stitches on all the rows, for a traditional cable look. It makes a very different look than version one. Second version: Larger Photo of this design.

Abbreviations: bptr = back post treble, ch = chain, chs = chains, crdc = crossed double crochet, dc = double crochet, ea = each, fptr = front post treble, sc = single crochet
Materials: Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn (at least 5 oz. - amount used will vary according to the length that you make your scarf), size H hook
Special Stitches -
How To Front Post Treble (fptr): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull a loop through around the post, then, to complete as a treble stitch: (yarn over hook, draw yarn through two loops on hook) three times. In this pattern, the stitch behind the fptr is to be left unworked.
How To Back Post Treble (bptr): Yarn over hook twice, then, putting the hook behind the stitch to be worked, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull a loop through around the post, then, to complete as a treble stitch: (yarn over hook, draw yarn through two loops on hook) three times.
cable worked over 4 stitches: skip next 2 stitches, fptr around posts of next 2 stitches; next, crossing the hook in front of the 2 stitches just worked, fptr around post of first skipped stitch, then fptr around post of next skipped stitch (a 4-stitch cable made). For a photo how-to, showing close looks at the steps for making a 4-stitch cable, see my Step-By-Step Crocheted Cable How-To (scroll down that page to see the photos).
crossed double crochet (crdc) - Instruction link, with photos: crdc how-to ... crdc text instructions: skip the next stitch, make a double crochet in the stitch that follows the skipped stitch, make a double crochet in the stitch that was skipped.

Pattern Instructions:
Starting Chain: ch 23.
Row 1: dc in 6th ch from hook, then (crossing hook behind the dc just made) dc in the ch just before the dc just made (first crossed double crochet made), dc in ea of next 3 chs, crdc over next 2 chs, dc in ea of next 4 chs, crdc over next 2 chs, dc in ea of next 3 chs, crdc over next 2 chs, dc in last ch.
Row 2 (right side): ch 3 (counts as first dc), crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, make a 4-stitch cable over next 4 stitches (see directions above), crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, dc in top loop of chain-3 at end of row.
Row 3 (wrong side): ch 3 (counts as first dc), crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, bptr around post of ea of next 4 fptr, crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, dc in top loop of chain-3 at end of row.
Row 4 (right side): ch 3 (counts as first dc), crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, fptr around post of ea of next 4 bptr, crdc over next 2 dc, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, crdc over next 2 dc, dc in top loop of chain-3 at end of row.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Additional Rows: Repeat Rows 2 - 5 as many times as needed to achieve the length that you want for your scarf. For the last repeat, it will look nicest to end with a Row 3.

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