I’m sure you have seen stunning cable blankets before. It’s one of the most prominent techniques in the world of knitting! That said, you may not be aware that you can make cables with crochet. Yes, a crochet cable blanket is a thing, and making it is not as hard as it looks.
A beautiful braided cable blanket can be a timeless piece and eye-catching home decor. All you need to know is a clever way of working post stitches. We would recommend these free patterns to intermediate crocheters – hone your skills and make something new!
There’s no right or wrong way of making a cable crochet blanket. You can create the cable stitch in many ways and with various types of yarn. For these crochet project ideas, you will need rather big crochet hooks and aran or bulky yarn weight.
Check out these free crochet patterns under the links below.
Free Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern Ideas
This cable afghan is so eye-catching I can’t get my eyes off it. Cleverly intertwined cables create organic texture, while colors unexpectedly mix with each other. Multicolored yarn like this one will be a pleasure to work with. Marly and Robin’s design gives a lot of room for experiments, both with the colors and with textures.
Level: intermediate Author: Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula
photo by Marly Bird and Robyn Chachula / ravelry.com
Crochet Mock Cable Sister Throw
If you’re bored with regular crochet blanket patterns, try a mock cable design from Daisy Farm Crafts! This lovely design uses only four stitches: single crochet, slip stitch, half double crochet, and front post single crochet. If you are an adventurous beginner, this project will give you enough of a challenge to get your brain working!
Level: upper beginner Author: Daisy Farm Crafts
photo by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com
Find this pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.
Wandering Cables Baby Blanket
At first glance, this blanket is definitely a knitted one, but in fact, it’s just the miracle of Tunisian crochet. If you’re familiar with basic Tunisian techniques, try learning how to make cables. As you can see, Kim’s design is textural and interesting, despite being all one color.
Level: intermediate Author: Kim Guzman
photo by Kim Guzman / ravelry.com