Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Yarn Pooling Made Easy : A Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

I don't know about you but a big trend last year in crochet was Yarn Pooling! Did you try it? I know I did and failed. Trying to find the right yarn, formulas and such wasn't easy on my own. Of course I didn't do a lot of research at first and was just grabbing variegated yarn I had on hand and just hoping it would magically happen. It didn't. I now have perfect solution and resource!

Yarn Pooling Made Easy 
By Marly Bird

Crochet Yarn Pooling

This new book has 32 pages of wonderful information on Yarn Pooling. 

*Tips and Tricks including a video link 
 Marly walks you through how too do this!

You can actually have access to Marly's video's and Blog via Youtube any time!

*Marly Bird's Yarn Pooling Playlist! *

*Marly Bird's Blog Links on Yarn Pooling*

*General Instructions
crochet terms, symbols, abbreviations and a few pictorial walk throughs of a few more intricate stitches. 

*Yarn information  
I love it when books include the exact yarn used. I find this very helpful especially in yarn pooling. 
As Marly is Red HeartYarns National Spokesperson as yarns used are Red Heart Brand.

*10 - Easy Patterns 
 a few scarves
a set: hat, cowl and fingerless gloves
Crochet Yarn Pooling

 Car Seat Cover
Child's Sweater
Baby Cocoon 

Crochet Yarn Pooling

I was really impressed with the variety of patterns.  
It was hard for me to choose one to make. 

I started with the Full Scarf, but I didn't just want a basic scarf and I messed up at the beginning so I pulled it out. 
I was drawn to the child's sweater but I didn't have enough yarn. 
So, I decided I would Make the Car Seat Cover just  a smaller version of it. 

I crochet for my daughters dolls a lot and thought it would make a cute mini babydoll blanket. 

I just happened to have a Skien of Red Heart Super Saver #906 Ocean. This was used for the scarf pictured above in the banner. 

I worked up a small rectangle using the yarn pooling method from the book and guess what it worked out!! Isn't this gorgeous. What I really loved was the border. It called for two contrasting colors but I went with a matching purple and the same variegated in the center and it made another lovely colorful border effect. 
I really love the way it turned out and my Daughter did too. 

So, if you were scared of yarn pooling. 
Marly Bird and this book will help you through it! 

I have to say personally. I've taken classes and followed Marly Bird for Years! She is an amazing women and you will learn so much from her! I can't say enough great things! Even if Yarn pooling isn't for you, You have to check out all her amazing designs and youtube tutorials.  

You will want to get your hands on this book! 

I'm hosting a Giveaway to win a copy of this book! 

Oh and there is more! 
Be Sure to Follow Marly Bird's Youtube channel

She is going to be having daily giveaways during this tour too for more than just the book!!! 

Be sure to follow along on the rest of the Blog Tour too!!

Here is the schedule for you! 

Calleigh's Clips & Crochet Creations  September 5, 2017 - That's me! 

 September 6, 2017 

September 7, 2017 

September 8, 2017 

 September 11, 2017

September 12, 2017

September 13, 2017 

September 14, 2017 

 September 15, 2017

 September 18, 2017

September 19, 2017

Thanks so much to Marly Bird and Leisure Arts for providing a copy of the book to me for review. This post does contain affiliate links which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase, however the review is my honest, un-biased opinion. 


Unknown said...

Can't wait to check it out.

Sheronna said...

Yes, I have tried planned pooling. Thanks to the planned pooling page on FB. Lots of frustration so I watched Marly's videos for guidance. I got it to work then stopped. This book will get more motivated to do more.

sticks said...

I tried with Zebra (no luck) and Wildflower (some luck) but found it too difficult having to change hook sizes or frog and re-stitch, while changing tension. Too frustrating for me!

Abi Elizabeth Vasquez said...

Yes, I have tried Yarn Pooling before. I only made a scarf though. I would like to try and learn making more.

Kim Wriston said...

I have not tried planned pooling yet, but love the look and would love to challenge myself and learn how!

Unknown said...

I tried. I tried SO HARD with like 4 different yarns. I gave up...

Mary said...

I haven't tried planned pooling, but it sounds like something I would love to have a go at. This might be exactly what I've been waiting for!

Amanda W said...

Haven't tries pooling yet, but i love the argyle look and I'm super excited to get some yarn and try it out!!

Sarah Oswald said...

Yes I have tried but it didn't go well but I would love to learn the secret behind it.

Morgan Schrodt said...

I love planned pooling!! It is really fun and easy thanks to Marly Bird!!

jessie2247 said...

I have pooled before!! I recently attached a second skein to my scarf

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've spent years trying to AVOID pooling and flashing in variegated yarns, but have never tried intentional pooling. The fascinating result you can achieve are really tempting. Thank for the giveaway. KittenWhiplash on Rav

Lauren said...

I haven't tried it yet. I'm afraid and don't think I'm experienced enough. LOL

Anonymous said...


Michelle Wulf said...

I did try it once, but my children were too distracting. I need to give it another go. :)

Unknown said...

Yarn pooling seems so interesting! I can't wait to get going on it for Christmas gifts!

Unknown said...

I have not dared to try it yet!

Anonymous said...

I have not tried yarn pooling, thanks for informative review, chance to win!

Maria said...

I have been intimidated with it, so I haven't tried. I do however hope to learn, I have several variegated yarns already to hopefully begin one day

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing, great post!

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