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  • Why do you block crochet?

    I taught myself to crochet at the end of last year and I am slowly making a blanket with granny squares. All of the books I have used to learn from say you need to block the squares before stitching together. Can anyone explain to me why you should do this?

    Thank you

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    Just googled 'blocking crochet squares' and found and article on Crochet Me site. Apparently if you're using natural yarn it helps to set the shape but for synthetic/acrylic it doesn't make much difference. Have a look

    http://www.crochetme.com/how-spray-block-crochet-or-knit-squares

    hope this helps


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    • #3
      Thank You

      Thank you - the article was really useful, explained the benefits of blocking and displayed clear diagrams on how to do it. I am using natural fibres, so guess I better start making a blocking board. Many thanks for your help.

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      • #4
        I normally just lay the squares out on the ironing board and gently press on a low heat. Just to make them lay flat.

        Never had a problem doing it this way!
        Diane
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