Erin Medley

4 Patterns That Show Off Cake Yarns

With cake yarns all the rage, you probably have a few in your yarn stash right? I know I do! They are just too pretty to leave at the store, but then what will showcase them best when you crochet? Turn your precious impulse buy into a beautiful crochet work of art with these patterns!

Aurora Blanket by Susan Carlson

Striking colors and beautiful stitchwork combine to create this gorgeous blanket. It’s a work of art!

About The Pattern

Skill Level

Experienced

The Yarn – Scheepjes Whirl

Scheepjes Whirl, fingering weight #1 yarn (60% cotton/40% acrylic; 1094 yds/1000m per 7.6 oz/215g skein)

1 cake Dark Grape Squish (A)

1 cake Watermelon Hell Raiser (B)

1 cake Night Time Bubbles (C)

1 cake Dandelion Munchies (D)

Scheepjes Whirlette, fingering weight #1 yarn (60% acrylic/40% cotton; 498 yds/455m per 3.5 oz/100g cake)

1 cake Liquorice (E)

Yarn Substitutions

Red Heart It’s a Wrap

Knit Picks Stroll Gradient

Hook & Other Materials

US Size D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Sizes/Finished Measurements

57” x 65”

Gauge

Square Motif = 5”

Gauge is not critical for this project.

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Ombre Diamonds Blanket by Emily Truman

Whether it is for a baby or as a throw blanket, this pattern is fun to crochet and will be loved by all.

About The Pattern

Skill Level

Intermediate

The Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver Ombre

Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, aran weight #4 yarn (100% acrylic; 482 yds/440 m per 10 oz/283 g skein)

2 skeins Baja Blue

Yarn Substitutions

Knit Picks Felici Worsted

Red Heart Soft

Hook & Other Materials

US Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Sizes/Finished Measurements

36″ x 40″

Gauge

11 hdc and 10 rows = 4”/10 cm

Gauge is not critical for this project.

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Sawyer Scarf by Sierra Fontaine

This light, textured shawl is a lovely canvas for striping yarn cakes. 

About The Pattern

Skill Level

Intemediate

The Yarn – Lion Brand Mandala

Lion Brand Mandala weight #3 yarn (100% acrylic; 590 yds/539m per 5.29 oz/150 g skein)

2 cakes Genie

Yarn Substitutions

Lion Brand Collection Cotton Bamboo

Knit Picks Swish DK

Lion Brand Pound of Love

Hook & Other Materials

US Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Sizes/Finished Measurements

84” x 26”

Gauge

12 hdc and 7 rows = 4”/10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

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Set Adrift Shawl by Kati Brown

This pattern beautifully highlights the gradient in Lion Brand Mandala.

About The Pattern

Skill Level

Intemediate

The Yarn – Lion Brand Mandala

Lion Brand Mandala weight #3 yarn (100% acrylic; 590 yds/539m per 5.29 oz/150 g skein)

3 skeins Spirit

Yarn Substitutions

Wrap Star Yarn

Knit Picks CotLin

Lion Brand Heartland

Hook & Other Materials

US Size G/16 (4.0mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Sizes/Finished Measurements

60″ Across

Gauge

21 dc and 13 rows = 4”/10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

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Erin Medley

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Erin is the owner of Crochet Medley, and the Publishing Assistant at Happily Hooked Magazine. A born and raised Michigander, she’s a military wife, and mother of two. Some of her favorite things to crochet are hats, cowls, and amigurumi. Crochet was introduced to her as a pre-teen, but became an obsession in 2008 when her son was born, so she opened a little shop to bring others joy! When she isn’t working with yarn, Erin enjoys her two fur babies, hockey, scrapbooking, coloring with the kids, baking, Star Wars, beading, reading, and watching true crime books or shows.

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