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#1 nichole615

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

Hello! I was hoping I could get some help with a pattern I'm just starting. I have picked up most everything I know on my own, and no one around who can help me. :(

Here is how the pattern reads:

Row 2 (RS) Ch 1, sc in first st, fpdc around nxt st, sk st behind fpdc, *working in front lps, sc in ea of the nxt 2 sts, sk nxt 2 sts, 5 fpdc cable around next st, sk nxt 2 sts, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 2 sts, fpdc around next st**, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 3 sts, sk next st, 3 fpdc cable around nxt st, sk nxt st, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 3 st, fpdc around nxt st, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in last st, turn.

I know what a fpdc/bpdc stitch is, but Im confused by the "cable." There is nothing in the stitch guide that explains more then how fpdc, no cable details.

Do I simple do 5 fpdc's around the same post? Is there a trick to it?

Any thoughts, suggestions, or insight would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :)

#2 magiccrochetfan

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

hi and welcome to the Ville:hook

it seems to me that the pattern should explain how to do it, there should be this info somewhere in the stitch guide, notes, or something. as far as I know, crochet cables aren't so standardized that no explanation would be needed.

What exactly is the pattern---what source is it from? if it's free online, you can link to it, or if it's from a book/magazine or a purchased pattern, tell us the title or source and the name of the pattern.
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:21 PM

I have no idea if this will help, but when I googled "cable stitch crochet", this video came up:

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

It's a digital download pattern from Annie's Attic; Lisa's New and Easy Cable Afghans - Pine Valley.

It wasn't explained in the stitch guide in the back, but after looking for the umpteenth I did find it in the pattern notes. :blush It is just 5 fpdc's around st indicated.

Thanks for the help! LOL :lol

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:10 PM

Glad you found it! :)
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:49 AM

I'm glad that you figured it out. If you have any other problems, you can go to Lisa Naskrents support forum for help. http://www.crochetga...forum.php?f=432 She or one of the other testers will be happy to help you out.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

Hi,

I do Post Stitches all the time, every day. In all the crochet tv shows and videos and patterns I've seen i've never heard of doing 5 individual post stitches around one post.

It probably means that you need to do 1FPDC around each of the next 5 stitches. If this pattern was written by the average person, like on a website or blog, they don't explain the way they should. People leave out all sorts of instructions. It's like doing shorthand. They EXPECT people to know what they mean and they shouldn't. It doesn't help a beginner or someone new to post stitches.

It kinda drives me nuts when people don't write patterns correctly. IF that's the problem.

See if that works for ya. Do a row and see if it works out. :)

Hope it does!!
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:02 AM

http://www.anniesatt...2313&cat_id=947
is it the green one in pic #8? just guessing based on the word pine in the name:lol
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

@ Carovan - thanks for the link! I will definitely check out her website and maybe get further clarification.

@ Heather - I have never done multi post stitches around one post either, but Im sure
there are lots of things I've yet to do! :) It isnt a pattern from a blog, but that doesnt mean it cannot have errors!

@ Magic - That is the correct book, but its actually pictures #3 and #6

# 6 http://www.anniesatt...2313&slide_id=5

This gives a pretty good picture of the stitching, and what I've done looks nothing like that! LOL

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

Carovan - I checked out the site you linked, and found a recent post with the EXACT same question! :lol

http://www.crochetga...b6abd31ba1d745c

I will continue on and hope for the best!

Thanks again for everyone's help! Very much appreciated! :)

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:43 PM

thanks! they are all pretty and look very intricate. sorry to hear yours doesn't look like the picture, hopefully you'll get an answer from Lisa:hook
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:17 PM

Hello! I was hoping I could get some help with a pattern I'm just starting. I have picked up most everything I know on my own, and no one around who can help me. :(

Here is how the pattern reads:

Row 2 (RS) Ch 1, sc in first st, fpdc around nxt st, sk st behind fpdc, *working in front lps, sc in ea of the nxt 2 sts, sk nxt 2 sts, 5 fpdc cable around next st, sk nxt 2 sts, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 2 sts, fpdc around next st**, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 3 sts, sk next st, 3 fpdc cable around nxt st, sk nxt st, sc in frt lp of ea nxt 3 st, fpdc around nxt st, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in last st, turn.

I know what a fpdc/bpdc stitch is, but Im confused by the "cable." There is nothing in the stitch guide that explains more then how fpdc, no cable details.

Do I simple do 5 fpdc's around the same post? Is there a trick to it?

Any thoughts, suggestions, or insight would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :)

Hi nichole615, were you able to get through the Pine Valley afghan?? I am having the same problems you encountered. I have gone to Lisa's blog (crochetgarden); have referred to the replies/suggestions you had from carovan/heather/magic to no avail. someone help please?

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:38 AM

Doing 5fpdc or 3fpdc around one stitch will create the cable design in the fabric.

From what I've read in your post it just sounds like the designer is labeling what the stitch will become.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

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Thank you RoseRed for your prompt reply, I really appreciate it. I will try your suggestion; this is my first time doing a 5fpdc or 3fpdc and find it hard to see the big picture, I hope it turns out right.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

I have the same download and am working on the same pattern. It is definitely 5 fpdc around the same post.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hi Nichole,
I am presently working on an afghan from that same book and have run into the same problem in understanding the meaning of 5fpdc stitch. Just wonder if you finished your afghan project from that cable crochet book and if you figured out the meaning of 5fpdc. Kathy131

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Hi Nichole,
I am presently working on an afghan from that same book and have run into the same problem in understanding the meaning of 5fpdc stitch. Just wonder if you finished your afghan project from that cable crochet book and if you figured out the meaning of 5fpdc. Kathy131




I have the same book and looking at the "Special Stitches" for the Pine Valley pattern, 5-fpdc cable means you do five front post double crochets around the SAME STITCH.

I just crocheted a swatch of 5-fpdc in the same stitch and it looks very pretty 'cause the top of the 5 fpdcs "fan" naturally.
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