Color Pop Crochet: Working with High Contrast Colors

Connie Lee Lynch, Owner/Designer at CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

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9 Videos (1h 1m)
    • Introduction

      1:51
    • Project Overview

      1:28
    • Selecting Yarn

      8:12
    • Tools & Notions

      1:50
    • Pattern Review

      10:14
    • Getting Started

      7:24
    • ... and Color!

      17:02
    • Spiraling Squares

      6:44
    • Picot Edging

      6:35

About This Class

Jump on the Caron Cakes bandwagon with me and play with COLOR! This blanket is a simple modification of the traditional granny square that it lends itself really well to experimenting with higher contrast colors because the rounds are weighted differently. And since it’s worked in the round, you can simply keep adding rounds until the blanket reaches the size you want - or until you run out of yarn, which is my favorite way to decide a blanket’s final dimensions, ha ha!

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Prerequisites:

Crochet Basics: From Skein to Scarf class recommended or some previous experience with crochet techniques including single crochet, double crochet, and working in the round.

Class Objectives:

  • Briefly review single and double crochet stitches
  • Review working in the round
  • Learn optional magic loop method
  • Learn and practice standing stitches 
  • Learn and practice the invisible join
  • Challenge yourself to try an unexpected combination of colors!

Suggested Materials:

  • Medium or Worsted Weight (4) Yarn in two colors, such as Caron Cakes in Lemon Lime (2 skeins) and Caron Simply Soft Party in Fuchsia Sparkle (2 skeins)
  • H/5.0mm Crochet Hook or appropriate hook for chosen yarn and personal tension
  • Locking Stitch Marker(s)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle(s)

Resources include the written pattern with photos and chart as well as links to Crochet Guild of America and Craft Yarn Council webpages for students needing further visual aid (i.e. tutorials for left-handed crocheters)

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Connie is a fantastic teacher! Her style is graceful and easy to follow. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills in this class!
Looking forward to another class with Connie

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Connie Lee Lynch

Owner/Designer at CrochEt Cetera by Connie Lee

I'm a yarnaholic. Fiber enthusiast. Artist at heart. A creative being.

My husband might call me a hoarder... but we won't talk about that!

Crochet is my passion, but I also enjoy making jewelry, painting, drawing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, and even doing a little knitting. Reading, hiking, and simply spending time with my family are also favorite pastimes. My latest obsession? Nail art.

When I was about twelve, my mother made me learn to crochet, which I hated because she had me make a doily, which I saw absolutely no point in! Through high school and college, I found little to no time for crafts of any sort, unfortunately, but after an eleven month deployment with the Army to Kuwait, I realized that I missed it quite a bit. I relearned how to crochet upon my return and did a few custom pieces of jewelry as well, but it wasn't until after I got married in May of 2009 that I really began to get back to my creative roots.

Thanks to my wonderful husband, who is amazingly supportive of my attempt at becoming a starving artist, I have once again fully embraced my love of creating with my hands, primarily in the form of fiber arts. I spend most of my time crocheting (around the housework and whatnot), primarily custom orders and special projects, and have recently discovered the joys of designing my own patterns, which I hope to be the next chapter in my creative journey.

Or that's how it used to be before the latest member of the family came along. Now I spend most of my time chasing after my son, who never EVER stops moving. Even when he sleeps. He probably gets that from me...

But he has only made my passion for crochet grow stronger, perhaps in my desperation to hang on to part of what makes me ME: creativity. 

And I want to share that with YOU.

So come along with me on this little adventure and enjoy!