5 Little Monsters: Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour

Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour

-I was provided with a copy of the book to review. This post contains affiliate links-

Have you ever tried planned pooling? If you don't know what planned pooling is it is a techinque that uses variegated yarn to create an argyle pattern. Variegated yarns can be pretty to look at but sometimes when you actually try to crochet with them it doesn't turn out so nice. Pooling is something that happens with variegated yarn as you crochet, the colors pool as you work. Planned pooling is a way to make the pooling work in a way that creates a design element rather than just random clumps of color. It was really popular all over the online crochet world last year. It seemed like every crochet facebook group had post after post of people trying to get their yarn to pool correctly or showing what they had made. It can be a tricky technique to master because you have to figure out the right number of stitches to make it work and have your tension just right. Marly Bird has several YouTube videos and blog posts to help you understand exactly how planned pooling works and to make it easier to figure out. Once you know how it works it is a lot less intimidating to try. Now she also has a new book, Yarn Pooling Made Easy, that features several projects made using the planned pooling technique and I am participating, along with several other crochet bloggers, in a blog tour to share this book and give you a chance to win a copy of your own (keep reading for giveaway info).

One thing that I noticed when people would post about their pooled projects is that they never really knew what to make with it. They would end up with a long skinny crocheted piece that they could turn into a scarf but that was about it. Because it is so vital to keep the number of stitches just right to keep the pattern going it is hard to make anything other than a rectangle. If you didn't want to make a scarf than what did you do with it? In this book Marly shares several different projects that can be made with planned pooling including, but not limited to, scarves. There are things like a crocheted car seat cover, a child size sweater, a baby cocoon, and a hooded scarf. 

If you haven't given it a try but would like to, or maybe you've tried it in the past and given up, or if you are looking for some new ways to use this technique, whichever category you fit in, be sure to check out Marly's videos, blog posts, and book and give it a try. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of the book and be sure to check out the other stops on this blog tour for even more chances to win. 

  September 5, 2017

 September 6, 2017 

September 7, 2017 

September 8, 2017 

 September 11, 2017

September 12, 2017
5 Little Monsters 

September 13, 2017 

September 14, 2017 

 September 15, 2017

 September 18, 2017

September 19, 2017

*Giveaway open to US Residents only*

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