Caron Cotton Cakes Cushion

caron cotton cakes

Caron Cotton Cakes

When I laid eyes on this gorgeous ball of Caron Cotton Cakes I was determined to change my opinion of colour change yarn. I’ve tried colour change yarn before, but I’ve always felt dissatisfied with how it evolved in my projects. The colour changes never seemed to fall where I wanted and cutting the yarn to make the project more aesthetic pleasing defeated the purpose for me. I mean, a huge advantage of colour change yarn is that there are less ends. Right?caron cotton cakes

So I began experimenting with different designs to find one that would work with the colour change yarn to create an end project that didn’t look like colour change yarn. After a few attempts I decided to try my Daisy Wheel Roundie Pattern, and hoorah, I loved the result.caron cotton cakes

After completing one side in Blushing Melon, I wanted to make sure that the pattern would work with other colours too. One of my New Years resolutions is to broaden the range of colours that I use, so I went through my stash and pulled out a ball of Seaglass Caron Cotton cake.caron cotton cakes caron cotton cakes

Yes! Despite not being a huge lover of blue, I was really pleased with how this turned out. The colour changes are gradual enough to look like i’ve cut and changed colours each round, but I can promise you i haven’t. The Daisy Wheel Pattern also looks beautiful in one solid colour – pictured here in Patons Cotton Blend Wild Rose. You will need 4 balls of Patons to complete the cushion. patons cotton blend caron cotton cakes

Both the Caron Cotton Cakes and the Daisy Wheel Roundie Pattern are in RedAgape Shop. You will need two balls to finish the entire cushion – with a 4.5mm hook. I’d love to see how yours turn out, so tag #daisywheelcake if you share a picture on Instagram. I’d love to see.

Happy Making!
Mandy xx



  1. January 29, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    A gorgeous pattern (which I’ve just bought). Thank you! Now I’m looking for an online site which sells the Paton’s cotton blend! Thank you for another lovely pattern!

    • redagapeblog
      January 31, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Hi Sandra! Thanks for purchasing my pattern. I sell Patons Cotton blend in my shop but sadly the postage overseas is expensive. 🙁
      Mandy xx

  2. March 5, 2019 / 2:15 am

    This is really gorgeous Amanda!! I MUST try the color change yarns. I have been so afraid because, like you, I’ve seen less than stellar results in patterns using them. But this is really amazing!! Thank you for sharing. I will order when your site is back up. And am praying for you & your family. 💕


    • redagapeblog
      March 14, 2019 / 9:55 am

      aww thanks Debra. That means the world to me. I’m so glad you like it. I’m just getting back to checking comments here and your kind words have really cheered me up…..especially after i just deleted a comment where someone was complaining that i had too many photos on my free patterns here and the paper and ink was costing her a fortune. haha! ahh well, i can’t keep everyone happy. 🙂 Thanks again for taking the time to visit me here. xx

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