GIVEAWAY ENDED: Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour & Book Review

GIVEAWAY ENDED: Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour & Book Review

This Giveaway has ended
Thank you to all who participated!
Congratulations to the winner Stephanie Parish Buser!!


If I were to start this blog post a year ago, you would have heard my howl of frustration across the globe as I spent most of my efforts attempting to Yarn Pool in utter failure. No joke. I can’t even begin to count how many times in the past year, as yarn pooling began to trend, that I have been making feeble tries to make a go of it. After a few failed attempts, I would give up. Many people here on YARNutopia would ask for my help or write to see a demonstration, and I had to honestly admit defeat. Yarn pooling was something I wrestled with and lost. I started to reconcile it was NOT for me.


A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a Yarn Pooling Blog Tour hosted by Marly Bird. She has a great book Yarn Pooling Made Easy. I was provided a copy of the book and asked to give one of the projects a try by combining her detailed instructions with her comprehensive video tutorials. This was my chance! My last-ditch effort to make it through and understand this incredible technique. So, I agreed. I WAS going to overcome this challenge! I was bound and determined THIS time I was going to succeed.


Crochet Yarn Pooling

The instructions say to use a variegated yarn with a repeated color way. I had my yarn Red Heart Super Saver in Platoon that I felt would be perfect for this. I decided to not over shoot my first attempt by getting over zealous taking on a huge pattern, so I decided on a scarf as my first project to try yarn pooling. I was ready. I was excited. I was optimistic. I was geared up to tackle something that previously tried to defeat me. This time I was NOT to be defeated!!!

However, things did not go as smooth as I had hoped in the beginning. Have you ever tried to do something and no matter how hard you try, something just doesn’t click? I lacked the coordination to understand some key elements and my first several attempts I had to frog my work. I was not going to let Marly Bird down! So, I kept going. I watched her video tutorials and read the instructions in her book very carefully. I started over and over. I put my headphones on, tuned out everything, and listened to each word of her videos. By the time I reached the end of her segment, I was sooooo inspired!! Marly, you inspire me so much!

Crochet Yarn Pooling

I began to work my yarn into to the right calculations and GUESS WHAT, it works!!!! It worked out for me!!! I started to see how the pooling effect created the argyle pattern, and boy, I did an epic happy dance all over my house!!!! How thrilling!! This has been the ONLY helpful guide for me to be able to succeed on something that I was about to give up on. I am typically NOT a quitter and thank goodness, because if I was, I would not have found my way to this great book and Marly’s fantastic videos and I would not be Yarn Pooling today! I am so thankful to have stuck it out and succeeded. Marly, thank you!


To make this even more exciting, I am giving ONE copy of this book away to ONE lucky follower here on YARNutopia!!!! NOW YOU TOO CAN HAVE THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF YARN POOLING OF YOUR VERY OWN!!

Congratulations to the winner Stephanie Parish Buser!!

Who Can Enter? Only open to those 18 years of age or older and US residents. (sorry…legal reasons prevent us from making this open worldwide)

My Giveaway will end on September 20th, 2018 at 11:59pm and the randomly chosen winner will be announced and contacted on September 21st. The winner then has until September 24th to claim their prize.

Here is a schedule of the blogs that will be sharing a review and doing a GIVEAWAY:

Date : Blogger

9/5/17 : Calleighs Clips and Crochet Creations

9/6/17 : ACCROchet

9/7/17 : The Stitchin Mommy

9/8/17 : Crochet Memories

9/11/17 : Pattern Paradise

9/12/17 : 5 Little Monsters

9/13/17 : YARNutopia

9/14/17 : Same DiNamics Crochet

9/15/17 : Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

9/18/17 : Looping with Love

9/19/17 : Underground Crafter

*NOTE: Winners will be chosen at the discretion of each blogger host, and by their rules. All winners will be notified within one week of the last tour date. All winners will need to respond to the host with their information by 9/24/17 or they will forfeit their prize. All books will be sent at the same time at the end of the tour, regardless of when the winner was chosen. Winner must have a US or Canadian address.

I can’t express the excitement it is as a seasoned crocheter to be able to find a way for this to make sense!  Now the opportunities are endless! If you are like me, struggling to understand this technique, this is a fabulous instruction manual and pattern book you won’t want to miss. Combine these great instructions from the book with Marly’s step by step video tutorials and you have yourself a winning combination!!

A few notes:

My persistence paid off in one day! From the moment I sat down to try this to reaching success, was only a few short hours.

My scarf using the pattern in her book took me a combined 4-5 total hours once I got the hang of yarn-pooling.

The book is titled ‘Yarn Pooling Made Easy’ and you can purchase your copy now.

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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89 responses

  1. I’m so happy for you that you finally succeeded with a project that seemed to constantly defeat you. I have a very nasty habit of giving up when I try and try but can’t seem to get something right after a few times. I even did this with one of your blanket tutorials. It just seemed that I could never get it right so I gave up. It is great that you had the gumption to keep going and succeed!

