10 Free Crochet Cable Pattern Ideas To Try

This is a compilation of 10 free crochet cable pattern ideas you can try. Make beautiful accessories or homewares with this beautiful pattern.

I have always admired the intricate cable stitch patterns you can create with two knitting needles.

Cables stitch patterns give the fabric very unique look and bring another dimension to the texture of the finished item.

Can you crochet a cable pattern?

Cable stitch patterns look amazing on any handmade garment. You can create just as beautiful and intricate designs with crochet stitches too!

You can use this technique for any project where the crochet cable pattern will be just a small addition to the texture.

On the other hand you can make it the main stitch pattern and create a stunning item.

Crochet cables look amazing on any type of a project whether it is a large blanket, pillowcase, bag or a sweater and cardigan projects.


free crochet cable patterns

How do you crochet a simple cable?

Crochet cable stitch pattern is created by skipping a set of stitches, working front post stitches, then working back post stitches into the skipped stitches.

This way the stitches will cross over creating the basic cable stitch pattern. You will normally need to repeat the pattern over two to three rows for the cable stitch pattern to fully cross over.

There are many variable options on how to create a crochet cable pattern, the most basic being the six stitch cable pattern.

In order to create it, you will need to master working around the post of the stitches rather than through the top loops of stitches.

There are two stitches that are very commonly used in crochet cable pattern – front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc).

fpdc – yarn over, insert hook around the post of next stitch inserting hook from front to back to front, yarn over and pull through, (pull through 2 loops on hook) twice.

bpdc – yarn over, insert hook around the post of next stitch inserting hook from back to front to back, yarn over and pull through, (pull through 2 loops on hook) twice.

There are of course variations where you can use treble crochet or half double crochet instead to correct the different height of the stitches.

However, both of these stitches will still be worked around the post of the stitches. So whereas the type of stitch might change, the basic technique is the same.

Check out this great tutorial on how to crochet the basic six stitch crochet cable pattern HERE.

10 Free Crochet Cable Pattern Ideas

I have compiled great crochet cable pattern ideas for you to choose from.

Whether you are a crochet beginner or more advanced, I think you will find a great new pattern to work on regardless.

Choose from quick and easy projects like cowls, hats or wrist warmers.

Fancy a crochet cable challenge? I have a stunning crochet cable blanket pattern that will look stunning decorating your home.

Abbey Crochet Cable Cowl Pattern

This free cowl pattern makes a beautiful winter crochet accessory that will make you look stylish and keep you warm and cozy at the same time.

This quick and beginner friendly crochet cowl uses a combination of two design elements – purl single crochet and crochet cables.

Learn something new today and try my Beautiful Crochet Cable Cowl – Free Pattern.

crochet cable cowl pattern

Crochet Cable Pocket Scarf Pattern

This is a free pocket scarf pattern. It is a super chunky, ribbed textured, scarf with braided cable design on the pockets.

The finished scarf measures approximately 8 feet long by 1 foot wide. You can also adjust the length of the scarf to suit the wearer.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Cable Pocket Scarf Pattern

Ceilidh Throw Crochet Cable Pattern

The Ceilidh Throw is a beautiful crochet cable pattern blanket design!

You will work this throw as one piece featuring braided cables and Celtic weave stitch.

When you break it down, the design features three braided cable design panels and two panels featuring the Celtic weave stitch.  

They are separated by rows of front post double crochet stitches.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet cable pattern.

Ceilidh Throw Crochet Cable Pattern

Crochet Cable Throw Pillow Pattern

This pattern creates a modern farmhouse style crochet throw pillow that doesn’t have any holes for your pillow form or stuffing to peek through.

You will make this crochet throw pillow in two cable stitch panels and then sew them together.

All cable stitch rows are done on the right side of the fabric (the one facing you) so you only have to worry about doing front post double crochet stitches. 

The pattern is available ON THIS WEBSITE.

Crochet Cable Throw Pillow Pattern

Tunisian Cable Crochet Cowl

That is right! You can create crochet cable pattern with Tunisian crochet technique too!

This is as close as you can get to knitted cables without using the knitting needles.

Tunisian crochet creates a squishy and dense fabric that is absolutely perfect for the cowl.

Make this stunning accessory for yourself or as a gift for someone who needs an extra cozy layer.

You can find the pattern ON THIS BLOG.

Tunisian Cable Crochet Cowl

Crochet Shrug

This beautiful shrug is the perfect combination of comfort and style.

Elegant and cozy,the center back design features two twisted rope cables bordering a dramatic, eye-catching braided cable.

The edging is finished with a lovely, textured rib stitch. Pop it on over any outfit and take a walk through town. Or curl up with it on the couch and open your favourite book.

You can find the free pattern HERE.

crochet shrug

Cable Crochet Wrist Warmer Pattern 

Orchard Mitts is a stunning wrist warmers perfect for keeping your forearms and wrists cosy but are fingerless to leave you free to use your hands as you need to.

The detailed but simple cable pattern gives a set of luxurious and sophisticated cabled crochet gloves that make great gifts or market stall best sellers!

You can grab the free pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

Cable Crochet Wrist Warmer Pattern 

Accidental Beanie

As the name suggests the Accidental Beanie has been designed completely by accident.

The pattern uses Jacob’s ladder stitch which is a fun way to create crochet cable look without the need to work post stitches.

That is the great thing about crochet that you can achieve similar look by using various techniques.

Check out THIS POST for the free beanie pattern.

accidental beanie

Easy Ear Warmer

The Alicia Ear warmer uses deceptively simple crochet cables to get a beautiful texture.

It creates a super warm and easy to make accessory that works up really quick.

You can also easily adjust the size of the finished ear warmer so you can customise it for different recipients.

You can find the free crochet pattern ON THIS PAGE.

Easy Cable Crochet Ear Warmer

Easy Hat

The Simple Brimmed Beanie is the perfect pattern to learn how to crochet cables with.

You’ll be able to practice using post stitches to make a really neat twisted effect.

Juggling cables and increase or decrease stitches is hard work, but this easy cable brim section is worked in a simple 5 stitch, 4 row repeat.

THIS BLOG POST explains the pattern in great detail.

Cable Hat Pattern

Final thoughts…

I hope you love these crochet cable pattern ideas. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

Firstly, you can share a direct link to this collection on your social media. 

Do not forget to pin this tutorial to your favorite Pinterest Board so you can easily find it later too.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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