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Cable Crochet Blanket Pattern, Easy Peasy Cable Blanket

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Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern- with no post stitches!

 

cable crochet blanket pattern, vertical view

 

Have you ever seen a cable crochet blanket pattern without any post stitches and lots of counting? This is it! It is a beginner-friendly design where the cable is made from chain stitches.

 

crochet cable blanket pattern on a chair

 

 

These will make great gifts and will leave the recipient thinking you have put days of effort into it while all it takes is a day or two. Honestly, adding the tassels is what took me the longest. 

 

crochet cable blanket flowing down from chair

 

 

Finished Crochet Cable afghan pattern

 

 

The tassels definitely add the perfect finishing touch and let you blend in your yarn tails without weaving them in. I did not weave in a single tail for this blanket. How awesome is that? 

 

 

Close up of Cable Blanket

 

To see how easy this blanket is compared to a regular cable blanket, see regular cables worked with post stitches on theunraveledmitten.com.

 

Cable Crochet Blanket Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials 

1. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors Vanilla and Pale Gray was used for making this crochet blanket. It is a size 6 Super Bulky weight yarn.

2. An N/P (10mm) crochet hook

 

Finished Size of Crochet Cable Blanket 

37 inches wide and 42 inches long without the tassels. Tassels will add another 10 inches to the length of the blanket.

 

Yardage 

2 skeins of each color. Each skein contains 220 yards of yarn. 

 

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms. 

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

 

 

Stitch Explanation

 

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1. Show working in the back loop only (BLO)

 

 

1. BLO: Work your stitch inserting your hook only into the back loop of the stitch as shown in pic 1 above.

 

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2. Third loops of a hdc stitch are found behind the stitch

 

2. Third loop of a st: The third loop is a loop that runs horizontally behind your hdc stitch as shown in pic 2 above. If you work into the third loop, the ‘V’ of the stitch gets pushed forward to form a ribbed line on your crochet fabric.

 

3. hdc2tog: It is a decrease worked across 2 sts to join them into one. YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, 3 loops on your hook now,  YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all the 5 loops on your hook.  

 

Gauge

 6-1/2 half double crochet sts and 5 Rows= 4 inches

 

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Pattern Notes

1. The blanket is worked first as a flat piece with ribbed lines and then the cables are added between the ribbed lines using chain stitches.

 

2. The tails you leave when changing colors will NOT have to be woven in as they will blend in with the tassels. 

 

With gray color yarn, ch 73 to start your blanket. The initial chain is a multiple of 7+3. 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch (skipped chains count as a hdc) from hook and each ch across, turn. ————72 hdc

 

Note: For the next row, you will find the third loop in front of your work. 

 

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in third loop of first st, 1 hdc in third loop of each st across until you have 1 st and the beginning ch-2 left, hdc2tog into the next st and top of beginning ch-2, turn. ——71 hdc

 

 

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3. Ribbed lines are formed when you work in the third loop

 

Every time you work a row into the third loop, you will see a ribbed line form as shown in pic 3 above. 

 

Notes

1. The next row is a regular hdc row where the sts are worked into both the loops.

 

2. If you are a beginner, always place a marker in the first hdc of each row from now on. This way when you are ending your next row, the marked st will show you where you should work your last st. 

 

3. The stitch count will always be 71 at the end of each row.

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st and each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

 

Row 4: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the third loop of first st, 1 hdc in the third loop of each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

 

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st and each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

Note: To join a new color at the end of the row, start working your last hdc in the third loop as usual and when you have 5 loops on your hook, YO the new color and pull through the 5 loops to complete the stitch.

 

Row 6: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in third loop of first st, 1 hdc in third loop of each st across to last st, work hdc in the third loop of last st while joining the cream color yarn. Fasten off the gray color yarn leaving a 9-inch tail, turn.  —-71 hdc

 

Row 7: With cream color yarn, ch 1, 1 hdc in BLO of first st and each st across to end.—–71 hdc

 

Row 8: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the third loop of first st, 1 hdc in the third loop of each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

Row 9: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st and each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

Row 10: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the third loop of first st, 1 hdc in the third loop of each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

Row 11: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st and each st across to end, turn. —-71 hdc

 

Row 12: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in third loop of first st, 1 hdc in third loop of each st across to last st, work hdc in the third loop of last st while joining gray yarn. Fasten off the cream color yarn leaving a 9-inch tail, turn.  —-71 hdc

 

Repeat Rows 7 to 12 alternating between cream and gray color until you have a total of 7 stripes. Every time you fasten off remember to leave a 9-inch tail. If it ends up being too short, you may not be able to blend it in with your tassels.

