I love these 4 wildlife cable afghan patterns. The pattern includes instructions for 4 center panels, 4 different side panels and 4 different corner squares. This means you can pick and choose your favorites of the included designs to create your own finished afghan.
Title: Wildlife Cable Afghans
Author: Christine Naugle
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
Photographer: Jason Masters
Choose from four different animal silhouettes for your center panel (a moose, a bear, a deer, or a wolf) and then choose your side panels to create your own gorgeous wildlife cable afghan!
This gives you lots of different combinations you can choose from, when you are making your own blanket.
The Wildlife Cable Afghan is listed as an Intermediate Difficulty Level and the finished size of the afghan is 35.5 inches X 44.75 inches (90 cm X 113.5 cm). The afghan is crocheted with medium weight yarn  and sizes 5 mm (H) and 5.5 mm (I) hooks.
Since you will be assembling different sections together it is a good idea to make the 2 Gauge Swatches provided on page 3.
The Center Panels
Finished size: 21 inches X 30.25 inches (53.5 cm X 77 cm)
For the center panel, you need to choose the animal you are going to crochet. The center panel is crocheted following a chart and the instructions telling you how to read the charts are included on page 6. The charts are worked in half double crochet stitches. You use the smaller size hook for the center panels. The larger size hook is used to add the border to the center panel.
You will need to make 4 corner squares. There are four different corner square patterns included and you can mix-and-match or make all four the same for your blanket. The corner square patterns are included on pages 10-15. The corner squares are crocheted with the larger size hook.
The panels are written in 2 lengths. You will need to make 2 short panels and 2 long panels from the 4 different panel patterns provided. The short and long panels are crocheted with the larger size hook.
- Short Panel Instructions are in Blue
- Long Panel Instructions are in Pink
- Instructions in Black apply to both the short and long panels
The short panels measure 6.75 inches X 21 inches (17 cm X 30.25 cm) and the long panels measure 6.75 inches X 53.5 inches (17 cm X 77 cm)
More images are available here.
The Stitch Guide is included at the beginning of the pattern on page 4. It includes the written instructions for the stitches being used and the abbreviation for each of the stitches. When a diagram is available to illustrate how the stitch is made, the page number of that illustration is also included for you to reference.
The stitches used:
- Treble Crochet
- Cross St
- Single Crochet 2 Together
- Back Post Double Crochet
- Front Post Double Crochet
- Front Post Treble Crochet
- Front Post Cluster
Along with the stitches listed above, basic stitches like chain stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches and slip stitches are used. The General Instructions are included beginning on page 29. You will find common abbreviations used, symbols and terms and the following crochet terms with diagrams and definitions.
- Back or Front Loop Only
- Free Loops
- Post Stitch
- Mattress Stitch
The Yarn Information is included on page 31.
The Yarn Used to Create the Wildlife Cable Afghans Was:
- Lion Brand® Heartland® AND Caron® Simply Soft®
If you would like to learn more about the Wildlife Cable Afghans, Leisure Arts has a great post from the Designer available here: Wildlife Afghans: Choose Your Own Adventure Crochet
I really love these designs. These wildlife cable afghans are perfect for the outdoorsy people in your life – including the guys!
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