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Crochet. Block?

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Purlesque Fri 28-Feb-14 07:22:56

I'm a knitter but just learned to crochet.
I've croched a load of granny squares using Drops Lima. They are quite tidy and square but some are a tiny bit bigger/smaller due to tension.
I just want to know, do you block your squares before joining them for a blanket?
I would usually for knitting but these have a better shape.
smile

zaphod Fri 28-Feb-14 07:26:10

I never have. That's not to say blocking isn't he righ way to do it though.

whatdoesittake48 Fri 28-Feb-14 11:16:52

if you are joining your squares by sewing or crocheting through each stitch or chain space - it will make very little difference if you block before or after you join them.

personally i would do it after - then just use the steam setting on your iron to blast the blanket with steam in sections and just ease it into shape.

Purlesque Fri 28-Feb-14 12:41:44

The steam method seems easier, thanks.

I'll be crocheting together as I hate sewing. Never done it before.

I made a granny blanket and lovingly blocked every square. Utter waste of time because the weight of the blanket pulled everything into shape anyway. So I wouldn't do it again smile

MiaowTheCat Tue 04-Mar-14 08:47:25

I'm lazy - tend to do cushion covers or soft toys where they're getting pulled into shape anyway so don't bother.

I have an allergy to ironing in any way, shape or form.

Purlesque Sat 08-Mar-14 10:11:19

I have finished the blanket.

It didn't need blocking but I steamed it gently and it looks really good.

I'm so pleased it turned out well for my first attempt.

whatdoesittake48 Tue 11-Mar-14 11:11:44

well done - how about posting a picture?

Purlesque Tue 11-Mar-14 12:15:49

I will try but I don't know how to do it on my iPod. Anybody know?

Purlesque Tue 11-Mar-14 12:18:23

Trying this out

Purlesque Tue 11-Mar-14 12:18:47

Yay it worked.

Somersaults Tue 11-Mar-14 13:38:46

That's lovely smile

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