You’ve been to Michaels. You’ve acquired your yarn. Now, what to make? I found some fantastic Caron Cakes pattern ideas for you on Etsy and around the Internet!
***UPDATE 9/7/17*** It’s been a year since I wrote this post and I wanted to say thank you to the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve stopped by to visit me! *mwah* You rock! Lots of people have emailed me asking to update this post. When I wrote it Caron Cakes were barely out in stores. A year later, we now have TONS of patterns made specifically for this amazing yarn!
So, I’ve given this post an update and added 27 new patterns!!!
UPDATE (5/19/17) – these patterns are also perfect for Caron Cakes! I’m making the Surf’s Up shawl right now and loving how it is turning out.
If your local Michaels has already been wiped out of Caron Cakes (I’ve heard many of them are) have no fear! According to the Michaels Stores’ Twitter, they are working on restocking as quickly as possible. YAY!
Not sure what all of the hype is about? I test drove this yarn – click here to read the review!
Caron Cakes Pattern Ideas – Paid
Look at all of this amazingness I found on Etsy!
Hooked Homemade Happy’s Circle Vest
Treble Maker Design’s Surf’s Up Shawl (I’ve made this and it is a superfun pattern!)
The Cre8tive Store’s Triangle Shawl
Zuccini Island Knits Waves Baby Blanket
Olga’s Crochet Frenzy’s Cherry Chip Baby Afghan
Left in Knots’ Snow Drops Scarf
Cozy Hat’s Pebbles and Pearls Cowl
Little Panda Mommy’s Mermaid Tail Blanket
Jacquie Craft Boutique’s Kerchief Scarf
Hooked Homemade Happy’s Crochet Cowl
Crochet by Michelle’s Marly Top
bySol’s Mermaid Blanket
Accesorise’s Ripple Poncho
NormasTreasures’ Knitted Scarf
AlaSascha’s Color Block Shawl
The Sweeter Side Mom’s Color Block Baby Blanket
Fifty Four Ten Studio’s Color Block Pillow
Kimberlee’s Corner Knitted Cowl
Digital Pattern Shop’s Vintage Granny Poncho
Ile Aiye’s Knitted Poncho
Paxton’s Promise’s Mermaid Tail
Little Buddy Doll’s Ripple Circular Afghan
I have a couple favorites that I definitely want to try. The School of Magic Scarf is perfect for #BacktoHogwarts day, right?!? I think I’m going to use my Funfetti for that one.
And Crystal Bear’s Chunky Poncho is incredibly gorgeous! It looks so smooshy and warm! Her pattern does call for bulky weight yarn and a Q hook, but you could double the Caron Cakes yarn and make it work. I’m going to try this one in November. I have a big vendor event coming up at the end of October and as much as I want to play around with new yarn, I have to stay focused.
So. Hard. FOCUS
Sidenote: Ponchos need to make a comeback. I am one of those *always cold* people and the idea of a wearable afghan really appeals to me. They’re due to be back in fashion again…I seem to remember they had a moment in the early 2000s so I’m looking for them to come back around in 2020.
Caron Cakes Pattern Ideas – Free!
Make and Do Crew’s Desert Winds Triangle Scarf
B.hooked Crochet’s Caron Cakes Cowl
The Stitchin’ Mommy’s Berry Cakes Infinity Scarf
Iris Rose Knits and Crochets’ Another Cake Shawl
The Crochet Crowd’s Hypnotic Tiles Afghan
Left in Knot’s Lucky Celtic Infinity Scarf
Oombawka Design’s Faerie Mist Scarf
Kriskrafter’s Easy Cowl
The Philosopher’s Wife’s Peacock Hood
Will Run 4 Yarn’s Ex Boyfriends (Ravelry link)
The Crochet Crowd’s Happy Hexagon Afghan
Jessie at Home’s Becky Cowl
The Crochet Dude’s Faux Cable Cowl
Goddess Crochet’s The Easiest Shawl
Olive and Brook’s River Rock Blanket
Fiber Flux’s Maui Blossoms Scarf
Crocheting Crazy’s Lemon Lime Infinity Scarf
EVERYONE is making the Virus Shawl (Ravelry link). Of course they are, it’s gorgeous! If you follow the links from the Ravelry page there are both video instructions and a chart. If you prefer a written pattern, Crazy About Crochet on Facebook has shared written instructions, which are super-helpful if you are like me and can’t follow videos or a chart.
There is also a pattern for a Virus Blanket (Ravelry link), and it also looks gorgeous made with Caron Cakes!
A lot of people are making corner-to-corner blankets, too. Caron Cakes looks really nice in these kinds of projects, like this one by Kindra’s Crochet.
The Open Air Market Scarf is a new pattern designed for Caron Cakes by Left in Knots. I like this one a lot! It is the perfect cross between a scarf and shawl.
The Gemstone Lace Shawl from The Lavender Chair is another beautiful use of Caron Cakes!
Need more ideas? Click on over to this post for even more pattern recommendations!
What are you going to make with yours?