Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird – Construction Vehicles to Crochet

Join Marly Bird and guest Megan Kreiner, author of Construction Vehicles to Crochet, on the Yarn Thing Podcast at 10am MST on Tuesday January 16th. Learn all about the AMAZING amigurumi vehicles Megan has designed for the construction lovers in your life.

Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird and Megan Kreiner, author of Construction Vehicles to Crochet

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About Author Megan Kreiner:

Inspired to design toys my children would enjoy, I started designing patterns in 2012 under the brand names “MK Crochet” and “MK Knits”. As of 2017, I have designed over 200 toys in both knit and crochet for various magazines, kits, and books. My latest book, “Construction Vehicles to Crochet” features a dozen chunky construction vehicle designs with fun details like tipping dumpers, working buckets and spinning platforms. When I’m not designing crochet and knitted toys on the side, I work full time as an animator at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, CA.

Purchase Construction Vehicles to Crochet:

Purchase your copy of Construction Vehicles to Crochet over on Amazon. *note there is a newer version of this book now available on Amazon.

Find Megan online in the following locations:

Megan’s Website
Shop Megan’s Designs on Ravelry
Megan on Facebook
MKCrochet on Pinterest
Megan on Pinterest
Shop Megan’s books

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  1. Vicki L Lynch says:

    I got to watch live!! We’re having a snow/ice day here in Central Texas. The kids in my second grade class love the dragon books. It was so interesting to hear how you design and the work you do to produce the animation for the dragon movies and the other ones you’ve worked on.

  2. Jackie Kostick says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Megan’s job on How to Train A DRAGON. I am excited to hopefully win the ornament book. I love to make ornaments for Christmas gifts each year.

  3. Teresa Janecek says:

    I loved this podcast! The toys that you make are so detailed and cute. Well, I giggled that you work for Dreamworks, but Disney contacted you to design their characters! My kids are all fans of How to Train Your Dragon, and they will be excited to hear that there is a third movie in the works.

  4. Amanda White says:

    What a pleasure it was to learn about Megan and see her fun crochet designs. It was also cool to learn that she worked for Dreamworks Animation on several movies including Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon 1-3!

  5. Regina Sosebee says:

    Thanks for having Megan on the podcast. Can’t wait to see the books but also the new train your dragon movie. Good luck to her in both fields.

  6. Patti says:

    Loved this show got to watch it live today!!! I’m a grandma of at 17 month old girl and plan to purchase How to Train Your Dragon movie to share with her. I’m sure she will love some of the cute things I can make for her from one of Megan’s books

  7. Tina L Abernathy says:

    This was the first time I listened to a live podcast. I found Megan and her career VERY interesting. I would enjoy ANY of her books as I’m looking to expand things I attempt to crochet. A dragon would be cool for my new great nephew.

  8. Tammy Dennings Maggy says:

    Today was the first time I was able to watch one of the podcasts and thrilled to learn more about Megan and her works in progress. Dragons are my fave and hope she will be able to publish a pattern for Toothless soon!


  9. Christina Schuricht says:

    Can’t wait to check out the construction toys in more detail…and to see what she puts in her Dragon book…that podcast was so informative i can’t wait to sit bk and relax and watch the next live podcast Marly..

  10. Susan Oeltjen says:

    I really like the new format of the podcast. It’s so nice to see the guest live! Too bad Megan couldn’t have shown us her crocheted dragon, that would have been fun. Learned something new as well, didn’t know about purse foam for stuffing and shaping. Such an good innovation. Stay warm everyone.

  11. Jillian Rhodes says:

    I love the idea of using the purse stabilizer stuff for amigurumi! I will definitely look into it! I’ve been seeing dragon patterns lately and the stabilizer purse stuff would come very in handy for the wings! I crochet tightly by nature so amigurumi is my jam!

  12. Jennifer Elder says:

    I would really love to have that toothless dragon pattern to crochet. I love toothless in fact our next house cat is going to be a pure black cat with bright yellow eyes.

  13. Shaunna Bryant says:

    Really love the new format. I never made any toys in knitting(my first love) or crocheting(my new love). But I do “dragon” my knitting and crocheting with me everywhere. 🙂 Looked at Megan’s books and they fabulous!!

  14. Janet Blanchard says:

    Really enjoyed listening to this show live. Was interesting listening to how Megan got started writing books. Hope she releases th dragon pattern soon.

  15. Leanne Chrispens says:

    I really liked hearing about Megan working on How to Train Your Dragon. Her book of construction equipment patterns looks great. I’m probably going to pick it up from Amazon. Thanks for the podcast.

