Review: Marly Bird’s Yarn Pooling Made Easy



Guys! I have a new book review & contest for you =) I’m thrilled to be able to talk about this new book by my friend, Marly Bird. I got to meet Marly in Chicago this summer, and I am so happy I did! (Did you know that she is super tall?)  she’s been on the crochet scene for so long that I was starstruck & starry-eyed.. but she is so fun and down to earth that I quickly added her to my list of favorite people.

I’m sure you’ve heard of colour pooling. Colour pooling happens with variegated yarns, as a fact of life – and sometimes we hate it… especially when we can’t control it – when it is unplanned.

But crochet is math, and so someone was going to math this problem out. And so for about a year now, we’ve known that it’s possible to use this pooling property of variegated yarns to produce gorgeous colour patterns.

This is where Marly’s book comes in.

Planned colour pooling has been around for about a year, but is not necessarily easy to pick up. This book aims to help you with this!

Yarn Pooling Made Easy - Marly Bird
Yarn Pooling Made Easy – Marly Bird


Published by Leisure Arts, Planned Colour Pooling Made Easy contains 8 new patterns using this pooling technique, all made with Red Heart Yarns. Marly sent me a copy of the book for review, and it totally makes me want to try to master this technique. There are gorgeous accessories included here, as well as a beautiful child’s sweater, and an elegant poncho for adults.

You can check out Marly’s YouTube channel here to find out more about planned colour pooling, and be sure to hit the rest of this blog tour in the coming days!


If you would like to win a copy of Marly’s book  Planned Colour Pooling Made Easy – LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell me what you LOVE the most about Marly =) 1 winner will be selected among all of the answers to receive a copy of the book! Make sure to include your email (it won’t be published) so that I can contact you if you win.

Open to Canadian and US residents. CONTEST CLOSED: THE WINNER IS CHRIS LOPEZ! Congratulations Chris!

Julie xx

PS I was provided a free copy of this book for review. All opinions are mine, as always. The link to the book is an affiliate link so if you follow it to purchase your copy, you’ll be telling Leisure Arts that you trust me as a source of good materials, and I’ll make a small amount of money.



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