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This Narrow Cables Blanket Square Crochet Pattern features small diamond cables set in between straight cables. Welcome to week one of the Crazy for Cables Blanket Crochet Along!

I am so excited to have you join me for this Crazy for Cables Blanket crochet along adventure. If this is your first time hearing about the Crazy for Cables Crochet Along, I invite you to check out this introduction post here: The Crazy for Cables Crochet Along.

This is week one of this six week event. And our square this week will throw us right into the thick of crochet cable work! Sound daunting? Be sure to check out the free video tutorial following the free crochet pattern below.

A close up of the Narrow Cables crochet blanket square

The crochet cables in this square are a repetitive pattern that is easy to catch on to. When working crochet cables, the first cable row is always the most challenging due to the extra counting that is required. But, after those first are rows, you will find that you will fall into a steady rhythm.

The Materials:

To work the Crazy for Cables Blanket in its entirety, you will need approximately 5000 yards (a little less) of a medium/worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. For the crochet along I will be using the Pound of Love yarn by Lion Brand. It is a 100% acrylic yarn and each ball is about 1020 yards/932 meters or 16oz/454g. I decided to use two colours (each week I worked two squares in each). Colour A was Olive and I used about 2.5 balls. Colour A was Antique White and I used a little less than two balls. Feel free to work the blanket all as one colour or in two or more, it’s really up to you.

Along with the yarn, you will need a 5mm (H/8) crochet hook. In the video tutorials you will see me using a Wooden Streamline hook by Furls Crochet. Another favourite is the Clover Soft Touch crochet hook.

PDF Copies are also available:

This year for the winter blanket crochet along I decided to provide the PDF at the start of the crochet along for those who wish to follow it instead of following along here on Rich Textures Crochet. The pattern will be provided each week and written out below. It is free, and always will be, to follow here on Rich Textures Crochet. If you would like to add the pattern to your library and purchase the ad free PDF, you may do so through my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Although only one square of the blanket is provided in this post below, you will see that the PDF includes all five of the blanket squares, joining and edging.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CRAZY FOR CABLES BLANKET ON ETSY

CLICK HERE FOR THE CRAZY FOR CABLES BLANKET ON RAVELRY

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember, if you happen to work on this project, be sure to tag Rich Textures Crochet on social media and use the hashtag #crazyforcablescal so that I might come by and admire it.

Happy Crocheting, see you next week for the next square!
Sarah

Narrow Cables Blanket Square:

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 16 sc x 20 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size: Finished blanket measures approximately 50 x 62 inches.  Each square is about 12 x 12 inches.

Yarn: Approximately 5000 yards of a worsted weight yarn.  Shown here: Pound of Love by Lion Brand Yarn (100% acrylic; 16 oz/454g; 1020 yds/932 m); (4) Medium/worsted weight) in the colours Olive (Colour A), Antique White (Colour B).

Hook: Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle, scissors.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Fpdc2tog – Front Post Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
Fpsts – Front Post Stitches

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in American crochet terms.
  • The crochet square motifs are all worked in rows and finished off with a single crochet edging.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • You will make 4 squares (Two in both colour A and B) of each pattern for the blanket.
  • Once 20 squares are complete they are crocheted together.  A simple edging is worked around the outer edge.
  • Video tutorials for each square can be found under their hiding on my YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/RichTexturesCrochet/ , under the “Crazy for Cables Crochet Along” playlist.
  • As some of the cable instructions are fairly detailed, I have broken the rows down into smaller paragraphs to help with keeping pace.
  • NOTE: When working a post stitch around the stitch 2 rows below, the single crochet stitch in the previous row behind the post stitch will always be skipped when working the next stitch such as the single crochet following the post stitch.

Free Crochet Pattern:

 Ch 46. (To change the size you will want to add an extra stitch in between each cable or in multiples of 4)

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across.  Ch 1, turn. (45 sts)

Row 2:
Sc in the 1st st and in each st across.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in the 1st st, fpdc in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, 

[Sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st, fpdc2tog (working around the post of the previous st 2 rows below, sk the next st 2 rows below, and complete the st around the post of the next st 2 rows below), sc in the next st, fpdc in the next st 2 rows below] twice. 

Sc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st, fpdc2tog (working around the post of the previous st 2 rows below, sk the next st 2 rows below, and complete the st around the post of the next st 2 rows below), sc in the next st, fpdc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 3 sts.

[Fpdc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st, fpdc2tog (working around the post of the previous st 2 rows below, sk the next st 2 rows below, and complete the st around the post of the next st 2 rows below), sc in the next st, fpdc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sts], twice. 

Fpdc in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, sc in the final st.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in the 1st st and in each st across.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in the 1st st, fpdc in each of the next 2 fpsts 2 rows below, (sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, sc in the next st of the previous row, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below) twice, sc in each of the next 3 sts. 

Fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, sc in the next st of the previous row, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 3 sts.

(Fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, sc in the next st of the previous row, fpdc working around the post of the next fpdc2tog 2 rows below, fpdc in the next fpst 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sts) twice, fpdc in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, sc in the final st.  Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in the 1st st and in each st across.  Ch 1, turn.

Rows 7-52: Repeat rows 3-6 for pattern.

If desired, fasten off or continue with square edging as follows:

Edging (WORK AROUND EACH OF THE 20 SQUARES IN THE BLANKET):

Join yarn with a sl st in any corner.

Ch 1, 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in each st across the top of the square, sc in the corner, evenly work 46 sc across the 1st rough edge, sc in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom of the square, sc in the corner, evenly work 46 sc across the final rough side, join with a sl st in the 1st st.

Fasten off, weave in your ends and block your square if desired. Repeat until you have four squares in total.

Video Tutorial:

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5 Comments

  1. Good evening, I am doing something wrong in row 3 but I have no idea what. I am following the written directions and followed with the video tutorial but do not have enough stitches in the end to finish the row. SOS, I’ve spent an hour trying to figure it out with no success. Is anyone else having issues on row 3?

  2. Hi. I am following your tutorial for the narrow cable pattern but I run out of stitches before the end of the cable row, row 3. I am 4 stitches short?

  3. Kris McWilliams says:

    Hi Sarah! I just wanted to say what a great instructor you are! Taking the time to make sure everyone is on the same page is awesome. Have you ever considered a Patreon account or a Ko-Fi? It would give those of us a way to send you a bit extra for all you do! Best!

    Kris

  4. Hi Sarah! So this is the second time I’ve tried to do this, so if it shows up twice – sorry! I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the time you take to create the videos and CAL’s. I’ve just recently found you and wish there was a way to send a bit extra to you. Have you thought about creating a Patreon account or adding a Ko-fi app to the site? That would allow those of us wanting to send you a bit more for all the work you do a place to do it. Just a thought! Best! Kris

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Thank you so much Kris! I am so glad that you are appreciating the patterns and CAL’s! Thank you for the suggestions 🙂 Although I have thought about Patreon, I have not looked into the ko-fi app, but will!