A hand knitted chenille yarn blanket is strewn across a medium-blue velvet couch. The blanket is bright purple, and knit in a cabled pattern, with a centre panel of an elaborate Celtic braid design, and side panels of mixed cables.
A hand knitted chenille yarn blanket in sand beige yarn in a cable-knit pattern. The centre panel is an intricate Celtic knot, flanked by mixed cables.
A close up of knitting detail showing bright purple yarn knit in an intricate Celtic knot.
A close up of knitting detail showing sand beige yarn knit in an intricate Celtic knot.
A close up of knitting detail showing sand beige yarn in a mix of cabling.
A close up of knitting detail of sand beige yarn knitted in an intricate Celtic knot.
The words “Easy to follow instructions!” Appear in teal coloured text on a peach-coloured background with a white and teal background. Underneath this title, the words “This pattern includes: stitch descriptions, row-by-row written instructions, sample photo(s), and a chart showing a stitch-by-stitch guide.” Appear in grey text on the left. On the right is the image of the first page of a knitting pattern, and below that is an image of a pattern chart.

PATTERN: Celtic Cable Knotted Braid Blanket

Regular price $10.00 $0.00 Unit price per


This PDF pattern includes written English instructions, as well as a pattern template.

The Celtic Cable Knotted Braid blanket is a mixed pattern of cables of different sizes with a centre pattern of an impressive 8-strand braid with a whopping 42-row repeat. Celtic braids are a common feature and centrepiece of Irish Aran knitting. Irish Aran knitting patterns have a long and rich history, originating in the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. Most commonly seen in sweaters, I have replicated those patterns here in blanket form.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate.

SUGGESTED TOOLS: No needles required (finger knitting). Scissors.


  • - 5 balls of Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn (6.4oz, 180g) (Image shown is the colour ‘Bright Purple’). Approximate size 44” x 50” (129.5 x 127cm)


  • - 9 balls of Lion Brand Off-the-Hook (3.5 oz/100g (Image shown is the colour ‘Beach Sand’). Approximate size 42” x 44” (109cm x 129.5cm)

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern will work with any brand of loop yarn, but keep in mind that the size of the loops, and size of the balls/skeins of each brand is different.

For smaller loop yarns like Red Heart Loop-It, the number of balls required should be similar to Lion Brand Off-the-Hook, as long as the balls are of a similar size. Alize Puffy yarn will work with this pattern but you will need to determine the quantity needed by comparing the number of yards in your balls.


The Celtic Cable Knotted Braid Blanket pattern and all photographs are the property of I Love My Blanket/Reena Belford. This pattern and design are subject to copyright, and you may not distribute or sell this pattern under any circumstances.

Products made with this pattern *ARE* permitted to be used for both personal and commercial use, but please credit ‘I Love My Blanket’. (@iloveblanket on Instagram)


Due to the nature of this product being an electronic download, no refunds will be granted. THIS IS NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT and no refunds will be given for failure of reading the details in full.

Please share your work! Follow and tag me on instagram @iloveblanket

NEED YARN? Click here.

Share this Product