Master Color Pooling Crochet in a Weekend!

I’m excited to introduce my brand-new online courses on color pooling crochet! The first course, Color Pooling Crochet, shows you how to crochet the argyle pattern, but also much more. Master the basic premises of color pooling, including how to select yarn, how long to make the starting chain, and how to make colors shift properly. See lots of samples and projects, get 2 free patterns, and be inspired to make some of your own unique projects.

color pooling crochet

Many variegated yarns color pool, and the pooling pattern can vary from stitch to stitch; in this course I’ll show you how to control color shifts in moss stitch, single crochet, and even granny clusters. In addition to step-by step instructions, you will also see a variety of swatches in different yarns to further inspire you.

From chaos to control.

Make an argyle scarf, then see how the same pattern works in projects of all sizes, from little gift bags to big afghans. Although most color pooling is done in rows, I show you how you can also work argyle and zigzags in the round. Think of the possibilities!

1 yarn, 2 patterns!

If you’ve tried color pooling crochet in the past but had trouble getting your colors to pool properly, this course is full of tips and tricks to keep the pattern working. Many people have trouble seeing if the pattern is working until after 10-15 rows, but I’ll show you how to know by your third row—really. And my handy downloadable charts will help you plan your color pooling before you even pick up a hook.

Color Pooling Beyond the Argyle Print

But wait, there’s more! Color pooling just means you get the yarn to pool, or gather, in specific areas of your project. Most people think of color pooling as the classic “X”, argyle, or zigzag pattern, but did you know that many variegated yarns can stripe or shift in other predictable patterns? My second course, Further Explorations in Color Pooling Crochet: Stripes, Braids, & More shows you a wide variety of other color pooling patterns, and should inspire you to develop your own as well.

By playing with different stitches and different stitch heights, you can create more than the argyle pattern. I show you how you can make cables, shells, and more—all using the same variegated yarn. Want a striped project but don’t want to buy several different colors of yarn? Try making stripes with variegated yarn! It works up so much faster, and there aren’t all those pesky ends to weave in!

Just a few examples of what you can do with crochet color pooling.

At first color pooling can seem like magic, and you may wonder if you have any. But once you get the hang of it, watch out: it can be quite addicting! Check out my courses, take a trip to the store to buy some of that fabulous colorful yarn, and get hooking!

Deborah Bagley


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