Aran Isle Throw

Aran Isle Throw
Aran Isle Throw

Melt into this soft green cable crochet pattern during a long weekend. The Aran Isle Throw features lovely aisles of cables and the crochet bobble stitch, which give this blanket texture and warmth. Make this free crochet pattern in the color that you find most relaxing.

This crochet blanket pattern just screams "weekend away". Let yourself sit back, relax, and crochet one of the comfiest Red Heart Yarn patterns out there. This crochet cable pattern is made in one piece, so there aren't a lot of ends to weave in.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 sts = 4"; 10 rows = 4-3/8" in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 48" x 63" (121.9 cm x 160 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 7 skeins 661 Frosty Green
  • Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle


  1. Beginning at side edge (afghan is worked side to side) with larger hook, ch 181.

    Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 179 sts.
    Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 2 (counts as first st), skip first dc, * BPDC around next st; repeat from * across; turn.
    Row 3: Ch 2, skip first st, * FPDC around next st; repeat from * across; turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
    Row 5-Bobble Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * MB in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.
    Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
    Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc,* skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc, dc into skipped sc working around the last 2 dc (this dc encloses the last 2 dc); repeat from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.
    Rows 8-10: Repeat Rows 4-6.
    Row 11: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc and in each sc across; turn.
    Work Rows 2-11 a total of 10 times.
    Work Rows 2-3 once more.
    Do not fasten off.
    Change to smaller hook.


    Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides of afghan and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc; turn.
    Round 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, work as for Row 5-Bobble Row, working 3 sts in each corner and adjusting at end of round as necessary; join; turn.
    Round 3 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in each st around and work 3 sc in each corner as before; join; do NOT turn.
    Round 4 (Right Side): * Ch 3, skip 1 sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around; turn.
    Round 5-Picot Round (Wrong Side): Ch 1,* (sc, ch 2, slip st into 2nd ch from hook, sc) all in ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join.
    Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.


(SPECIAL) BPDC (back post double crochet)
Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of stitch indicated and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice.
(SPECIAL) FPDC (front post double crochet)
Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of stitch indicated and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice.
(SPECIAL) MB (make bobble)
[yarn over and draw up a loop] 3 times all in stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook.

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I absolutely love this pattern. Looks stunning in blue at the foot of my king-size bed. I have also made it in off-white and green as in the pattern.

This Aran Isle Throw will look great when displayed on a tan colored leather sofa in your living room or study. It seems very simple but the stitches used here are a challenge to make. I think this will also look great in bright or earthy colors.

I have finished the body of this throw which I really like but I am confused with corners in edging is it 3 single cr. in one single cr. for each corner

This is gorgeous! I love the sage color, too.

Why in the world do the editors of this site include patterns with missing instructions? Why should we have to go to another site to get the "real deal"??? Ridiculous!!

Hi Denver, This pattern is reproduced (with permission) from Red Heart's website. I just double checked and the only thing that was copied over here from their site was some stitch abbreviations, which I have now added. Otherwise, these two patterns are identical and complete. Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

If you Google "Red Heart Aran Isle Throw", you'll find the pattern on Red Heart's website - complete with total instructions of how to make the various stitches.

If you have access to the internet, just search for "bobble stitch" and they have tutorials on how to make them.

It would be nice if instructions included directions on how to make the bobble stitch.

I think MB is Make Bobble...

Unsure in row 5 "the bobble row" what MB stands for? This is not an abbreviation that shows up on any prior pattern I've done.


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