Free Braided Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern + Video Tutorial

Recently, I decided to try crochet cables and I have to say…I am hooked! For a while I was intimidated by cable stitches but after a few small swatches I have been including them in any project possible!

So, when I pulled this beautiful Heartland Yarn from my stash I knew it needed to be a Crochet Cable Blanket, the Soutache Braided Blanket to be specific! Crochet Cables are easier than they look and did not take a very long time! I have included step-by-step photos and a video tutorial available on my YouTube Channel.

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Free Braided Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern + Video Tutorial

How Do You Crochet Cables?

Crochet cables are created by working front post double crochet stitches in previous rows of FPdc except the set up cable row. Every other row only uses single crochets unless a pattern calls for something different.

I have created a step-by-step picture tutorial and YouTube video to help you along the way with the cables. Please feel free to reach out if you are having a hard time and need a helping hand!

How to crochet a cable

Is Cable Crochet Hard?

Cabling in crochet is not hard as long as you are mindful of your stitch placement, stitch tension and stitch count.

When you do crochet stitch cables there is an obvious wrong side and right side. The wrong side will have no post stitches while the front side will have all of the post stitches that will create the crochet cables.

When you make cables for the first time it may be helpful to use front post treble crochet stitches if you have too tight of tension 

Pattern Description 

This free pattern for a crocheted cable blanket works up surprisingly fast in worsted weight yarn. I made this in under two weeks, not a very long time at all!

There is a crochet diagram included to help with proper stitch placement alongside the written pattern instructions.

This is an advanced skill level pattern but is a beginner-friendly design if you take it slow, use the step-by-step pictures and can read crochet charts.

I do not use a chain 1 at the end of the row in this pattern. I have developed a loose tension and excluding the ch 1 creates a cleaner edge for me. If your tension is tight you may want to include a chain 1 before working your first sc st.

This blanket is a timeless piece and a long as you take it slow you can make these beautiful cables giving you an impressive result to show off!

You have to cut your yarn at the end of the Puff Stitch Section before starting your next Cable Section in order to have the cables on the right side of the fabric each time.

This cable crochet blanket pattern is a great way to improve your cable game because these cables are only and 8 row repeat that built beautifully on each other!

I designed this blanket in two sizes, baby and throw but you could easily modify this pattern to make other throw blanket sizes.

The cable repeat is worked in multiples of 10 and 8 repeat rows. For the largest size I used about 250 yards per section, so you could use that as a starting point to figure out how much yarn you would need to create a different size. 

The baby blanket pattern is designed to be 37 by 33 inches, so it is a really good size blanket that can be used well into childhood! The throw size cabled blanket is 50 by 45 inches, so it is perfect for the couch in your living room!

Heartland Yarn washes great and looks wonderful in these complex and simple stitches to make the rows of these gorgeous braided cables! 

Free Braided Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern

Yarn Substitions

This would be a great pattern for these yarns as well. Just be sure to check your gauge with your crochet hook and adjust as needed. 

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  • 6.50 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 (10) Skeins of Lion Brand Heartland in Bryce Canyon [136-130R]
  • #4 Worsted Weight Yarn 1506 (2510) yards.
  • Scissors 
  • Darning Needle


  • 12 sts by 12 rows in sc is 4 by 4 inches.

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch 
  • Slip Stitch – sl st 
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Skip – sk
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Previous – prev
  • Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc -Work a double crochet as you normally would by placing your hook from front to back to front around the post of the designated stitch. 
  • Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.
  • Stacked Single Crochet StitchSTsc – insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops, *insert your hook into the second vertical bar on the stitch you just created, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull though all loops, repeat from * one more time.
  • Puff Stitch – ps – (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space and pull up a loop) 4 times in same stitch or space, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Baby (Throw) – 36 x 32 (48 x 38) inches.
  • * Designates a repeat.
  • Be mindful of when it is noted to work behind or in front of a FPdc when crossing sts.
  • When a FPdc is created you must make sure to skip the stitches behind in the round you are working. For Example: When you “FPdc 2” you must skip 2 sc sts in the previous row leaving them unworked, so each row has the same number of sts,this is NOT noted in the row instructions.
  • You will have the same number of stitches in all cable rows as single crochet rows.
  • When skipping single crochet stitches in Row 3 to create the Cable Foundation you will be counting forward from the corresponding single crochet stitch created in Row 1 (noted as ‘prev row’).
  • Reference the stitch diagram for the repeats and proper stitch placement, note that FPdc sts are working in FPdc sts but for clarity the diagram does NOT show the overlap.
  • Stitch Diagrams for Row Repeats have the order of the placement of the FPdc sts numbered if you prefer a visual. Be mindful of if you are working in FRONT or BEHIND of a FPdc.
  • FPdc sts are always worked in FPdc sts with the exception of Row 3 where the FPdc sts are worked in Single Crochet Stitches of Row 1 to set up the Foundation FPdc sts.
Braided Crochet Cable Blanket

Free Crochet Cable Blanket Pattern and Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

Cable Section 

Row 1 – Fsc 110 (150)
Row 2 – Turn, sc across.
Row 3 – Turn, *sc, FPdc in each of next 2 corresponding Fsc sts, sc 2, sk 4-Fsc, FPdc in each of next 2-Fsc, FPdc working back and over in FRONT of last 2-FPdc created, sc, repeat from * 10 (14) more times.
Row 4 – Turn, sc across.
Row 5 – Turn, *sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc*, repeat from * to * 14 more times.
Row 6 – Turn, sc across.
Row 7 – Turn, *sc, sk 2-FPdc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, FPdc back working BEHIND last 2-FPdc created, sc 2, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, repeat from * 10 (14) more times.
Row 8 – Turn, sc across.
Row 9 – Turn, *sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc, repeat from * 10 (14) more times.
Row 10 – Turn, sc across.
Row 11 – Turn, *sc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, sc 2, sk 2-FPdc, FPdc in each of next 2-FPdc, FPdc working back and over in FRONT of last 2-FPdc created, sc, repeat from * 10 (14) more times.
Row 12 – Turn, sc across.
Rows 13 to 20 – Repeat Rows 5 to 12.
Note: Stitch Diagram and Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial are below the “Puff Stitch Section”.

Puff Stitch Section

Row 21 – Turn, STsc in first st, *(ch 1, sk 1) PS in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, hdc in last stitch.
Next 6 Rows – Repeat Row 21.
Next 2 Rows – Turn, sc across, cut yarn and reattach in first st of last row created. 

Repeat from ‘CABLE SECTION’ above starting with ‘Row 3’ ignoring ‘turn’ at the beginning of the row and continuing through to the ‘PUFF STITCH SECTION’ for a total of 6 (8) Section Repeats. You should be working now with the right side facing you so that your cables are on the correct side of the blanket.

Lastly, after completing 6 (8) sections, repeat the ‘CABLE SECTION’ once more for a total of 7 (9) Section repeats to complete your blanket, finish off.

Stitch Diagram

Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

The Row Number is noted below each photo, reference the row instructions above.


Reattach your yarn in a corner and single crochet evenly across placing 1 sc in each sc and sc row end. Place 2 sc in each ps row end and in corners place 3 sc sts. Continue around twice more placing 3 sc in each center sc of corners created. Finish off.

Looking for some other Blanket Crochet Projects?

Click on the photos below to use the free crochet pattern for any of my other crochet throw blanket patterns! Some of these blankets use simple stitches while others will be great to learn some new stitches and make a great gift! 

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