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A quick and easy way to really improve the look of your crochet
Blocking is something a lot of folks just don't do, but it's really worth the small amount of time it takes.

It squares things up, opens patterns to be seen better and just makes everything look so much better.

There are loads of ways to do it - this is my cheating way.

Posted by Spincushions from Narrawong, Victoria, Australia • Published See Spincushions's 10 projects »
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  • How to crochet a granny square. How To Block Crochet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your hands on a foam mat of some description - these were old kids mats that I've marked out a 6", 8" & 12" square on.

  • How to crochet a granny square. How To Block Crochet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by pinning your square by the corners only

  • How to crochet a granny square. How To Block Crochet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then place lots of pins along the sides - angled as pictured.

  • How to crochet a granny square. How To Block Crochet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Shoot the crochet with steam from your iron, then hover the hot iron over the work for a short time. Take care not to touch the pin head or your yarn.

  • How to crochet a granny square. How To Block Crochet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove the pins and voila! Neat, straight crochet.

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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
Thank you for a good tutorial on blocking. It is amazing how much better things look afterward. It makes our crocheting look more even and consistent and seems to hold its shape better.
Spincushions
Spincushions · Narrawong, Victoria, AU · 19 projects
My pleasure Glenda Happy It really does make a huge difference Happy
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