    • You’ve come to the right place! Hopefully your entry in the Giveaway will increase your chances to win this great book!! It really did help me once I pieced everything together, it all made sense! ~Nadia

  2. I have some yarn that I Wil be trying this with. I won’t let myself begin till I finish a few projects first. Great job!

  3. Hello Nadia! I have not tried yarn pooling yet, but it’s on my “things to crochet list”. I would love be crocheting right now but work calls first. I love your blog and your crochet creations. Continue the great work!


    • That’s awesome!! Whenever you’re ready to get started, Marly Bird’s videos are there to follow along with! There are a lot of crochet artists with wonderful tips to get started! Enjoy! ~Nadia

  4. Nadia, you are an inspiration to me! I tried pooling, and finally sort of figured it out, but the result is not as perfect as your scarf.. I tried making a waistcoat… I only wear it at home 😀

  5. I have never heard of yarn pooling until now! I love everything about your blog and channel Nadia!! I’ve been a follower for many years now and I just love how dedicated you are!! Keep up the great work and content. It’s very much appreciated 🙂

  6. Thank you, Nadia!! I’ve tried without success and would like some good instructions to learn how to do it right!

    • The combination of Marly’s book and her video tutorials are the way I found success! I hope you are able to learn this wonderful technique and succeed just the same! ~Nadia

  7. It all starts out okay, and then slowly goes wonkier and wonkier😆 I’ve tried a few times and come close and then BAM!

    • I know that feeling. I have frogged my work so many times when it becomes wonky. For some reason, when I followed Marly Bird’s tips in her videos, it just clicked and I was able to succeed. ~Nadia

  8. I did try yarn pooling but not the argyle design. The project is in my WIP basket because it was too hot to work on.
    It will be like learning again when I get back to it.

  9. I keep looking at projects that use yarn pooling, but haven’t worked up the courage to give it a shot yet. Maybe if I end up winning, I’ll finally have that push to do it!

  10. Thank you for this opportunity to wish the book! I have tried pooling and it is so much fun! It’s easy once you get the hang of it 🙂

  11. I would love to be able to get my yarn pooling to come out correctly. I have tried many times. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  12. I love your scarf and the colors!!!! Would love to win and learn how to pool! And by the way, you are just beautiful!!!

    • Sounds like me when I first started this. I threw my yarn and hook, I walked away, and I definitely wanted to give up too.. Combining Marly Bird’s videos and her book, it proves successful for me! If I can do it, anybody can!! ~Nadia

  13. I’ve never heard of this technique, but I love how it looks! You did an amazing job. I’m not a very experienced crocheter (is that a word?) but I’m able to follow your videos. I’m so thankful to have found your blog and YouTube channel. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

    • Awww Thank YOU!!! I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you for your comment and entry! Yarn Pooling definitely takes patience and persistence, but once you figure it out, it unlocks a world of possibilities! ~Nadia

  14. I’ve wanted to try pooling for awhile but it seems overwhelming. Very excited for this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. I haven’t tried it yet. Have to many other things that are on my to do list right now. Maybe someday it will find it’s way to the top of the list.

  16. I tried it once and got frustrated. I will have to try again after maybe winning the book or purchasing one. Happy it worked for you!

  17. I have never tried planned pooling, in fact I have spent more time trying to avoid pooling and flashing than I care to remember. Due to hand pain that started several yars ago, I had to stop crocheting for a while. I don’t think anyone was discussing planned pooling at that time. It is still difficult, but I can work for small periods of time, so I am more selective of the patterns I choose, I want striking results from the effort I put into crocheting. This method certainly fits that description. Thanks to you and Marly for the giveaway.

  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH. You had inspired me to try to crochet a garment, so I tried your mandala vest. wow loved it your instructions were very clear for me to understand. needless to say, it came out very well but a bit droopy on the shoulders, I’m ok with that for it looks like it was meant to be not a lopsided mess which is usually what happens when I try any piece of clothing.. THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤ looking forward to learning this pooling stitch.

  19. I had good intentions–I even bought RHSS to give it a try. Just never got around to it with all the other projects I have going. But I agree, if anyone can teach you how to get it, it’s Marly!!

  20. I love that scarf! It is so pretty! I’ll definitely try this for my next project. I have made several of your patterns. I love them all!

  21. Love your patterns! I made the caterpillar lovey and it was a great success! Came out adorable! Thanks for this giveaway.

  22. I love your tutorials, you make crochet so easy and fun. Ive made a couple of projects following your tutorials and i am currently working on another. I have never tried yarn pooling but it looks amazing and i cant wait to try it.

  23. I haven’t even heard of this technique before seeing this post, but i’m looking forward to trying it out! 😀

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