11 Caron Cakes Crochet Patterns

11 Crochet Ideas for Caron Cakes
11 Crochet Ideas for Caron Cakes
11 Crochet Ideas for Caron Cakes

Caron Cake Craze

So I have seen many, many photos of you yarn collectors who also ran out to buy this fun yarn.  Have you picked out a project yet?  Don’t let this one gather dust!  It is such a dream to work with so grab your hooks and get busy!

Free Patterns ideas to get you started hooking your new yarn.

  1. Virus Shawl – this super popular shawl is perfect for the color changes in this soft yarn.
  2. Virus Blanket – another popular design is always popping up. Paid Pattern.
  3. Pineapple Peacock Shawl – see the example done by one of our Crochet Crowders.
  4. Mile A Minute Baby Afghan – just make your strips longer for a full-sized blanket.
  5. Squared Diamond Granny Throw – any granny design would be fun with this yarn.
  6. Road Trip Scarf – a fast and easy design to make.
  7. Chunky Ribbed Cowl – try a K hook with this yarn, a few more starting chains for this one, and you will get a nice drape on this cowl.
  8. Tranquil Waves Ripple Blanket – let the colors flow through this pretty project.
  9. Southern Diamonds Baby Blanket – beautiful stitches with diagrams to guide you along.
  10. Corner to Corner Puff Stitch Blanket – just a bit different than the usual C2C.
  11. Corner to Corner Baby Blanket – the border on this one caught my eye.
11 Crochet Ideas for Caron Cakes
11 Crochet Ideas for Caron Cakes.


All of our Caron Cake tutorials.

Some great ideas right here on The Crochet Crowd pages.

  1. Mermaid Cowl – A lovely crocodile stitch pattern.
  2. Chain Reaction Scarf –  Easy to make and fun to wear accessory.
  3. Woven Scarf – Using Fpdc and Bpdc create a diagonal striping effect.
  4. Spiked Stitch Pillow
  5. Tunisian Shadow Stitch Cowl
  6. Spectrum Afghan – this round design will use the color changes nicely.

Stitches that may lend well with the color changes, as Mikey says, “you’re the artist, you decide.”

  1. Basket Weave
  2. Pop Corn Stitch
  3. Extended Moss Stitch
  4. Jumbo Catherine Wheel
  5. Catherine’s Wheel
  6. Rib Stitch
  7. Arrow Stitch
  8. Crinkle Stitch

And don’t miss my Glacier Cowl made with only one Caron Cake.

Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber
Glacier Cowl by Jeanne Steinhilber

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  1. Thank you so much for this list! I caved and bought a bunch of balls of this yarn at my local Michaels last week and then I thought what is going to look best with the color changes? This was just perfect!! I may need more yarn, though, now. lol!!

  2. I’m going to make a swatch and wash and dry it on the gentle cycle. I really want to make afghans with the cakes.

  3. I had to jump on the bandwagon and make something with a skein! Yes I only bought one! I could find a pattern I wanted so didn’t want to buy more, so I bought one and designed my own scarf! I thought I’d keep it for me, but I got an order for 5 of them! Since it’s all for charity……I guess I’ll be making more and not keeping this one! 🙁

  4. Joyce Palmer

    I really like Caron Cakes, except running across flaws, have had to cut fuzzy strips of yarn out about 5 times and am not even close to halfway, this is my first skein of it

    • We are sorry that you are experiencing this. I would suggest talking to customer service with Michaels Stores.

  5. Heidi

    I just picked up a Cake in Gelato and am itching to use it for the Pineapple Peacock shawl. However, the directions state 2 balls of their preferred yarn is required, totaling over 600yds. Can anyone tell me if I will need to grab another Cake? I don’t want to start on it and end up unable to finish or unable to find another Cake that starts in the right color…


  6. Joan Clark

    Just bought my first Caron cake. Can’t wait to figure out how I’m going to use it. Love Jeanne’s rug in the turquoise and grey but I think mine will be a scarf or cowl. It will be fun looking at everyone’s ideas. Thanks to everyone at The Crochet Crowd.

  7. Michelle K

    I’ve been crocheting for quite a few years but mostly just dabbled until last year. I usually go on hiatus in the warmer weather but I saw these cakes and just had to have some (bought 1 cake each in faerie, red velvet, and blueberry cheesecake). I stick to mostly smaller items (hats, scarves, clutches) but I saw these cakes as the perfect chance to make a c2c. But I’ve never made one before so just curious if anyone has any idea the sizing of a c2c with a single cake? Maybe I need to go back to Michaels and pick up a second of my color of choice

  8. Robin Howell

    Oh I agree, solids in the Caron Cakes would be Devine!! I have yet to use mine because I am still trying to decide on the right pattern. I only got 3 cakes as that is all I could afford (bought with my fair prize money). I have been looking at the photos coming in and well, I just don’t like how one color just ends and another begins. I prefer a soft ending.

  9. Jennifer M. Lopez from Houston, TX

    Caron Cake is made of part arylic and wool. Washing instructions say to hand wash and lay flat. Making a blanket and washing it by hand will be a little hard unless it’s a small baby blanket. Can this type of yarn be machine washed and dryed? I guess someone would have to do an experiment to see how the yarn reacts otherwise it would only be good for scarfs.

  10. Tracy-ann

    I love the videos and tutorials I’ve just ordered a stitch stop and roll kit that was on sale (got to get that past him in doors hidden under the bernat blanket yarn I was allowed to order for Xmas pressies) so I’ll probably get caron cakes about April next year but seriously crochet crowd saved my life. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety I tried knitting but due to dyslexia I can’t cope with the pattern. I wanted to crochet but no one could teach me because I was left handed. I found the crochet crowd on YouTube and I’ve been hooked ever since big balls little balls I just love yarn balls. I know mikey had a tough time a while a go when Diva Dan had his heart attack having lost my dad not long before my prays were with him every step of the way, I am so glad to see him looking so good now. I love u guys as if u were family and everything you do for us is brill please know how great everything you do is and what a difference you both make to someone like me. Xxoo

    • Bonnie

      use the tutorial mikey has on youTube. I think the instructions that come with the kit have an error in describing how to make a Dcbp (back post double crochet.

  11. Diane Parini

    Hi! Right on!!! Caron Cakes Craze!!!
    I must say that I don’t run out and buy the newest yarn bobble or yarn just because it’s new! My husband will say I have more yarn than i will ever use in my life time…I laugh!!! HA!!
    I love looking at all of Mickey’s yarn!! Like so many of us, just being able to look at the beautiful mix of colors and different fibers makes me happy from the inside out!! Sometimes just going in my craft room and looking at yarn makes me feel better!! I digress…
    So, I have to admit that the excitement of everyone at crochet crowd, sending in pictures and telling all of us about caron cakes, was… invigorating…Ooo! AND I just wanted to be part of it!! So my husband, instead of getting something to eat for supper, after our late nite saturday grocery shopping, took me to Michaels!! Woohoo!! So I could get them while still on sale!! PS…I made him a late nite supper when we got home.
    How can it be bad if it makes us feel so good!! Can’t wait to start on those cakes!! Christmas presents here I come!! By the way…my very favoritest yarn…
    Bernat Blanket!!….well then again….. :)……ha ha ha
    Thank you all at crochet crowd!!
    Just Another Lost Soul you have saved!!!!

  12. Lydia

    Jeanne – you and the team are always “bang on” when it comes to keeping us up to date and fully supplied with patterns, ideas, advice and general crochet chat. Thanks!!

  13. Kathy Lashley

    Thank you for recommending my Southern Diamonds Baby Blanket Jeanne! Have a great day!

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