FREE Crochet Bulky and Quick Cabled Blanket



I’m super excited to release this cozy cabled blanket.  The inspiration for this blanket came from my comforting patio set.  Yellow is not a typical colour I’m drawn to but I fell in love with the grey and yellow stripes on this set.  We have it beside our pool so I can chill and crochet while the little ones swim.  Last year a designed a mermaid, shark and alligator in Bernat Maker Home Dec.  It’s a a soft jersey cotton type material/yarn perfect for towels or projects expected to get a lot of washing.

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This yarn was perfect for this project. A cozy towel to cuddle in after a swim or wrap up in by the fire on a cool evening.  Of course you can get creative and make this blanket in just about any yarn.  Double up your favourite bulky yarn or use 3-4 strands worsted weight depending on your desired thickness.  Make all one colour or dip your favourite shade to match your decor with a neutral. I’m already excited to see your creations with this pattern!

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Lets get to the Free pattern!  This pattern is only available here for free.  If you’d like a PDF you may purchase from my Ravelry shop for $1.99 US.  This helps cover the costs of my time going into this design. You can also view the video for Free on my YouTube Channel!  This is an Intermediate crochet design.  The video includes a stitch tutorial at the beginning to review stitches used before beginning.  I use the thumb join to join in a new ball and I include how to accurately split a ball in 2.  ( working with 2 strands requires this occasionally).  The video walks through the entire 20 row repeat so it’s a lengthy video but will show you everything to make this blanket.
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Finished Measurements: 44” wide x 60” long

Supplies: 

Yarn: Works up in no time using two strands at a time! (amounts include double strands)

Bernat Maker Home Dec – Shown in Clay (MC) and Gold (A) – 8.8oz/250g / 317yds/290m

MC – 7 Balls  (7th ball split into 2 balls, see video for tutorial)

A – 2 Balls

Total yards 2853

* All 9 balls were used.  Buy extra if desired for insurance

Hooks:

16mm Q hook- Hook may be purchased here
Bulky Q Hook
Other:

Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet: Yarn over (YO), insert hook from front to back around post of stitch indicated. YO and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet: Yarn over (YO), insert hook under post of stitch indicated. YO  and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times

Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet: Yarn over (YO) twice, insert hook under post of stitch indicated. YO and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Hdctog – Half Double Crochet Decrease

MC – Main Color

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong Side

Gauge: 

6.5 sts 5 rows equal to 4″ in pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate 

See full Video Tutorial on MJ’s Youtube Channel

Instructions:

Starting with A

Row 1: Ch 71, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—70 sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn—70 sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, turn—70 sts.
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Pattern

Row 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 fpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, *1 fpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts;  rep from * across until 7 sts remain, 1 fpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 bpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, *1 bpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts;  rep from * across until 7 sts remain, 1 bpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 7: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr in next post, 2 hdc between posts, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc between posts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts; rep from * across  until 7 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc between posts, 1 fptr next post, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc last 2 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 8: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts; rep from * across  until 8 sts remain,  1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last 3 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 9: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr in next post, 2 hdc next 2 sts 1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts; rep from * across  until 8 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next 2 sts 1 fptr next post, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc last st, turn—70 sts.

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Row 10: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts; rep from * across until 9 sts remain, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last 2 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 11: Ch 2, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr in next post, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdctog next 4 sts, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  2 hdctog next 4 sts; rep from * across  until 9 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next post, 1 hdctog last 2 sts, turn—70 sts.
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Row 12: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next st, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts; rep from * across  until 10 sts remain, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last st, turn—70 sts.

Row 13: Ch 2, sk first st, 1 fptr in next post, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next 2 posts, sk next 2 sts, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  sk next 2 sts; rep from * across  until 10 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr next post, 1 hdc in turning ch, turn—71 sts.

Row 14: Ch 2, sk first st, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts; rep from * across  until 11 sts remain, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc in turning ch, turn—71 sts.

Row 15: Ch 2, sk first st, 1 fpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 fpdc next 2 posts, * 1 fpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 fpdc next 2 posts; rep from * across  until 11 sts remain, 1 fpdc next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 8 sts, 1 fpdc next post, 1 hdc in turning ch, turn—71 sts. Change to MC (make sure you have enough A remaining to finish A edging at the end of pattern).

Row 16: Rep Row 14

Row 17: Ch 2, 1 hdc first st, 1 fptr in next post, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc between posts * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  2 hdc between posts; rep from * across until 11 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next post, 1 hdc in turning ch, turn—70 sts.

Row 18: Ch 2, 1 hdc first st, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts; rep from * across until 10 sts remain,  1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last st, turn—70 sts.

Row 19: Ch 2, 2 hdc first st, 1 fptr in next post, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next 2 sts * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  2 hdc next 2 sts; rep from * across until 10 sts remain, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 hdctog next 2 sts, 1 fptr next post, 2 hdc in last st, turn—70 sts.

Row 20: Ch 2, 1 hdc first 2 sts, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts; rep from * across until 9 sts remain, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last 2 sts, turn—70 sts.

 

 

Row 21: Ch 2, 1 hdc first st, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr in next post, 2 hdctog next 4 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdctog next 4 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc next st; rep from * across until 9 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdctog next 4 sts, 1 fptr next post, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc in last st, turn—70 sts.

Row 22: Ch 2, 1 hdc first 3 sts, 1 bpdc in next post, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts,  * 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 6 sts; rep from * across until 8 sts remain,  1 bpdc next 2 posts, 1 hdc next 2 sts, 1 bpdc next post, 1 hdc last 3 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 23: Ch 2, 1 hdc first 2 sts, 2 hdc next st, 1 fptr in next post, sk next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 2 hdc next st, * 1 fptr next 2 posts, sk next 2 sts, 1 fptr next 2 posts,  2 hdc next st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, 2 hdc next st; rep from * across until 8 sts remain,  1 fptr next 2 posts, sk next 2 sts, 1 fptr next post, 2 hdc next st, 1 hdc in last 2 sts, turn—70 sts.

Row 24: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 bpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, *1 bpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts;  rep from * across until 7 sts remain, 1 bpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, turn—70 sts.

Repeat row  5-24 for pattern [1 more time]

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Final Rows

Row 1: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 fpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, *1 fpdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 sts;  rep from * across until 7 sts remain, 1 fpdc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, turn—70 sts.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn—70 sts. After Row 5 do not turn.  Add 2 more sc sts in last st and evenly sc across long edge of blanket (change to A at A section). Add 3 sc in both bottom corners of blanket.  Change back to MC and finish evenly placing sc sts up the long edge.  At corner add 2 sc and sl st to beginning of Row 5 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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