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Crochet Cable Blanket with FREE Pattern! – YarnHookNeedles

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I recently delved into the world of cables. I didn’t have any double pointed knitting needles so I wasn’t able to start there. However, I did try my hand at crochet cables and….I. Am. In. LOVE!

One thing I realized is, crochet cables ARE NOT complicated! They are super easy and the end product is simply gorgeous. I had a mom who was due with her third baby and I knew I wanted to create something special and unique.

These cables along with the colors and stripes really made this project turn out beautifully! I hope more than anything you are inspired to create a unique blanket of your own. Something you love or even make a handmade gift for a loved one or friend!

So first I will share with you the stitch pattern and then I will give you the details on how to make this exact project and then the dimensions needed for enlarging this blanket to whatever size you desire!

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • size H crochet hook
  • size 4 worsted weight yarn in desired color palate
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

For this blanket, I was wanting to make it the width of a crib mattress and approx. 40in high or 3/4 the height of a crib mattress.

This pattern is worked in a multiple of 12 + 9

For the crib size we will begin with a CH of 105

CABLE STITCH PATTERN

 

Row 1 – In the 4th CH from the hook place a DC. Continue all the way across with DCs.

Row 2 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), DC in the next 5 sts, * 6 FPDC into the next 6 sts, DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 3 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), * BPDC in the next 6 sts, DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 4 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), DC in the next 5 sts, * skip the next 3 post sts, FPTC into the next 3 post sts. Working backward behind, you will place 1 FPTC into each of the skipped post sts. DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 5 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), * BPDC in the next 6 sts, DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 6 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), DC in the next 5 sts, *FPDC into the next 6 sts, DC into the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 7 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), * BPDC in the next 6 sts, DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 8 –  CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), DC in the next 5 sts, * skip the next 3 post sts, FPTC into the next 3 post sts. Working backward in front, you will place 1 FPTC into each of the skipped post sts. DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Row 9 – CH 2 ((counts as first DC)), * BPDC in the next 6 sts, DC in the next 6 sts. Rep from * across ending with a DC in the top of the CH 2 space. Turn.

Rows 10 – 80: repeat of rows 2 – 9

Row 81 -repeat row 2

Row 82 – CH 1 ((counts as first SC)) SC all the way across

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

 

For this blanket, there is a total of 10 stripes. Each stripe is 8 rows of the same color. So you will be making the cable stitch twice per stripe before switching colors.

You could add any type border you would like. I think crab stitch border would be cute or for a more dainty border, you could do a picot edging as well.

To go bigger on this blanket there are a few ways you could do this.

One would be to move up significantly in hook size and use a more chunky yarn. Then of course if you’re wanting to stay smaller in your yarn and hook size it’s simply a matter of beginning your initial foundation CH with the correct multiple of 19 STS.

Here is a quick guide for making a blanket in the correct dimensions:

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Keep in mind you don’t have to make your blankets to these exact measurements. This is definitely more of a guide so you can get close to the general sizing. Some pattern multiples will only get you close to or a little bit over these dimensions. I just don’t want you to stress if your items aren’t measuring exactly to these sizes.

 

If you make your own version of this crochet cable blanket I would LOVE to see it! You can share is here or on social media using our community hashtags

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19 thoughts on “Crochet Cable Blanket with FREE Pattern! – YarnHookNeedles

  1. I am having trouble with row 2, the problem is:I have stitiches left over. I had a friend to crochet the pattern using 19 stitches and she had stitches left over too. Any suggestions. I followed the pattern just as written please help.
    Thank You

    1. If you’re working in a multiple of 8+6 there shouldn’t be any stitches left. I did mis-speak on the video saying 8+5 were the multiples however that wouldn’t give you an even amount on both sides.
      19 stitches wouldn’t be the correct multiple. 22 stitches would give you the correct multiple.If you’re still having trouble we can figure it out together just email me at: yarnhookneedles@gmail.com

  2. I am still stuck on row number 2… If there are 6 stitches in the rib, then way are we bpdc 9 times instead of the six? And, like the others, there are 3 dc between each rib, but in the picture there are more. This is kind of throwing me off

    1. You are correct with the BPDC needing to be 6 instead of 9. I have corrected the error in the post. Thank you for catching it! I apologize for the delay in response…I hope you were able to complete the project!

  3. I love the looks of this blanket. Unfortunately, after trying for a few hours, I still can’t figure out the pattern. I’m fairly good at reading patterns, and this pattern seems too vague. Can you make a video for this pattern?

    1. I’m so sorry you’ve had issues with the pattern. I will most certainly put together a video! If you follow my YouTube channel you will be notified once it’s up! YouTube.com/yarnhookneedles

  4. I’m having trouble with row 4. If you do the repeat, you end up with 6 DC and 3 FPDC, so it throws the braid off by having 9 dc in between the treble stitches. Also when I messed around and eliminated 3 DC, the treble didn’t create the flow look like in the picture. It was the same as row 2. Something seems off. Thoughts? Thanks so much.

  5. Hi, Jerica:
    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I was wondering if this pattern could be used for a scarf; a set of cable stitch, 2-3 dc in between, another cable stitch set. Do you think this would look nice?

  6. I’m not sure at all if I’m following this right. I chained 99 as stated, and double crocheted in the fourth stitch on the first row. The second row seems unbalanced, I.e. I have 6 dc on one side and the other following the fpdc is only one dc. Are the cables supposed to be centered? As in the smell number of normal dc stitches on each edge of the blanket?

    1. Hello, Kayla!
      You are completely right! I was the one who wrote it wrong. For the crib size, you should have a CH of 105 which would give you a centered cable of 6 DC on both edges. I am so sorry about that!

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