4 Wildlife Cable Afghan Patterns

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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.

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Wildlife Cable Afghans from Leisure Arts Book Review

Title: Wildlife Cable Afghans
Author: Christine Naugle
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
Photographer: Jason Masters
ISBN: 978-1-4647-6993-1

Wildlife Cable Afghans Book Review

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 [4] 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.

  • Wolf
  • Bear
  • Moose
  • Deer

Corner Squares

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.

Side Panels

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)

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Back Cover Wildlife Cable Afghans from Leisure Arts Book Review

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.

Crochet Terms:

  • Gauge
  • 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!

Would you like to win an eBook copy of Wildlife Cable Afghans?

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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Wildlife Cable Afghans! and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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  1. Thanks for the great review. I have seen this book and have been on the fence on ordering it. Your review has swayed my decision.

  2. Thank you so much for your review on the Wild Life Afghans. I have this on my next order and I have several family members that love different animals that is included in this booklet. And I didn’t know that you could mix and match the top and sides. So these can be made in all different patterns.

  3. Your review is very good. I purchased this booklet a year ago but am just know getting around to doing one. I don’t know if all the booklets have this issue or not. I have done all of my corners and panels. The main color is the darker color on the panels but on the charts for the center panel, it indicates the background is the main color. I believe that the key for the chart is reversed. I need to make sure that I am doing it correctly so that it doesn’t impact the amounts of each color of yarn I purchased according to the instructions.

  4. i love these designs – sooo cozy looking – thanks for reviewing this = i would have never known about this e book otherwise!!

  5. would be one I would be interested in as my home is mostly done in wildlife and I love , Moose, bears, Wolves, eagles

  6. Something was wrong with the giveaway link. Html was messed up and not working properly. 😪

  7. I would love for your to review Shrugs & Boleros – 6 Crocheted Designs from Leisure Arts

  8. I love wildlife designs. I would suggest Ultimate Crochet Collection for Beginners.

  9. I would love you to review and have a giveaway for Quilted Crochet or Retro Christmas Ornaments.

  10. Yarn Pooling Made Easy would be a great book for you to review. I haven’t been able to create this pattern yet, but part of the problem is finding the pooling yarn. I usually don’t buy yarn online but I just might have to in order to do this.

  11. I would like to see you review either one of the Q-hook Afghans books from leisure arts

  12. I would like for you to review Leisure Arts Easy Essential Bags SKU# 6795C next.

  13. This looks like a pretty nice book to own. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win it.

  14. I would like to find out more about modern crochet. It would be interesting if you could review Leisure Arts Modern Crochet. Thank you.

  15. I would like you to review this one. Wall Hangings – 8 Stylish Crochet Yarn Projects to Define Your Space It looks pretty interesting.

  16. These look amazing I hope someday I’ll be able to try something like this