Caron Cake Shop Yarn | More Than 50 Crochet Patterns
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Are you a crafter looking for new and exciting projects? With Caron Cake Shop Yarn, you can breathe life into any project with bold colors and vibrant textures. Whether you’re a knitter or crocheter, these cakes of yarn offer the ultimate convenience in working with multiple skeins at once for your next masterpiece. If this has piqued your interest, look no further!
Let’s dive into what Caron Cake Shop yarn is, what makes it special, where you can get it, and what makes it great for beginners. Oh, and some tips you need to know before you start a new project. If that wasn’t enough, ✨here are more than 50 patterns✨ from some of the best designers on the internet.
Let’s get started on our delicious ???? journey through knitting and crochet possibilities created by this spectacularly yummy-looking cake of sheer delight!
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What is Caron Cake Shop Yarn?
Caron Cake Shop Yarn is a popular yarn brand among knitters and crocheters due to its unique, self-striping colors and soft, high-quality texture. The original Caron Cake yarn is made of a blend of acrylic and wool fibers, making it both durable and comfortable to wear. But since its first introduction to the Michaels Craft store, Caron Cake Shop yarns now include yarns that are all acrylic or a cotton blend!
What makes Caron Cake Shop Yarn Special?
One of the standout features of Caron Cake Shop Yarn is its carefully curated color selection. The yarn is designed to create a gradient effect, with each skein featuring a range of complementary colors that blend together beautifully when knitted or crocheted. This long color change self-striping effect adds a stunning visual dimension to any project and makes it a great choice for creating eye-catching accessories such as shawls, scarves, hats, and blankets.
In addition to its color selection, Caron Cake Shop Yarn is also known for its soft and luxurious feel. The acrylic fibers in the yarn make it easy to care for, while the wool content adds warmth and softness to the finished product. This combination of materials also means that Caron Cake Shop Yarn is both lightweight and cozy, making it ideal for creating garments and accessories that are both comfortable and stylish.
What are some of the Caron Cake Yarns available at Michaels?
The Caron Cake Shop Yarn is available only at Michaels. It is an exclusive yarn sold to them. Over the years, there have been a variety of yarns in the overall collection. At this time, these are the ones you can find at your local Michaels or online.
Each type features a different color selection, fiber content, and weight, allowing you to choose the perfect yarn for your project. Additionally, Caron Cake Shop Yarns come in convenient cakes that make it easy to begin your project without worrying about winding the yarn.
Caron Cake Shop Yarns Great for Beginners
Choosing the right colors for a project can be a daunting task for beginner crocheters and knitters. With so many shades of basic yarn available, it can be difficult to know which ones will work together in harmony. Fortunately, Caron Cake Shop Yarn offers an easy solution with its carefully curated color selection that creates beautiful gradient effects.
This cake yarn’s long-color changing self-striping effect adds stunning visual depth to any project without having to fuss over multiple skeins of different colored yarns or worry about whether or not the hues will clash when put together. Plus, fewer ends to weave in (or bury in).
The variety of textures, fibers, and weights makes the Caron Cake Shop Yarns a great choice for beginner. With different fiber content options such as acrylic, wool, cotton blends and more, there is something suitable for any project. All these features make Caron Cake Shop Yarns an ideal choice for those just starting out on their crafting journey!!
Tips for Crocheting Caron Cakes Crochet Patterns
This yarn is like any other yarn in that you can crochet or knit with it. But here are some things you might consider before you start a large project.
Because of the long color changing nature of this yarn, you want to make sure you get the same dye lot of yarn when you purchase enough for a project. Be aware, some of the same dye lot yarn could be displayed in the opposite direction in the same dye lot. Amanda Crochets did a yarn review that demonstrated this perfectly. When you have different cake yarn that is wound this way, simply try to begin the new cake at the same point in the established color sequence of your project to continue the color striping.
In this same way, should you come across a knot in your yarn and it breaks up the color sequence (yes, it is frustrating but it happens), you will first CUT THE KNOT OUT (never work a knot into your work) then rejoin the yarn at approximately the same point in the color sequence as you would above.
Don’t want the colors to transition on their own? Not a problem, you can cut each color out of the cake and wind them up into their own little balls of yarn. Now, you have a collection of perfectly curated colors that you can do colorwork with in your own style.
The Caron Cake Shop yarn has different washing instructions depending on the fiber content. A good rule of thumb is this…make a gauge swatch with the same hook or needles as you will use on the actual project and the Caron Cake Yarn of your choice. Then wash that gauge swatch in the manner recommended on the label or in the manner you plan on washing the finished project. This makes it so you can see how well the fabric tension and fiber will hold up to the stitch pattern and your washing before you invest so much time in a large project.
What Can I Crochet with Caron Cake Shop Yarn?
With Caron Cake Shop Yarn, you can crochet or knit a range of beautiful and unique projects. From cozy crochet shawls to scarves, from crochet beanie to crochet hats, from blankets to crochet bags – There’s a lot of easy crochet patterns you can choose from. Really something for everyone! The carefully curated colors of the yarn makes it easy to create stunning gradient effects, perfect for adding visual depth.
I love to use these yarns in a way that allows the yarn to shine and be the star. The first project I ever made with a Caron cake yarn was a fantastic poncho for the very first Turkey Trot in 2019. Both the knitting pattern and the crochet pattern used the Caron Latte Cake yarn and simple stitches. To this day, I wear these ponchos all the time!
Caron Cake Shop Yarn Crochet Patterns from Top Designers
I’ve asked my designer friends to share with me all the wonderful patterns they’ve designed using the Caron Cake Yarns. There is a wonderful variety of project here for you to choose from so take some time and check all of these out!
