Emily and Margaret Kavanagh
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Color-Changing Yarn Cakes: 10 Crochet Patterns that Work Up Great

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Caron Cakes are gorgeous #4 weight yarns with long color transitions and stunning hues! Caron Cakes color-changing yarns now include the Baby Cakes line with pastel shades perfect for baby gifts, and Big Cakes in a large 300g ball. (There are additional new varieties in lighter and heavier weights, as well as different textures, but we'll stick to these for the moment.)

Now that you've gotten your hands on some of these Caron Cakes, what do you crochet with them? We've got some great patterns for you!

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Color-changing cake pattern #1 – Scholarship Scarf by Emily Truman

Happily Hooked Issue #41 (August 2017) – get the pattern here!
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Color-changing cake pattern #2 – The Hippie Love Bag by Rachel Misner

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Color-changing cake pattern #3 – Sawyer Scarf by Sierra Fontaine

Happily Hooked Issue #49 (April 2018) – get the pattern here!
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Color-changing cake pattern #4 – The Boardwalk Infinity Scarf by Danyel Pink Designs

Happily Hooked Issue #26 (May 2016) – get the pattern here! 
Boardwalk Infinity Scarf by Danyel Pink Designs

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Color-changing cake pattern #5 – Puffy Lace Shawl by Natalia Johnson

Happily Hooked Issue #51 (June 2018) – get the pattern here!
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Color-changing cake pattern #6 – Jocelyn Scarf by Salena Baca

Happily Hooked Issue #19 (October 2015) – get the pattern here! 
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3 tips for working with cake yarns

Now, while some of these patterns use single-color yarns and traditional color changes, they work up wonderfully with color-changing yarn, instead. Here are some additional ways to use self-striping yarn, like Caron Cakes, and other brands:

  • Try one of your favorite patterns with a self-striping yarn as a substitution. For instance, grab your favorite blanket pattern, some color-changing yarn in your favorite color combos, and jump right in!
  • Combine one of these multicolor yarns with complementary single colors and create beautifully striped patterns with extra interest!
  • Don't be afraid to use textured stitches with these yarns! Although we tend to save our “fancy” stitches for single-color yarns so they stand out, the long color changes in these yarns mean you get the best of both worlds.

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Color-changing cake pattern #7 – Winter Forest Cowl by Natalia Johnson

Happily Hooked Issue Issue #34 (January 2017) – get the pattern here! 
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Color-changing cake pattern #8 – Jewel Tones Baby Blanket by Angela Plunkett

Happily Hooked Issue #36 (March 2017)  – get the pattern here! 
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Color-changing cake pattern #9 – Lily's Sweetheart Cowl by Celina Lane

Happily Hooked Issue #12 (March 2015) – get the pattern here! 
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Color-changing cake pattern #10 – Frosted Glass Cowl by Caitie Moore

Pattern Pack Pro Issue #61 (October 2019) – get the pattern here! 

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color-changing cake yarn crochet patternsWant More Color-Changing Cake Yarn Patterns?

Check out Happily Hooked Issue #49 (April 2018) – get the issue here.

It has 10 fabulous color-changing yarn patterns, plus intriguing articles, yarn reviews, stitch tutorials, and more.

Enjoy your new yarn and your new amazing patterns!
Happy Crocheting!

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