Caron Cakes Yarn Button Baby Booties and Blanket

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It’s official!! Caron Cakes yarn is back in stock at Michaels Craft Stores! I am told that all the stores across the country will have it restocked today, October 22nd!  Caron Cakes are exclusively at Michaels and you can find them in stores and available for purchase online HERE. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a Caron Cake yet, you are in for a treat! This is a medium worsted weight yarn that comes in 18 gorgeous variegated colors. Since their debut, they have become widely popular and patterns have been popping up all over social media. If you are wondering what you can make with this yarn, Michaels has a Caron Cakes Lookbook with tons of patterns and ideas! CLICK HERE to view the Lookbook. In addition, other free patterns are available on Michaels HERE.
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I have also created a pattern using ONE BALL of Caron Cakes yarn! With just one cake, you can make an adorable pair of button baby booties and a matching lovey blanket! Pulling from the center of the skein, I was able to create the booties with the first two colors. The soles of the booties are made with the first color (you will crochet 4 soles and sew two together on each shoe for sturdy heal). And the second color in the center of the cake is used for the main bootie structure. The rest of the skein is crocheted in rows and with a starting chain of 76, I was able to have fairly even color change rows that resulted in thick stripes! Of course you could use a second cake in the same color variegation to add to the blanket! That all being said, I am told that the yarn in each Caron Cake is cut at different places, so you can’t guarantee that each color in the skein is the same length – but the main bulk of the yarn should be pretty similar ball to ball but the inside and outside colors will vary.

Materials:
– 1 ball of Caron Cakes yarn (I used Cake Pop color)
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Two 1 inch buttons
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Button Baby Booties
Bootie soles (make 4)

Starting with center color (in my case it was gray)
Chain 10, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next 7, make 5 SC in the last chain
Now working on opposite side, SC 9, join, ch 1
Round 2: HDC, 2 HDC, HDC in next 6, 2 HDC in next 2, HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in next 2, HDC in next 6, 2 HDC, HDC in last, join, ch 1.
Round 3: SC 10, 2 SC in next 2, 2 HDC in next 4, 2 SC in next 2, SC in next 10, join, fasten off.

Holding two of the soles together and starting in the back joins. You are going to insert your hook in the back loop of the bottom sole and both loops of the top sole. So you will be working in 3 loops.

(Right Foot Bootie)
With next color in your variegated cake (mine was turquoise blue)
Round 4:  In back loops only, SC around, join, ch 1. (36 SC)

Round 5-7: Now working in both loops, SC around, join, ch 1. (36 SC)
Round 8: SC in first 12, [SC decrease, SC in next ] 4 times, SC in last 12, join, ch 1. (32 sc)
Round 9: SC in first 10, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times], SC in last 10, join, ch 1. (28 sc)
Round 10: SC in first 8, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times, Sc in last 8, join, ch 1. (24 sC)
Round 11: SC in first 6, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times, SC in last 6, join. (20 SC)
Round 12: Chain 11, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, continue to SC in each stitch around. DO NOT JOIN, chain 1, turn
Round 13-14: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn
Round 15: SC until you get to the last 3 stitches, chain 2 and skip two stitches, SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn
Round 16: SC in first chain, 2 SC over the chain 2, SC in each of the remaining stitches, chain 1, turn
Round 17-18: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn
Continue to slip stitch around edges  making SC stitches only along the button flap edges.
(Left Foot Bootie)
continuing with the same color as first bootie (mine was turquoise blue)
Round 4:  In back loops only, SC around, join, ch 1. (36 SC)

Round 5-7: Now working in both loops, SC around, join, ch 1. (36 SC)
Round 8: SC in first 12, [SC decrease, SC in next ] 4 times, SC in last 12, join, ch 1. (32 sc)
Round 9: SC in first 10, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times], SC in last 10, join, ch 1. (28 sc)
Round 10: SC in first 8, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times, Sc in last 8, join, ch 1. (24 sC)
Round 11: SC in first 6, [SC decrease, SC in next] 4 times, SC in last 6, join, ch 1. (20 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around, DO NOT JOIN, chain 11
Round 13: SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, continue to SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn
Round 14-15: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn
Round 16: SC in first stitch, chain 2 and skip 2 stitches, SC the rest of the way around, chain 1, turn
Round 17: SC in each stitch around making 2 SC over the chain 2, chain 1, turn
Round 18-19: SC in each stitch around, chain 1, turn
Continue to slip stitch around edges  making SC stitches only along the button flap edges.
Sew button onto the outer edges of the booties, making sure button hole in the strap/flap reaches the button.
Booties should fit a baby 0-6 months old. The flap makes it adjustable!
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Blanket:
Finished Size: 17 inches long x 21.5 inches wide
With remaining yarn (beginning on a new color)
Chain 76, SC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeating all the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in the first stitch, DC in the next, repeating. So basically you should be making a SC in all the DC stitches from previous row and a DC in all the SC stitches from the previous row.
Repeat pattern until you are at the end of your yarn!
Blanket Tips:
Feel free to add a second Caron Cake in if you wish :)
If you want your variegated yarn to change color evenly after each row, you can adjust your tension to end where you need the yarn color to end or you can cut the yarn and reattach where the new color starts.
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Comments

    • Jessica H says

      I have a question on the start of the straps for the booties. After you chain 11, do you continue to stitch around the booties? Or the chain 11? I’m having a hard time figuring it out, a little confused.

      • Julie says

        I also am having the same trouble as Jessica H. Not sure how the strap and the bootie work. Do you crochet around the ch 11 or the whole bootie. Confused
        Julie VL

  1. Lisa Waller says

    Hi, I’m trying to understand round 2 of the booties but don’t know what you mean by the HDC, 2HDC, HDC in next 6. I know that they are half double Crochet’s but do you mean all of them in one stitch or each pet one but then that would only equal 4 stitches. But if it’s all per one stitch why would you not just write it as 4HDC in next each of next 6 SC. I am not a crochet designer, so know very little and honestly just curious. Thanks so much for your help and for this beautiful pattern. I’m making it for a co-worker of my husband’s who’s having a baby. Very appreciative of this free pattern!!!

  2. Marilyn says

    I am having a problem with the strap part. Not sure if I am to crochet all around the boot or just the strap. Love what you did with such a small amount of yarn. Thanks

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