/r/Planned_Pooling

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Planned pooling is a crochet and knitting technique that uses a single strand of variegated yarn to form geometric patterns.

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/r/Planned_Pooling

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314

Definitely working

But didn’t realise how massive I made it! Will have to buy more wool! 🤦‍♀️ got my feet in the photo for perspective. I’m going to have a bad neck after this! 🤣

11 Comments
2024/06/16
20:28 UTC

27

l used two yarn cakes starting at different colors in each cake(I used up the first color change on one cake). I needed two sets of 8 squares and when I made the second set of 8 squares, the color cycle perfectly matched up with the first 8 squares :))

This is going to be for a shrug sweater and now the front and back can match so it’s going to look so perfect! I used Caron Cotton Ripple Cakes 07010 Wildflowers

0 Comments
2024/06/16
20:16 UTC

906

Almost gave up

17 Comments
2024/06/14
22:38 UTC

163

A top my mom is crocheting

I really like what she has done unknowingly! And the pooling around the boobs will be mesmerizing lol

Also, she is asking, what solid color would you choose for the back? I like the darkest green, her boyfriend likes the lightest green, she likes them all!

6 Comments
2024/06/14
20:48 UTC

102

WIP

I swear I started, frogged and restarted 8 times and just was not getting it. I said “this is it last time and I’m done”… Clearly I got it and now I’m obsessed and just ordering more yarn. So fun!!!

3 Comments
2024/06/03
11:31 UTC

14

Neon stripes != bright stripe

Been working up a swatch in preparation to make my own Neon Stripes blanket. After getting frustrated at the different-than-expected color cycles and wondering why they didn’t look like others on this thread, I realized I bought Bright Stripes instead of Neon Stripes lol 🤦‍♀️

So if anyone has any planned pooling projects they’ve done with BRIGHT stripes, I’d love to see your projects as inspiration 😂

3 Comments
2024/05/29
16:00 UTC

333

Oh yeah, it's all coming together

I can finally say I've finished one of the 5 skeins for my lapghan using the RH All-in-One Granny Square yarn in Black Dove color way. So far, it's got a nice weight to it, and it works up rather quickly with the mini bean stitch. I already got the second skein attached to continue it.

I will say, though, that this is a real test of your tension. Some bits I had to loosen up or tighten up to make sure the color change happened where needed.

Thanks everyone for inspiring me to do this!

P.S.: the package says it makes 14 granny squares, but it definitely has enough color cycles for 15.

13 Comments
2024/05/26
06:08 UTC

74

Infant blanket

3 Comments
2024/05/22
19:26 UTC

34

What the?!

Just had to say I’ve never heard of this before. I have been doing various yarn and needle crafts for 25+ years. I am mesmerized!

3 Comments
2024/05/16
15:11 UTC

406

Red Heart Granny Square Yarn

Mini Bean (Elizabeth) stitch Full sequence

48 Comments
2024/05/15
16:35 UTC

159

First time trying

Bernat handicrafter; I've had a few issues but nothing super terrible (other than only getting about 4 stitches with a colour that one time 😑) If there's any other Canadians in here, what's your go-to pooling yarn thats available in stores?

3 Comments
2024/05/14
18:58 UTC

56

Think it’s going to work!

First time try and It’s taken me ages and a bit of frogging but think I’ve worked it out - got the diagonal 1 stitch step on the 3rd row so feeling hopeful Using cygnet baby pure - bit of bleeding noticed between colours but once it’s worked up I don’t think you’ll notice it

9 Comments
2024/05/13
09:30 UTC

77

After a long time of trying

4 Comments
2024/05/11
17:03 UTC

164

Nearing the end!

Finally got around to finishing this blanket and decided to use an envelope border.

For the border, do you guys think the blue is too much? Should I just leave it black? Thanks for the help!

6 Comments
2024/05/11
03:00 UTC

113

Unsure if this counts, but so happy with how the body of this legwarmer turned out!!!

First time trying pooling and had to do soooooo much frogging! This was a great way to practice tension consistency, I'm hooked!

Yarn: Paint Party (I Love This Yarn) Pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/willow-leg-warmers

3 Comments
2024/05/09
13:56 UTC

68

Planned pooling class UPDATE

Yarn store owner got some Lion Brand Bundle of Love yarn that holds up much better, so I made a purse with two different pooling results.

0 Comments
2024/05/05
20:56 UTC

10

Trying this for the first time soon

I've been following this sub for a while and I've been so interested!!

A few days ago I took the first steps and bought 3 skeins of the RH All-in-One Granny Square yarn in Black Dove. I've been trying to do some research on good stitches to use, since the lengths of color in these are longer than other variegated yarns, and have seen mentions of granny stitch being used. I've looked at some tutorials on how to granny stitch, and I keep getting 2 different ways to start: ch 3+1 or ch 4+6. And in addition to that 2 different ways to do the actual stitch: 3 DC clusters + ch 2 or 3 DC clusters in between previous cluster spaces.

Just kind of wanted to get my bearings before I start making a gauge to see how many stitches I can get per color and put that in the calculator. ☺️

12 Comments
2024/05/05
07:04 UTC

18

Am I insane??

I've been trying to do some planned pooling with Lion Brand bundle of love in sweetheart. The foundation row goes great! Consistent stitch counts across the board.

My issue comes when I try to work the second and on rows. I don't know how I'm using so much more yarn, even when my tension is tight, but I keep being down a stitch for most of the colors. I've tried different hook sizes, different tensions, mixing and matching for hours but it's always the same. The foundation row is consistent but every row after that isn't.

It wouldn't be an issue if every color section was down a stitch, but they're not. It's just enough to be every couple changes, no matter what tension I have.

Am I doing something wrong? I haven't seen anyone else with this problem in the tutorials I've watched and I feel like I'm going insane. Please help ;-;

Edit for clarity: when i say the foundation row, I mean the first row of actual stitches, not the chains. I think I just never realized how much more yarn I use up after the first row.

I think I've got it now (after many hours of trying 😭) so thank you to everyone who replied! I gave up on moss stitch, but straight up single crochet seems to be working a lot better :3

10 Comments
2024/04/30
06:10 UTC

14

Thicker crochet stitches than Moss Stitch that still Planned Pool?

Due to my "moss stitch scarf" phase back in university (when I found out that, at least the way I'd done them, they didn't protect my neck from stronger winds. Yes, I wore one on a really cold, windy day. With no backup! Got quite the cold) I've very much been against the traditional Moss Stitch for anything that is supposed to keep you warm.

So far (as you've probably seen) I've successfully used the Tunisian Smock Stitch (my "Smocked Scarves" being a recent example) to do planned pooling, but that is very much limited by how long a hook I have access to.

So what other regular crochet stitches (ie, not Tunisian ones) can result in planned pooling, but without leaving loads of small holes throughout?

17 Comments
2024/04/27
02:41 UTC

180

My first time ever committing to some planned pooling!

It’s working !!! I’ve looked at a couple different yarns before but the color lengths were too all over the place or the repeat was too long. I realized my caron jumbo skein in “blue raspberry” that i bought for another project seemed to have pretty consistent repeats, so i figured i would try it out and… it’s working !!! One edge of my project has some definite tension issues that i’m not quite sure about… but i figure i’ll add a border to the edge and it’ll all be fine

4 Comments
2024/04/20
19:30 UTC

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