Sawyer’s Blanket Crochet Pattern – Free Afghan Tutorial

Sawyer’s Blanket is the perfect crochet afghan for elevating your space! Whether you’re looking for a new living room blanket, nursery blanket, or something to gift, this one is quick to make and has a stunning finish.

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This crochet blanket is made with super bulky yarn making it super soft and squishy! And it’s really warm too! Just like the Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket and the Puffy Hearts Blanket!

The base of the blanket is made separate with the beautiful faux cables added at the end, leaving your options wide open with the Sawyer’s Blanket crochet pattern!

Make this crochet blanket striped, use variegated yarn, or do one solid color as shown.

The cables can be the same color as the blanket, a contrast to make them pop, all different colors, or even use a variegated yarn for those too!

This is an easy crochet project pattern, which could also be a confident beginner crochet blanket project!

This stitch pattern was found in the Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia from Robyn Chachula!

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Crochet Blanket Pattern for Chunky Cabled Afghan, heirloom afghan crochet blanket

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Materials

Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

  • Main Color
    • 44oz (792yds)
  • Accent Color
    • 8oz (144yds)

N/P/10.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

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Gauge

6.5 sc x 6.5 rows = 4”

Finished Measurements

44” x 49” approximately

Stitch Guide

ch = chain

BLO = back loop only

sc = single crochet

Surface sl st = See Special Stitches

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

YO = Yarn Over

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

Cabled Crochet Blanket  free pattern
Notes
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • Pattern is worked in multiples of 8 for rows and stitches, so add by 8s if wanting to size up or down.
  • Cables can be worked in any yarn weight, just make sure slip stitch loops are long enough so they don’t cinch the rows.
  • Charts are at the end for ease of printing.
  • I used Yarn Bee Dream Supreme yarn in Aegean and cables were made with Loops and Threads Charisma in Bone.
Special Stitches

Surface Slip Stitch (Surface sl st) = Make a slip knot and hold it to the underside (wrong side) of the piece. Insert hook from top side (right side) to underside. Place slip knot on hook, bring the loop up to the top side; leave the working yarn strand on the underside of the project. *A small distance from last insertion, insert hook from top side to underside through piece, yarn over, draw loop to top side and through loop on hook (surface slip stitch made)*. Repeat from * to * as needed. For this project the holes are premade. There are 2 sets of holes per “cable”.

Easy Crochet Blanket Heirloom afghan pattern

Instructions

With Main Color,

R1. Ch 65, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 1, skip 1, sc x 2, ch 1, skip 1, *sc x 4, ch 1, skip 1, sc x 2, ch 1, skip 1* across, sc x 2 across last 2 chs, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R2-3. Ch 1, sc in each sc, ch 1 + skip over each ch-1 space, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R4. Ch 1, sc x 3 (placing 3rd sc in ch-1 space), ch 2, skip 2 sc, *sc x 6 (starting and ending in a ch-1 space), ch 2, skip 2 across, sc x 3 in last 3 sts, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R5. Ch 1, sc in each sc, ch 2 + skip over each ch-2 space, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R6. Ch 1, sc x 2, ch 1, skip 1, 2 sc in ch-2 space, ch 1, skip 1, *sc x 4, ch 1, skip 1, 2 sc in ch-2 space, ch 1, skip 1* across, 2 sc in last 2 sts, turn

R7. Ch 1, sc in each sc, ch 1 + skip over each ch-1 space, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R8-11. Repeat R7

R12. Ch 1, sc x 3 (placing 3rd sc in ch-1 space), ch 2, skip 2 sc, *sc x 6 (starting and ending in a ch-1 space), ch 2, skip 2 across, sc x 3 in last 3 sts, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R13. Ch 1, sc in each sc, ch 2, skip over each ch-2 space, turn (48 sc, 16 ch-1)

R14-69. Repeat R6-13

R70-72. Repeat R7; 

R73. Ch 1, sc in the end of each row and in each st arnd the outside of the blanket, sl st to 1st sc, do not turn, keep a working loop

Ribbed Edging

With Main Color,

R1. Ch 4, sc in the back bump of 2nd ch and in next 2 chs, sl st into the same sc as the ch started, sl st in next unworked sc on blanket edge, turn

R2. Ch 1, BLO sc across 3 scs, turn

R3. Ch 1, BLO sc across 3 scs, sl st in 1st unworked sc on blanket edge, sl st in next, turn

Repeat R3 & 4 arnd

How to work corners:

sl st in 1st corner st, work ribbing as instructed above, sl st back into same corner st, work ribbing as instructed, sl st into 2nd corner st, work ribbing as instructed, sl st back into same corner st, sl st in next; then continue working ribbing R2&3 to the next corner.

How to join edging at last corner:

sl st in 1st corner st, work ribbing as instructed above, sl st back into same corner st, work ribbing as instructed, sl st into 2nd corner st (which is R1 of ribbing), turn, BLO sc up, turn, hold both ribbed edges front sides together, insert hook through both loops on one side and BLO on otherside, sl st down, sl st back into 2nd corner st; Fasten.

Surface Slip Stitch Cables

With Accent Color,

Work surface sl sts straight up the piece, from bottom to top,  in ch-1 spaces. Then place one surface sl st into the 1st ch-2 space, then slightly further over sideways into the 2nd ch-2 space in order to cross over to the other side of the premade holes. 

Keep switching back and forth, crossing over at the ch-2 spaces. 

When working the 2nd side of the cable, work the crossover across the top of the 1st side at the 2nd ch-2 space. [See Chart]

Sawyer's Blanket Crochet Chart Tutorial
Finishing
  • Secure and Hide All Strings

That’s the Sawyer’s Blanket crochet pattern!

Sawyer's Blanket Crochet Pattern

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3 thoughts on “Sawyer’s Blanket Crochet Pattern – Free Afghan Tutorial”

  1. Hello Ms. Sonya, this is a beautiful blanket/afghan. I missed the pattern’s feature day. Being a visual person, I was wondering if there’s a video for this pattern? Had I not missed the pattern free PDF I would printed the pattern and worked off the paper. However, if there’s a video It would be even happier then if I had gotten the PDF.
    Thank you for reading and responding.

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