More Than 50 Caron Cake Shop Yarn Patterns
Collection of Crochet (and Tunisian Crochet) patterns that are made with Caron Cake Shop yarn or could be made with cake shop yarn.
Check out this amazing list of crochet designs with both free crochet patterns and ad-free pdf purchase options.
Designed with warm weather climates in mind. It can be too warm to wear some of the adorable marshmallow-fluffy scarves and cowls in destinations like Florida or Texas. But a really light version of those items can be perfect for a chilly air conditioned room.
Combining two different shades of Swirl Cakes make this mosaic crochet bag a fun project. Caron Swirl Cakes yarn has been discontinued 🦖. However, if you were to substitute a Caron Cakes yarn instead the resulting Japanese Knot Bag would be lovely.
It is rare that I crochet an item that I wear all the time, but this really is one of the few things you can be certain I will wear at least every 2 weeks. I love the colors, the soft texture, and the size. Make one, and you will love it too!
The Primavera crochet shawl has a rectangular shape and worked in back and forth rows. It’s most likely the simplest shape to work with since there’s no need for increasing or decreasing stitches at any time.
This crochet shawl pattern is a two-row repeat and only two types of stitches are used throughout the whole pattern – Double Crochets and Puff Stitches. I love Puff stitches here as they create such a beautiful texture.
This hat is as beautiful as it is warm. This will be your new favorite winter hat.
In addition to the original hat, I have added a convertible version, that can be worn like the original, open part way for wearing with a pony tail or a bun, or open completely and wear as a cowl neck.
The Hazel stitch pattern is created using short rows and slip-stitchvariations smoothly integrated into the ribbing edges.The scarf worked vertically, flat, in one piece. Repeats of the stitch pattern are structured to create a double-sided scarf textile.You can choose between two variations: a classic scarf with straight long edges or a scarf with one wavy decorative edge.
Tunisian perfect for BiCrafty Bootcampers who are triple threat crafters! The rectangular shape of this shawl lends itself perfectly to the 2-row Tunisian stitch pattern. The shawl is worked side to side lengthwise with no shaping.
Great for a last minute crochet gift or something to whip up while you watch a movie. This simple eyelet pattern and subtle shaping will keep your interest as you work through the many rows of this scarf.
Are you looking for something easy to make using Tunisian crochet? The ‘A Taste of Honey Shawl’ works up beautifully even though it is one of the easiest patterns to crochet! It is made up of only one stitch – Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch and looks beautiful with solid or variegated yarn 🙂
The Afternoon Tea Crochet Throw is named after the colour of the yarn that I used in the photos, but I believe that it is very fitting for this particular blanket. This blanket features an airy chevron design. Rows of open work are interspaced between more solid rows.
Simple Elegance with tassels! YES PLEASE! Triangle shawl that wraps around the neck like a cowl. Show off the colors of your favorite Caron Big Cakes yarn. Sarah is a master of simple that packs a punch!
Such a fun pattern by Jeanne. I remember her working on this design and thinking it would be an instant classic. Let these simple stitches in a ripple / chevron pattern really show up and show off in the Caron Baby Cakes yarn.
If you’re looking to make a crochet scarf with fringe, you’re in the right place! Crocheted scarves are fantastic projects to make in the winter months, and you can easily complete one in just a day. Plus, they make excellent gifts for all sorts of occasions, from Christmas to birthdays and beyond.
This particular crochet scarf pattern is an easy one, with just one type of stitch used throughout. Not only is it beginner-friendly, but it also creates a soft, airy, and squishy texture that you’ll love having wrapped around your neck.
Designed in memory of my best friends mom who lost her life to Pancreatic Cancer. This hat is crocheted from the bottom up. I allowed the yarn colors to land as they may and combined a beautiful textured stitch pattern to really show off the colors. The faux fur pom on top really sets it off.
This is a favorite pattern of many and sells well at craft fairs if you are looking for a great pattern to make and sell.
A beautifully textured top, the Layla Jane Crochet Top has endless color blocking opportunities. It also looks wonderful in one color. Suitable for summer but pop a long sleeve shirt under it, and it can work long into fall. This top is a must have staple in your handmade wardrobe.
Popular shawl is not available in a rectangle. Beautiful, lacy crochet stitches are my favorite part of crochet! Working up the fun combinations of stitches to create texture and interest is so much fun.
Ashlea made this sweater in a different yarn but a lovely Ravelry crocheter made it using Carn Tea Cakes and it looked GREAT! So, I'm adding it here as an option because it is wonderful. And who doesn't want a 4 hour sweater pattern?
The Yarnspirations design team understood the assignment. They took a classic granny square stitch pattern and let the curated colors of the Caron Chunky Cakes do all the work. With a few decorative tassels at the corners and you have a classic blanket pattern!
Yes, I know this was made in a different yarn BUT, this would be absolutely beautiful in Cotton Cakes Yarn or if you have some Skinny Cakes....YESSSs! Can't you see how beautiful it is?
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More Caron Cake Shop Yarn Patterns from Marly Bird?
Over the next several months I will be releasing several patterns for crochet and knitting using the Caron Cake Shop yarns. I have a knit cardigan with pockets made out of Caron Cotton Cakes, a new Crochet Shawl with Caron Blossom Cakes, a new summer cover-up made with Caron Cotton Ripple Cakes, a new cowl made with Caron Latte Cakes, and much more. So stay tuned.
I just can’t get enough of this amazing yarn. What do you want to see me make next?