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Color Pooling

by Navneet Kaur Sahota
(New Boston,Michigan USA)

Color Pooling

How would you classify crocheting and color pooling with varigated yarns?

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Jan 02, 2017
Color Pooling with Variegated Yarn
by: Cindy@Crochet-Basics

Thanks for you question!

Color pooling is really its own type of crochet. It basically is using the color changes in variegated yarn to form patterns. Different yarn will create different patterns. These patterns are made when the different colors of the yarn "pool" together through your work.

The stitch normally used for this technique is the linen or moss stitch, which is worked in multiples of 2.

Here's a few tips to remember: 1-Use yarn that changes color every several inches. 2-The color changes should be consistently the same length. So, if one color is really short and another is long, it will not work for color pooling. 3-The color needs to repeat in the same pattern. Example: Red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue, etc. NOT: red, yellow, blue, yellow, red, blue, yellow, red, etc. 4-If you are using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, DO NOT use any color with the word "print" in it. The color changes are too short for pooling.

Red Heart has some great info and a list of the variegated yarns that work well for it here https://www.redheart.com/learn/articles/quick-guide-to-color-pooling

This technique takes lots of practices and patience. Remember, everyone crochets differently. Try adjusting your tension or hook size to get the pattern to emerge. Keep experiments until you get the results you're looking for and have fun!

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