Color Pop Crochet: Working with High Contrast Colors

Connie Lee Lynch, Crochet Designer & Certified Instructor

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9 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project Overview

    • 3. Selecting Yarn

    • 4. Tools & Notions

    • 5. Pattern Review

    • 6. Getting Started

    • 7. ... and Color!

    • 8. Spiraling Squares

    • 9. Picot Edging


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!



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)