The Stand-Out Cable stitch is a combination of half double crochet and front post double crochet clusters. The combination of stitches create a cable look with a flat back. As a result of using those stitches, this works up very quickly and also works over a 2 row repeat.

It’s a fun stitch to add to your stitching knowledge and would be wonderful for a blanket, scarf or a hat!

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If you’d like to see a video tutorial of this stitch, please scroll to the top of this post or you can click HERE. Also, at the bottom of the post there is a chart for your reference.

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Stitches and abbreviations used:

Pattern is written in US terms

Ch(s): Chain(s)

Ea: Each

Hdc: Half double crochet

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right Side

Sk: Skip

St(s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong Side

Yo: Yarn over

Special stitches:

  • FPDC Cluster: Front Post Double Crochet Cluster – *YO once, insert hook front to back around post of indicated stitch, YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2]; rep * twice more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.


Note: Ch-2 at beg of row counts as first hdc

Chain in multiples of 4

1 (WS): Work 1 hdc in third ch from hook (2 skipped chs count as first hdc) and in ea ch across

2: Ch 2, turn; (RS): work 1 hdc in ea of next 2 sts, *sk next hdc, work FPDC Cluster around next hdc, 1 hdc in top of hdc just worked, 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 sts; rep * across

3: Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 hdc in next st and in ea st across

4: Ch 2, turn; (WS): Work 1 hdc in ea of the next 2 sts, *sk next st, working in front of previous row, work FPDC Cluster around hdc one row below next hdc, 1 hdc in ea of the next 3 sts; rep * across

Repeat rows 3-4 to desired length.

Here’s a tip to even out the symmetry of the edge stitches

Try working the pattern by adding 2 more hdc to your beginning ch / row and then work them at the end of RS rows and beg of WS rows.

Chart showing how to crochet the Stand Out Cable Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J


I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J