I am loving corner to corner crochet right now and I'm especially excited about this c2c scarf pattern. I was at Michaels at few weeks ago and saw this gorgeous yarn (Caron Big Cake self striping yarn in Afternoon Tea). I wasn't sure what I was going to make out of it but I knew I had to buy it. I'm so happy I did! The scarf worked up quickly and the best part is, I only needed one skein of yarn!
This one-skein crochet shawl pattern uses self-striping yarn to make colorwork easy. This rectangular shawl can also be worn as a scarf in transitional weather. Since it's a one-skein crochet shawl pattern, you won't have many ends to weave in which means you can wear this project as soon as it's finished. This is an intermediate level pattern, but there are only two rows to repeat. Once you get the stitch pattern down, you will find it a relatively mindless and straightforward crochet project. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet Crocheting flat in rows Crocheting into chain spaces (includes video tutorial) Special stitch: FPcl (includes written description)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: 19.5 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Finished SizeAdult: 58.5” (148.5 cm) long x 9” (23 cm) wide.
King Cole Tropical Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide (nylon), 7 oz/200 g, 557 yd/510 m) – 1 skein in 4850 Patara Beach, or approximately 530 yd (484.5 m) in any light weight, self-striping yarn.
US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Bent-tip yarn needle.
The Cake Dots Scarf is a very pretty scarf that uses one Caron Cake to complete. The pattern includes instructions to make an infinity scarf, a regular scarf, and even an over-sized scarf. The regular scarf takes one 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn. The example in the pattern is made with Red Heart. The over-sized scarf takes 12 oz. of worsted weight yarn. The example in the pattern uses Caron One Pound. The pattern could also be worked with less repeats to make a cowl.
This easy, modern "Piece of Cake Cowl" is going to become your go-to accessory for fall and winter! Despite looking elegant, this pattern is simple to make even if you're not an experienced pattern-reader. The cowl is the perfect project for on-the-go crocheting as you will have the pattern memorized quickly. And because Caron Cakes chooses the color combos for you, you skip the stress of choosing colors. This simple one-skein project makes and inexpensive gift--crochet one for everyone you know!
I've decided to try out a yarn cake! I've seen pictures of other's crochet projects when they used a yarn cake and I thought the color changes were beautiful! They have them at my local yarn store where I get most of my yarn but they never really had any colors that caught my eye. Plus, it would be a big investment because each Yarn cake is 1,000 meters and cost 75 shekels (that's roughly 21 dollars) for just one skein! But I suppose that's why they call it a cake and not a skein, it's waaay more than a skein. I'm a plus size woman and this shawl fits me like a dream! I love these butterfly shawls!