Yarn Pooling has been all the rage for the past year or so. As a lover argyle patterns I found myself attempting the technique but with little success and lots of frustration, until NOW! Yarn Pooling Made Easy by Marly Bird and published by Leisure Arts guided me to success!
Marly Bird is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the Yarn Thing Podcast and has been published numerous times. This latest book is full of tips and an excellent companion to her video resources, to help you get started with this fun technique.
The book includes 10 patterns, covering a wide range of projects, with beautiful colorful photos, schematics for garments and a supply list for each project. Here are a few of my favorites:
The basic concept is the use of variegated yarn in conjunction with the moss stitch, following a simple technique, and magically an argyle design appears! After I read through the book I decided to use the technique and patterns in the book as a guide, to create my own design. I was like a kid on Christmas waiting to open a gift. I couldn’t crochet fast enough to see how the pattern would emerge.
This is what I made……..
I used one skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Icelandic and about 100 yards of leftover yarns for the sides of this pillow plus I needed 3 buttons. If you’d like to make one too, you can find the FREE instructions HERE!
Yarn Pooling Made Easy is a great addition to your crochet library!
Giveaways & Blog Tour Schedule!
You can get more information on Marly’s Yarn Pooling Made Easy blog tour HERE. She will be hosting a giveaway each of the 10-days of the blog tour in addition to giveaways by each blogger participating in the blog tour. You can find Marly’s daily giveaways on her YouTube channel and be sure to stop by and visit all of the blogs participating in the blog tour and enter their giveaways too!
Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations: September 5, 2017
ACCROchet: September 6, 2017
The Stitchin’ Mommy: September 7, 2017
Crochet Memories: September 8, 2017
Pattern Paradise: September 11, 2017 <— ME 🙂
5 Little Monsters: September 12, 2017
Yarnutopia: September 13, 2017
Same DiNamics Crochet: September 14, 2017
Nicki’s Homemade Crafts: September 15, 2017
Looping With Love: September 18, 2017
Underground Crafter: September 19, 2017
Here is my GIVEAWAY!
This giveaway is open to US residents only, ends on September 17th at 11:59 P.M. PST (west coast time) and the winner will be announced Sept 18, 2017. Good luck!
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