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Cabled Scarf

Posted on February 6, 2021

Here is a new pattern to share that I have been working on. It is a basic cabled scarf that is worked with front post double crochet (FPDC) stitches and back post double crochet (BPDC) stitches.
Basic Cabled Scarf

My tester Suzanne who crochets much looser than I do used a H (5 mm) crochet hook to test the pattern. She used Mainstays 100% Acrylic yarn in gray and her scarf was 7″ wide x 60″ long and used 7 oz/397 yards of yarn. A big thank you to my tester Suzanne for all her help and advice to get this pattern completed and written up successfully.

Enjoy the free crochet pattern below and happy crocheting to all!

Basic Cabled Scarf Pattern
I (5.25-5.5 mm) crochet hook for 7 inch wide scarf
7 ounces Red Heart = 50 inch scarf; 8 ounces = 60” with I hook

Note: Ch 2 at beg of each row counts as DC. Each row has 5 cables and 18 DCs.

With I hook, Ch 29.

Row 1
Sc into the 2nd bump loop in the back of the chain to create a smooth edge. This is done by working Sc in back bump of each chain across. (28 Sc)

If you are not familiar with this method of a foundation row start, check out this link. Or you can just do regular Sc into the 2nd chain from hook for the foundation row.
Here is row 1 photo using a regular Sc row for a traditional foundation start.

Traditional Sc row start (click to supersize)

Row 2
Ch 2 and turn, DC in next 2 sts, *skip next st and FPDC around next Sc, then DC in next 3 sts.* Repeat between * across row. Note: Last DC of row is worked in the top of the chain 2 of prior row.

Tip: Make sure before the FPDC that you skip one Sc post and FPDC around the following Sc post. You should have 5 FPDC cables and 18 DCs on row 2.

Row 3
Ch 2 and turn, DC in next 2 sts, *BPDC round the FPDC of prior row, DC in next 3 sts*. Repeat between * across row. Reminder: Last DC of each row is worked in the top of the chain 2 of prior row.

Row 4
Ch 2 and turn, DC in next 2 sts, *FPDC around next FPDC, then DC in next 3 sts.* Repeat between * across row.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired length is completed.

Final row:
Chain 1 turn, SC in each st across (23 Sc) and FO.
Here is photo of end of scarf.
Finished Edge of Cabled Scarf

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Beg – Beginning
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
FO – Finish Off
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
St – Stitch

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