Cable chain stitch is different from the usual chain stitch in a slight way. This stitch has each of its loops connected by a small ‘cable’ , instead of being connected directly with each other as in chain stitch.

I will be illustrating this stitch over a straight stitch line from bottom to top. You need to be aware of the chain stitch to be able to do this stitch. Do pay attention to the way the thread is wrapped around the needle during the stitch procedure.

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Fig 1: Lay the base of the stitch by doing a chain stitch.   Fig 2: Now, bring the needle towards the right side of the base and wrap the thread around once, as shown.

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Fig 3: Keeping the wrap of thread around the needle, take the needle in and out of the fabric at a short distance from the previous loop.   Fig 4: Now loop the thread around the needle from left to right as we would in the chain stitch.
cable_chain_stitch_5   Fig 5: Pull out the needle and we would get two loops connected with a small cable. Continue this procedure to finish the entire stitch line to get a pattern as illustrated.