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No Place Like Home Throw

No Place Like Home Throw
No Place Like Home Throw

The ruby red color of this free crochet pattern reminded us of the magical slippers of the Wizard of Oz. You'll love snuggling up on the couch after a long day with this No Place Like Home Throw by Red Heart Yarns. Using 7 skeins of Red Heart Super Soft yarn in any color you want, you can easily work up this free crochet afghan pattern. The cozy blanket is created by using a stitch pattern that features both a cable and shell, which creates interesting texture and superb warmth. It's the perfect crocheted afghan to use all winter long.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® Super Soft™: 7 skeins 4608 Wine.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
  • Yarn needle.

Throw measures 46” x 55”

3 cables and 2 shells = 4”; 8 rows = 4” in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To practice the pattern stitch, ch 31 and follow Rows 1-4 below

Special Abbreviations:
fpdc (front post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
bpdc (back post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
cable = skip next st, fpdc around the next st, fpdc around skipped st.
shell = 4 dc between the 2nd and 3rd dc of next 4-dc group.


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Ch 136.
Row 1 (Wrong Side):
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 134 sts.
Row 2 (Right Side):
Ch 3, * cable, skip next dc, 4 dc in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * to last 3 sts; cable, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 3:
Ch 3, * bpdc around next 2 fpdc, shell; repeat from * to last 3 sts; bpdc around next 2 fpdc, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 4:
Ch 3, * cable, shell; repeat from * to last 3 sts; cable, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for pattern until 55” from beginning (or desired length). Do not fasten off

Round 1:
Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around entire afghan, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2:
Ch 1, sc in first sc, * ch 1, sc in front loop of sc just made, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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I am confused. I tried a sample piece and it is coming out curved. When you make the first 4 dc, you're adding 3 stitches but only skipping 2 afterward. How does that work out to be straight? What am I missing?

I didn't finish my question.. You only have one post from row 3 so how do you do row 4 when it says do 2 Fpdc to make a cable stitch

Hi croxford 0859473, Row 3 finishes with a bpdc stitch and a dc, so to complete the first cable in Row 4, you will skip the dc from Row 3 and fpdc around the bpdc stitch from the previous row. Then you will fpdc around the dc that you skipped at the beginning of the row to complete the first cable. I hope this makes sense and helps you with the pattern! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet

I am trying to make the no place like home throw. I do not understand row 4. How can you do a cable when you

I am trying the pattern and have one question. For Row 2, it mentions "cable, skip next dc, 4 dc in next dc, skip next dc repeat from " . The instructions for cable start with "skip next st". The question is it the cable starts with 'skip next st' and the instructions for Row 2 and with 'skip next dc', am I skipping 2 stitches in between the 4dc and the cable? I hope my question is clear...thanks!

Hi NanRod219, this is a good question. It seems as though you will be skipping two stitches between the 4dc and the cable, leaving one skipped stitch untouched, and then fpdc around the (second) skipped stitch as the second part of the cable stitch. I hope this makes sense and helps a bit! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet


I love the cable look. I thought the only way you could get cankles was to knit them. I was really off on that. Plus this has the shell stitches too. This is a lot of bang for the buck. Oh wait, it's free! Thank you so much for posting it!

I'm a Kansan and so was Dorothy who wore the ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz so this definitely brought a chuckle! I'm thinking I might make this one up in our wedding color which happened to be wine! I really am attracted to the cable pattern and I'd get to learn the shell stitch also so that's a double win. If I like the pattern well enough I can certainly see making it up as a gift as well!

At first glance, this crochet afghan looks like it may be knitted. The cable pattern is achieved by using the front and back post stitch. I can see having more than one of these but with so many different things to make, I seldom make two of anything.

A great all-purpose basic (but not really!) throw for the entire family to enjoy. These would be great as gifts for the sports fans in your life. I would make each one in the college or pro ball colors of your favorite team. It would be a unique gift idea that can be used most months out of the year. The front post and back post crochet stitches is what gives this throw a cabled look.

Thank you for the practice swatch for using the front / back post double crochet and cable stitch. I have used the front and back post for trimmings but always have to locate a tutorial as I am a novice with the stitches. After crocheting this blanket, I am positive I will be a pro.

This Super Soft yarn by Red Heart is the absolute coziest, snuggliest most luxurious yarn for an afghan that I have ever used. And it is really nice to crochet with too. I love this No Place Like Home afghan too so am really going to enjoy making it for this coming winter which is just a few months away here in South Africa.

This is a beautiful afghan from a distance. I wish the photo was a bit closer to view the pattern better. Still, from reading the pattern, I would make it. With my handy dandy gift card to a craft store I will be shopping for yarn in the near future.


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