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Rustic Romance Cable Throw

Updated July 29, 2021
Rustic Romance Cable Throw

Cozy up with this Rustic Romance Throw. This crochet afghan pattern has truly lovely texture. The combination of cable stitch and shell stitch create a one-of-a-kind throw that's sure to be a fast favorite. Luxurious and thick, this throw will give you that lovin' feeling as you curl up at home. As elegant as it looks, it still retains some of that homey appeal that makes afghans so comforting. You'll fall in love with this clever, attractive afghan pattern.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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


  • Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn: 7 skeins of 4608 Wine
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle

Throw measures 46” x 55”.

3 cables and 2 shells = 4”; 8 rows = 4” in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations
fpdc (front post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. bpdc (back post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. cable = skip next st, fpdc around the next st, fpdc around skipped st. shell = 4 dc between the 2nd and 3rd dc of next 4-dc group.

Ch 136.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 134 sts.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, * cable, skip next dc, 4 dc in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * to last 3 sts; cable, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, * bpdc around next 2 fpdc, shell; repeat from * to last 3 sts; bpdc around next 2 fpdc, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, * cable, shell; repeat from * to last 3 sts; cable, dc in top of ch-3; turn. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for pattern until 55” from beginning (or desired length). Do not fasten off.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * ch 1, sc in front loop of sc just made, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.


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This rustic cable throw looks so warm and cozy. The rich color is beautiful and it would look right at home in a log cabin.

This pattern looks to be easy enough but I have a question. When working the edging, do I turn my work at the beginning of each round?

I've just pinned this afghan. Nice solid burgundy color. Thanks for easy access to the pattern. This is perfect for personal use or as a Christmas present.

Such a beautiful Rustic Romance Cable Throw pattern. After reading the pattern it looks and read well. I love the cable pattern and this is a good size blanket. With the 4 row repeat it will go fast and a great way to relax in the evening. I can see this done in red.. Thank you for the free pattern.

How many skeins of yarn for this project? Thanks - I would like to make this for a family member for Christmas. Joy


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