Layer Cake Diagonal Granny by Kodykin's Crafts

Layer Cake Diagonal Granny

Crochet
October 2016
yarn held together
Aran
+ Aran
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Mmm…cake! I think Caron Yarn struck gold with their delectable Cake yarn line. Fiber fanatics across North America have been racing to clear the shelves of this new, wool blend yarn with yummy names like Faerie Cake, Buttercream, Blueberry Cheesecake, Macaron, and so many more. I designed my “Layer Cake” blanket with two strands of Caron Cakes yarn held together as I crocheted. I love the way the colors blend together! Purple is my favorite color, so I wanted that as a base color. I used the Bumbleberry color throughout and switched out the second yarn color to achieve various color effects. Have fun with it!

Materials
Yarn: Caron Cakes - 3 skeins Bumbleberry, 1 Gelato, 1 Blueberry Cheesecake, 1 Cherry Chip, 1 Rainbow Sprinkles, 1.25 Buttercream
Hook: U.S. Size K

Note: This pattern is worked corner to corner, in diagonal fashion, while holding two strands of yarn together as you go. Feel free to follow what I’ve done or to make yours as small or as large as you’d like. Once you get it started, it’s an easy peasy granny stripe. Just look out a bit at the end of the rows once you start your decrease on either side. It works up very quickly.