Celtic Cable Crochet and Cabled Boot Cuffs Pattern Excerpt!

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Celtic Cable Crochet features 18-crochet patterns for beautiful garments and accessories.

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18 Crochet Patterns for Modern Cabled Garments & Accessories

Celtic Cable Crochet Book Review

Each design includes stitch diagrams and instructions written in US Crochet terminology. Beautiful photography and easy-to-read instructions are provided; with headings bolded and stitch counts provided at the end of each row/round. Pattern schematics are included where needed (i.e. Fergus Shrug and Orlaith Robe Sweater).

Bonnie Barker has redesigned many of the large cables to be more appealing and elegant. A helpful visual stitch dictionary is included and Bonnie also has a YouTube Crochet Video Channel available for video support: Bonnie Bay Crochet Channel.

Bonnie Barker encourages us to use the yarns she has researched and chosen for the patterns in this book and explains why in the Getting Started section of the book. She also addresses other important issues like Gauge and her decision to use a non-standard number of turning chains for some stitches. Many of the patterns are sized up to 3X.

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The patterns included are:

  • Dublin Duo
  • Cabled Boot Cuffs
  • Satinees Wine Wristers
  • Silky and Chic Cowl
  • Aranmore Sweater Wrap
  • One Big Braid Scarf (One of my personal FAVORITES!)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Messenger Bag
  • Fergus Shrug
  • Braids and Weaves Alpaca Hat
  • Emerald Celtic Weave Infinity Scarf (the yarn used in this project is gorgeous!)
  • Purple Plaited Poncho Wrap
  • Orlaith Robe Sweater
  • Celtic Cabled Cowl
  • Lavena Poncho
  • Vicki’s Sweater
  • Binne Cardigan
  • Blue Moon Shawl
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Fergus Shawl (top left), Orlaith Robe Sweater (bottom left), Emerald Celtic Weave Infinity Scarf (top right), Tic-Tac-Toe Messenger Bag (bottom right)

 

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One Big Braid Scarf
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Vicki’s Sweater

The fantastic Visual Stitch Dictionary provided at the end of the publication includes step-by-step written instructions and photographs for the following:

Foundation Stitches

  • slip knot
  • beginning chain
  • single crochet
  • slip stitch
  • double crochet
  • front post double crochet
  • back post double crochet
  • treble crochet
  • front post treble crochet
  • back post treble crochet

Special Stitches

  • Arrow/Reverse Arrow
  • Big Braided Cable
  • Braided Cable
  • Buttonholes
  • Cable
  • Celtic Weave
  • Four-Stitch Post Cable
  • Honeycomb Cable
  • Knurl (Reverse sc)
  • Larger Honeycomb Cable
  • Large and Elongated Post Cable
  • Large Wheat Cable
  • Low Back Ridge (LBR)
  • Low Front Ridge (LFR)
  • Ribbing Using Front Post and Back Post
  • Single Crochet Ribbing
  • Wattle
  • Wheat Cable
  • Woven

The Publisher has generously gifted us a Bonus Excerpt Pattern!

You can save yourself a copy below – remember my Printfriendly Button is located at the end of the post!


Bonus Excerpt Pattern

Excerpted from Celtic Cable Crochet by Bonnie Barker. Copyright © F+W Media, Inc. / Interweave.  Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photography by Chris Dempsey and Bonnie Barker.

CABLED BOOT CUFFS

Cabled Boot Cuffs - Approved Excerpt from Celtic Cable Crochet

These Cabled Boot Cuffs are pure luxury when preparing to brave the cold winter wind and snow! Wear your cuffs as tall socks above your boots, or fold them over the outside of the boots, displaying your beautiful crocheted cabling for everyone to see. Either way, it will give you another way to enjoy the cold!

 

SKILL LEVEL

Confident Beginner to Intermediate

 

YARN

DK (#3) weight.

Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange (100% baby alpaca; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g): #809 Toasted Almond, 3 [4, 4] hanks.

 

HOOKS

Size G/6 (4 mm).

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook for edging.

 

NOTIONS

Yarn needle.

 

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

X-Small/Small: 8″ long x 11″ circumference of upper section (20.5 Å~ 28 cm) with approx. 2 ½” (6.5 cm) of ease.

 

Medium/Large: 8″ long x 12 ½” circumference of upper section (20.5 x 31.5 cm) with approx. 3″ (7.5 cm) of ease.

 

X-Large/2X: 8″ long x 14″ circumference of upper section (20.5 x 35.5 cm) with approx. 3 ½” (9 cm) of ease.

 

For even larger sizes, add 8 sts to starting ch to add 1 ½ ” (3.8 cm) to width.

 

GAUGE

20 sts = 4″ (10 cm), 7 rows = 2″ (5 cm) in ribbing pattern (fpdc, bpdc) with larger hook.

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

Four-Stitch Post Cable, Ribbing Using Front

Post and Back Post

 

PATTERN NOTES

These cuff s are worked in the round.

 

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch in stitch count.

 

Instructions given for size XS/S, with larger sizes (M/L, XL/2X) in parentheses.

Approved Excerpt from Celtic Cable Crochet - Cabled Boot Cuffs

CUFFS (Make 2)

 

Using larger hook, ch 48 (56, 64), slip st to the first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist ch.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in same ch as joining and in each ch around. Join with slip st to top of fi rst st. (48 [56, 64] sts)

 

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [fpdc, bpdc] around. Join with slip st to top of first st.

 

Rnds 3–12: Repeat Rnd 2. At the end of Rnd 12, turn.

 

Rnd 13: (WS) Ch 2, bpdc around. Turn.

 

Rnd 14: (RS) Ch 2, [fpdc in fi rst 4 sts, sk 2 sts, fptr in next 2 sts, working in front of these sts, fptr in 2 skipped sts] around. Join with a slip st to top of first st of rnd. Turn.

 

Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13.

 

Rnds 16–25: Repeat Rnds 14 and 15 five more times.

Change to smaller hook to work final rnd.

 

Rnd 26: (Eyelet trim) Ch 1, *[sc, ch 4, dc] in next st, sk next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip st to beg of rnd. Finish off.

 

FINISHING

Stitch Key Cabled Boot Cuffs Celtic Cable Crochet Approved Excerpt Cabled Boot Cuffs Diagram - Celtic Cable Crochet Approved Excerpt 

Weave in loose ends.

Excerpted from Celtic Cable Crochet by Bonnie Barker. Copyright © F+W Media, Inc. / Interweave.  Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photography by Chris Dempsey and Bonnie Barker.


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14 Comments

  1. WOW!! I love the Ferges Shawl & Vicki’s Sweater.
    Lots of special stitches that I have never used but how fun to learn them, right?

  2. So many beautiful patterns!! Can’t wait to try the boot cuffs!!

  3. These patterns are all beautiful! Celtic weave and cables are quickly becoming some of my favourite crochet stitches!

  4. I love the cable look in knit but am not knit savvy to do it justice, I like knowing that I can get this book and make some nice cabled projects.

  5. Hi Natishia, There is a printfriendly button at the end of the post – you can opt to save it as a PDF copy instead of ‘print’ 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. On my phone I can’t print ? Love the pattern though. I so want the book