If you are like me and sometimes have that one crochet project that just won’t lay flat or stay the shape it was meant to be then these blocking techniques are for you! Read on down to learn about the 3 different ways that I use to block my crochet projects.
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These techniques will help give your projects a crisp look.
3 Types of Blocking
- Wet Blocking
- Steam Blocking
- Spray Blocking
Use Blocking for Many Different Crochet Projects!
The most used crochet projects blocking is needed for is appliques, sweaters, and blankets. Blocking will always depend on the type of yarn, stitches, and project! I used a spray blocking technique on my easy chevron blanket that I blogged about earlier. You can read all about that in my blog post “Easiest Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern.“
To block crochet projects, you will need water, pins & a blocking board. I found the blocking board I use on Amazon, but you could look at most any craft store, and they should have them.
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Read on down to learn more about each method if you have ever wondered what blocking means in crochet!
3 different methods for Blocking in crochet
Wet Blocking: This approach is pretty straight forward. You will either wash or submerge your item entirely in water. Roll out and towel dry. You may need to do this part multiple times to get the project almost dry. Next, you will pin your project down to a blocking board, or you could even lay it flat on a towel. Let the item air dry.
Steam Blocking: Lay the item down on a flat surface. Cover your item with a wet towel. Using an iron or steamer slowly press against the damp washcloth to create steam. Shape your piece as you go. Let dry. This method is recommended for natural yarn products versus acrylic yarn.
Spray Blocking: Lay item flat on a towel or blocking board. Spray with a water bottle while shaping as you go. You may pin to a blocking board if you’d like. Let dry.
You are now ready to block your crochet projects!
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