Recently I was lucky enough to take a trip to Austin, Texas – I had hoped to warm up a bit from the chilly Iowa fall weather, but of course, they had a cold snap that week! I needed a warm blanket in a hurry, and this throw was fast, fun, and couldn’t be cozier. Introducing the Austin Cables Throw!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; yarn provided by Lion Brand Yarn; hook provided by Furls.
This was the first chance I’ve had to work with Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick, and I loved how it worked up! It’s super soft, lofty, and combined with a big hook and a bold design, it creates a happy, stripey blanket you can show off to all your friends and family.
If you haven’t worked with crochet cables before, do not fret – this is a great pattern to start with! Row 2 sets up the pattern and uses simple stitches to get the cables started. From there, the cable stitches are only made on the even numbered rows, and only into the post stitches that are two rows below. Once you get going, it’s easy as can be – heck, I found that it was hard to stop!
Austin Cables Throw
US – P, 15mm hook – Furls Crochet
750 yds Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick (Super Bulky/”6″; 160 yds/146 m; 8 oz)
Colorway Shown: Granite Stripes (5 skeins)
Size: 42″ x 52″
Gauge: 4 sts x 4 rows = 4″ in pattern
Stitch multiple: Mult of 8, +4
If preferred, substitute a CSDC (click for tutorial) for the ch 3 at the beginning of every odd-numbered row starting with Row 3. This is shown in the photos but is optional.
Remeber that when working a post stitch, you do not work into the top of the stitch behind the post stitch – that would cause an increase. Maintain your stitch count in every row.
Row 1: Ch 44, dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining ch across; turn. (42 sts in every row of the pattern)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st, fpdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, *fpdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, fpdc in next 2 sts, sc in last st, turn.
Row 3 and every odd numbered row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, fpdtr in each of the first 4 post sts 2 rows below, *sc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in each of the next 4 post sts 2 rows below; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, sc in last 3 sts, turn.
Row 6 and 8: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, fptr in each of the first 4 post sts 2 rows below, *sc in the next 4 sts, fptr in each of the next 4 post sts 2 rows below; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, sc in last 3 sts, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in the first st, fpdtr in each of the first 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 4 sts, *fpdtr in each of the next 4 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, fpdtr in last 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in last st, turn.
Row 12 and 14: Ch 1, sc in the first st, fptr in each of the first 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 4 sts, *fptr in each of the next 4 post sts 2 rows below, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, fptr in last 2 post sts 2 rows below, sc in last st, turn.
Row 16 – 51: Repeat Rows 4-15 three times.
Row 52/Edging: Ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 2, sc evenly along side of blanket, ch 2, sc in each st of foundation chain, ch 2, sc evenly along last side of blanket, ch 2; join and break yarn. Weave in ends.
Big, bold, super chunky cables and cozy warmth can be yours with the Austin Cables Throw! These are the biggest cables I’ve ever made – so far at least! What do you think? Don’t you just want to crawl in there?
If you do make the Austin Cables Throw, I’d love to see your finished projects! Be sure to tag me @mooglyblog on Instagram and Twitter so I can see your gorgeous work (but you might want to wait til after the holidays if it’s a surprise 😉 )
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