 

Adding the Cables

Note:  Make sure you start working your cables near the last row of your blanket. If you start from the foundation chain side, the first st on the ribbing will be hardly visible and can throw your count off. 

 

First Half of the Cable

 

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4.  Start at the base of the first ribbed line to make the first half of the cable.

 

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5. First half of the cable is worked between the ribbed lines

 

Pattern Note

1. Take a good look at pics 4 and 5 above before you start making your cables. Each half of the cable is worked in a zig-zag shape between the ribbed lines formed by working in the third loops. 

 

Sl st to the base of the first ribbed line, ch 3, sl st to the 4th st on the second ribbed line, *ch 3, sl st to the 7th st (counted from the previous sl st made on the same ribbed line) on the first ribbed line, ch 3, sl st to the 7th st on the second ribbed line) repeat from * until just 3 visible sts are left on the second ribbed line, ch 3 and sl to the top of the first ribbed line. Fasten off leaving a 9-inch tail.

 

Second Half of the Cable

 

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6. Start the second half of the cable at the base of the 3rd ribbed line

 

 

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7. Starting the second half of the cable

 

 

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8. Completed cable for each stripe looking like diamonds

 

Notes

1. Second half of the cable is worked between the second and third ribbed lines. 

2. Take a good look at pics 6, 7, and 8 before starting the second half of the cable. 

 

Sl st to the base of the third ribbed line, ch 3, sl st into the same st as the first sl st on the second ribbed line, *ch 3, sl st into the 7th st on the third ribbed line, ch 3, sl st into the same st as the next sl st on  the second ribbed line) repeat from * until just 3 visible sts are left on the second ribbed line, ch 3 and sl to the top of the third ribbed line. Fasten off leaving a 9-inch tail.

 

Repeat the same steps to add cables for each stripe. In the end, always remember to leave a 9-inch tail.

 

Adding Tassels to the Crochet Cable Afghan Pattern

If you find 2 tails of the same color next to each other, knot them together twice to imitate the look of a tassel. 

 

I used a small book to make my tassel. You can also use a thick 5.75-inch wide cardboard to make your tassels.

 

Wrap the yarn multiple times around a small book or your cardboard. Cut along one side to get multiple strands of the same length.

 

Take one strand, fold at the middle of the strand, pull through the edge of the blanket to form a loop, grab the 2 ends with your hook and pull through the loop, if you find any stray single strand of yarn nearby, pull it through the loop as well. Now tug gently to tighten the loop.

 

Take care not to add too many tassels or your blanket will widen out at the edges. Add just enough to cover the edge. Add cream tassels to the cream stripes and gray tassels to the gray stripes. 

 

 

Finishing the Crochet Cable Blanket

Luckily we have no tails to weave in on this lovely blanket. Lay your blanket flat on the ground, comb the tassels with your fingers, and trim the edges to level them. Your easy peasy cable blanket is ready!

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Cable Crochet Blanket Pattern, Easy Peasy Cable Blanket

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Jen

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Hello,this is a beautiful pattern.when i first read it,i thought,i could try that so i saved it. I finished my projects and went back and reread it,your instructions are great and i have one question. What tension do you reccomend using, regular for the afghan and looser for cables?i tend to crochet tight and am afraid the cables will not align. Thank you for a great pattern! The suggestion above for colors was great idea too.

Eva

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Hi, I'm starting out with your pattern, I aim to make a baby blanket for my Grand nephew however I have a question, is 73 chains long enough?? I'm trying to follow the pattern but it's looking too small. What is multiple of 7+3? How do I work it out? Thanks.

Lyn

Friday 29th of October 2021

I’m planning on making this crochet cable blanket in one colour & the ‘cables’ & ribbing in a contrasting, long colour change (red 💖 unforgettable). Thanks for this pattern.

Shehnaaz

Friday 29th of October 2021

I am glad you like my easy cable crochet blanket pattern and am excited to see how the cables will look in a contrasting color.

sapa

Friday 29th of October 2021

I would like to know if the paid pattern has a video how to, will gladly buy a pattern if it does.