Braided Cables Square by Miroslava Mihalkova

Braided Cables Square

April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in over stitch pattern
8.0 mm (L)
180 - 210 yards (165 - 192 m)
12 x 12 in (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for free.

Braided Cables Square is a great project for those who would like to dip their toes in the world of Tunisian crochet cables. The repetitive pattern allows for sufficient practise of the technique creating a beautiful texture reminiscent of braided hairstyles.

Materials and tools
Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool | Worsted | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 192 m (210 yds)), Liquidambar (#RIO618) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 8 mm (US size L-11) with cable (at least 20 cm (8 in)) or size to obtain the gauge
Cable needle or a crochet hook of similar size as above
Tapestry needle

The Cables Square is worked flat, RS facing from right to left.
The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.
There are 3 cable st patterns running in parallel with sts being crossed in the same row every 2nd row.
Work tks sts in rows where sts cross over slightly looser otherwise the cables will look flat and stretched.