Crochet Cables are a great way to add texture to a crochet blanket, especially easy ones like the ones found in the Straight Cables Afghan Square!
Welcome to Week Three, Option B in the Make it Your Way Crochet Along! Our crochet afghan square this week features some simple, yet beautiful straight cables.
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Lately, I have been loving working cable stitches. They look so cozy! And, once you get the hang of them, are really quite easy to work. Later on in this crochet along we will work some more complicated cables so these straight cables will allow us to get the hang of working post stitches first.
As I mentioned above, this is week three of the Make it Your Way Crochet Along. So far we have learned for different stitch patterns which include:
Week One, Option A: Spiked Sedge Stitch Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week One, Option B: Suzette Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Two, Option A: Almond Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
Week Three, Option B: Extended Moss Stitch Afghan Square Crochet Pattern.
I look forward to seeing which squares you have chosen!
For this crochet along I have encouraged you to use any worsted weight yarn. Each square will measure approximately 10.5-11 inches and you will make four of them in this stitch pattern to complete the blanket. For this blanket square you will need approximately 117 yards. For those curious, for my blanket I will be using the Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. Along with the yarn you will need a 6 mm (J/10) crochet hook.
A PDF of these squares will be available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops AT THE END of this crochet along. I will post them as two separate blankets, one including the squares for option A and one for Option B. So stay tuned if you are looking for that PDF!
Straight Cables Crochet Afghan Square:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts x 18 rows of Pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Yarn: Approximately 118 yards of Vanna’s Choice® by Lion Brand Yarn® (%100 Acrylic; 3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yd/156 m) per square.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Turn at the end of each row.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the size of your square, you will need an multiple of 4 stitches for your foundation chain, plus 3.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1 and turn your work. (34 sts)
Row 2: Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn your work.
Row 3: Sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, *fpdc around the posts of each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sts; Rpt from * across, ch 1, turn your work.
Row 4: Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn your work.
Row 5: Sc in each of the 1st 2 sts, *fpdc around the posts of each of the next 2 fp sts 2 rows below, sc in each of the next 2 sts; Rpt from * across, ch 1, turn your work.
Rows 6 – 33: Rpt rows 4 and 5.
Row 34: Sc in the 1st st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Join yarn with a sl st in the top corner st, [work 34 sc evenly across, 1 in the corner] 4 times, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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