Are you looking for some ways to block your crochet patterns or projects? If so, this post can help!
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!
Blocking is a way to shape crochet projects using water. It is then pin down to a blocking board to keep its shape until it is dry. One example that blocking can help with is if you’d like to flatten edges that may be curling or uneven.
Read on down to learn about the 3 different ways that I used to block my crochet projects.
These techniques will help give your projects a crisp look. Promise!
3 Types of Blocking to Use in Crochet
- 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.
(Click on the image of the blocking board to check them out!)
Read on down to learn more about each method if you have ever wondered what blocking means in crochet!
How to Block Crochet Patterns
- 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.
*The wet blocking approach is pretty straight forward and the easiest IMO to use.
- 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.
*The steam blocking method is recommended for natural yarn products versus acrylic yarn.
- 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!
Follow along with me for more tips, free patterns, and tutorials over on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/easycrochetcom/) where I pin daily!
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