Crochet Cable Stitch may look complicated, but it’s worth the time and effort to learn. Use it for crochet blankets, or other projects – the sky is the limit!
The cable stitch crochet pattern is versatile and looks really great. While stitch patterns like this may get complex, this particular one is quite easy. It consists of 6-row repeat and front post double crochet stitches. The braids are its main feature, but it makes an interesting texture on both sides of the project.
Are cable blankets hard to crochet?
Many crocheters wonder how to crochet cable blankets because most of us know knit cables. It is, however, possible to crochet cables by cleverly ‘weaving’ front post stitches. This kind of crochet appears with mosaic crochet, which also creates strand braids on the surface of the project.
It’s an advanced technique, so I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners. However, with enough patience, you’ll definitely be able to crochet it on your own. Creating cables and post stitches require good tension and experience. Start with easier projects if you’re just starting out, but keep this project in mind for the future.
The size of a crochet cable baby blanket
While this particular crochet baby blanket will fit a crib, you can easily change the size by repeating the pattern. You can then go as big as a king-size bedspread, or a cozy lap afghan.
Our main example is Neapolitan French Braid Cable Blanket by Yarn Hook Needles, available as a free pattern. Crochet cable patterns may be hard to find, but they are definitely worth a try.
You can work crocheted cable blanket patterns in many colors, but remember that the braids should be the focus. Choosing the right colors for your crochet blanket pattern may be tricky, so learning about color theory is a good idea.
Find this free crochet pattern on yarnhookneedles.com.
Why should I crochet a cable blanket?
Cable blankets are timeless, so you can be sure that they will fit any interior. It’s a fantastic baby shower gift idea because every parent needs a cozy blanket for their child. Such a handmade piece not only will be cherished for years but also remain in use as the kid grows up.
If you’re a visual learner, be sure to see Yarn Hook Needles’ video about cable stitches:
What do I need for a cable baby blanket?
As for every crochet project, you will need the right yarn, a corresponding crochet hook, and accessories such as scissors.
Be sure to read the instructions provided by the designer and see what tools and materials she recommends. If you’d like to substitute the yarn, make sure it’s of the same weight and has the same qualities. To be sure about the size, make a gauge swatch and block it. This will allow you to see how the yarn will look when washed.
Measure the swatch and calculate the amount of yarn you need for your blanket. Remember that the baby blanket will eat much less yarn than the king-size bedspread, so plan accordingly.
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