Timeless Cabled Throw Crochet Pattern

Its been a while since I posted a crochet throw/afghan pattern.  I’m not sure why, since blankets are my favourite thing to make! I love how they keep me warm while I work on them.  And we are always in need of more blankets to snuggle up under in our household.

This is a fun project for anyone who loves the look of cables.  The resulting blanket is not only beautiful to look at, but also super snuggly and warm.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this cabled throw below on this page.  You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.  

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Timeless Cabled Throw Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this blanket:

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Measurements

Finished blanket measures: 33″ Wide X 59″ Long

Special Stitches:

Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr): Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.

Pattern:


Please don’t be intimidated by the many rows in the instructions.  Rows 1- 3 are only worked one time – and row 3 may look scary, but that is the most complicated row of the pattern and you only have to do it once.  I would recommend that before you start working on the blanket, to try out the pattern on a smaller swatch.   As well, I have created a video tutorial for a similar (but not exactly the same) stitch that I used to create the Crochet Cabled Throw Pillow Pattern.  This video tutorial should make you much more comfortable with crocheting cables.

If you would like to make this blanket larger or smaller, you can chain a multiple of 14 plus 15.

Chain 85.

Row 1 (RS): HDC in third chain from hook and in each remaining chain. CH2 (counts as first hdc of following row) and turn.

Row 2: HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 3: HDC in next 3 hdc,  *skip next 3 hdc, work FPtr around each hdc one row below the next 3 hdc (Row 1); working in front of the 3 FPtr just made, work FPtr around each hdc one row below the 3 skipped hdc (this will form the twisty part of the cable); HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around each hdc one row below next 2 hdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Skip next 3 hdc, work FPtr around hdc one row below next 3 hdc; working in front of the 3 FPtr just made, work FPtr around hdc one row below the 3 skipped hdc; HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 4:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 5:  HDC in next 3 hdc, *work FPdc around next 6 FPtr, HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Work FPdc around next 6 FPtr, HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 6:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 7:  HDC in next 3 hdc, *work FPdc around next 6 FPdc,HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Work FPdc around next 6 FPdc, HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 8:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 9: HDC in next 3 hdc, *skip next 3 FPdc, work FPtr around next 3 FPdc; working in front of FPtr just made, work FPtr around each skipped FPdc; HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Skip next 3 FPdc, work FPtr around next 3 FPdc; working in front of FPtr just made, work FPtr around each skipped FPdc; HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Repeat rows 4-9 until your work measures approximately 57 inches (or desired length).  Work one last row of only HDC before starting the border.

Border and Finishing:


Work 1 round around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the blanket (or your edges will be too tight and curl inwards).  When working down the sides, work one loose SC in each ch2 space.

Once you have completed one round of single crochet, join with a slip stitch and work one round of HDC in each SC (making sure to work 3 HDC in each corner to keep edges from curling in).  Join with a slip stitch, fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if so please share on social media so that others can try it out as well!  And check out the free pattern to make a matching throw pillow by clicking on the photo below!

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13 thoughts on “Timeless Cabled Throw Crochet Pattern

  1. Hi,
    What a beautiful blanket. I would like te make it.
    Just a question, when you ch2 and turn, do you then skip one stitch, or crochet in the first stitch?

  2. Hi. Do you think a medium worsted weight yarn such as Lion brand Vanna’s choice would work for this pattern? Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern!

  3. The pattern does not look like the throw pictured I do not have the two raised stitches in between the cables and I only have three hdc in between cables. Following both instructions and tutorial. Do you have pattern available on one pictured as was going to give as wedding gift.

    1. Hi Loni, the video tutorial is just for the cable stitch. It doesn’t include the two raised stitches. The written instructions do have the raised stitches. Please double check which pattern instructions you are following for the written instructions. For example row 5 where it says: “FPdc around next 2 FPdc,” that is where they are created.

  4. I love this! I’ll have to search engine search how to do half the stitches and hopefully find some video tutorials on them so I know how to do the stitches but I’ll give it a go! Thank you for the pattern xoxo

  5. Beautiful pillow. I am making a swatch right now. I wonder if you could post a picture of the back side of the piece. I seem to have what looks like pockets that don’t seem to be
    anchored. Is that. Ore the?

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