If you are on any crochet or knitting groups on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen the Caron Cakes craze among the users in North America (since until recently that was the only place it was available). I will admit that I have jumped on that bandwagon. I’ve completed a few projects with them (some of which I will share another time), and I have a few more planned. For today, I want to share one project that I have already completed, and another in the same pattern, which is still in progress.
I didn’t go strictly by the pattern, which is for an afghan that is 4 tiles wide by 5 tiles long. I found that even though my gauge was pretty close what was recommended, I was getting 5 tiles from each cake, so I decided to make 24 tiles for my afghan and made it 4 tiles wide by 6 tiles long.
If you’ve never worked with Caron Cakes before, the colour changes are very abrupt so if you’re the type of person who likes to have colour changes right at the beginning of a new round, or row, then this yarn (or others like it) probably isn’t for you. I like to let the colour changes fall where they may, so that each afghan is unique.
I worked this afghan in Cake Pop, and as you can see it turned out great! I really love the texture in this pattern, so much so that I decided to make another one in another colour. It’s also a super easy pattern, where you are just alternating two rows so it’s easy to memorize and work on while you watch television (or Netflix) in the evening.
And now we come to my WIP (work in progress), the Hypnotic Tiles Afghan in Pistachio.
I wasn’t sure I liked this colour combination after I completed the first two tiles, but it’s starting to grow on me now. I’m only on the second cake but once again I got 5 tiles from the first cake, so I’m hoping to make another 24 tile afghan.
Another thing I love about this afghan is that the back also has a cool looking design, and it’s a completely different look.
Have you heard of Caron Cakes? Are they available where you are? Have you made anything with them, or with something similar? I would love to check out your projects!