  16. Jessica kelly says:

    I loved this podcast. Megan’s books are very cool. My kids love the how to train a dragon movies. It would be cool if she gets to make a book of dragon figures. I would get it.

  17. Judith says:

    Great to see you on my computer Megan! Good luck with the news book and the new dragon movie – can’t wait to see it!

  18. Mari Johnson says:

    First time watching live. I find it really interesting that Megan is a crochet designer and works for Dreamworks. BTW dragons are awesome.

  19. Stephan Burse says:

    I love the fact the mystical creatures like a dragon allows us to always keep the child inside alive. Thanks for another great podcast!

  20. Lynette says:

    What a great podcast! I can’t wait to try out some of the things Megan talked about. And working for DreamWorks on the Dragon movies…dream job. Woohoo!

  21. Heidi Brincken says:

    I love How to Train your Dragon! I’m so glad I watched this episode and got to hear all about Megan and her working on the movies! I look forward to a Toothless pattern some day. Did I say I love dragons , and I love crochet. I have not tried this type of crochet. But now I think I need to!
    Thank you Marly Bird and Megan !

  22. Ann Benson says:

    The construction vehicles are so cute. I hope Megan can share her Toothless pattern and make a How to Crochet Your Dragon book someday!

  23. Carleen Roberts says:

    What a great podcast with Marly and Megan! It was fascinating to learn about Megan’s creative process with her crocheted toys as well as her primary career at DreamWorks on projects like How to Train Your Dragon.

  24. Amber Barnes says:

    I am so excited to watch this pod cast. I can’t wait to get that construction book!!! I have 3 boys who will love it. Keep trying to get your items published. I would totally buy it.

  25. Elena Lewis says:

    Great to hear about the creative process. Megan’s book is very interesting since I am in the process of making a “Roadway Throw” (redheard pattern LW3587) and her new book would allow me to create some “Dragon items” for the Throw. I will have to give it a close look.

  26. Tracy Wehbe says:

    Never done any dragons before but would love to add to my skill set, loved the show, my 1st ever time watching, such useful info shared. Thank you

  27. Brittany Rupe says:

    This Podcast was awesome! Its amazing how much you can truly do and go if you just put your mind to it! With all this talk about dragons my new goal is going to be to make a toy dragon for my kids! Ive already got request for colors. Fingers crossed i figure it out!

  28. Vicki says:

    This podcast was awesome. I really enjoyed it. Megan is incredible. I am so hoping that she gets to release those Dragon patterns someday. I am on my way to connect with her on Facebook now.

  29. Karen Dunlap says:

    My adult children are big fans of dreamworks and dragon films in particular. It was great to hear Megan’s story. My daughter does animation alas not for pay. A crocheted dragon would make a great addition to her apartment.

  30. Missy Schmidt says:

    Omg. What an amazing show! I really hope she can get the green light on her Toothless the Dragon pattern! My daughter LOVES those movies!

  31. Kalley C says:

    This was a fun and exciting episode! My sons loves dragons, and we would love to crochet How To Train Your Dragon! The shows are amazing!

  32. Kelle J. says:

    I haven’t watched the podcast in a while. So glad I tuned in to this one. My grandsons love construction vehicles and a crocheted dragon would be so fun too!

  33. Geraldine Scott says:

    Such an interesting interview! Loved hearing about her techniques for shaping and her work on the dragon movies!

  34. Miranda says:

    I want to win! I have been dragon yarn all around town with me, working on small crochet projects and I would love to work on some patterns from Megan Kreiner’s book! So happy I found Marly’s podcast!

  35. Tracey says:

    I LOVED watching this show and learning about the purse foam! Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to the new DRAGON movie 🙂

  36. Bonnie C. says:

    I really enjoyed listening to this episode with Megan. I haven’t seen How to Train a Dragon but the fact that she gets to work with DreamWorks is just amazing! I have the Classic Disney Crochet kit from Megan and can’t wait to try it out!

  37. Sarah Short says:

    How to Train your Dragon is one of my favorite movies! It was so cool to hear about all the work that goes on behind the scenes of an animated movie and her new book. Megan is just an all around awesome person!

  38. Traudy Quail says:

    Dragon movies, books, pictures so interesting and enjoyable. Great podcast Marly and Megan. Would love a chance to win the book, Christmas Ornaments to Crochet. Thanks.

  39. Ida Williamson says:

    Another great podcast and really enjoyed hearing Megan’s background. Since our apartment does not allow dragons I can’t wait to make one for the grandsons!

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