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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to Wet Block Crochet and Knit Granny Squares Tutorial

How to Wet Block Crochet and Knit Granny Squares

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Why Wet Block Crochet or Knit Granny Squares?

Crochet Granny Square before wet block crochet

Crocheting the puff square was an enjoyable process! Picking out the colors, understanding the pattern, sewing the crochet ends. But it looks wonky on the sides. I had originally intended these squares for a pencil case but I know that if kept this way, all the hard work would be in vain. 

This is why I am sharing how to wet block your crochet (or knit) granny squares. 

Blocking is the final touch to your crochet project which will ultimately enhance every stitch and color patterns in your square.  



Related:

How to Crochet Granny Squares -






See 10 FREE Patterns to Crochet Granny Squares
How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket with a Border
Reference Books to learn to Crochet Granny Squares - Beyond the Basics

Check out my Favorite Crochet Tools used to crochet the puff granny square. 



Benefits of Wet Blocking Crochet or Knit Granny Squares: 




  • every square will be symmetrical squares
  • everything will be the same size 
  • square will hold their shape for a long time

What is needed to wet block crochet or knit granny squares?




You will need:


  • Blocking Board  -- this one measures 12inx12in which would be large enough to block several squares.
  • T-Pins -- the pins are easy to push through the blocking board and can be easily removed. The sharpness is perfect for holding the squares in place. 
  • Spray bottle - optional

How to Wet Block Crochet and Knit Granny Squares

1. First of all submerge your squares or use a spray bottle to wet your granny squares. 

2. Then set your squares on a blocking board. Use pins to hold the squares in place. The blocking board will help you achieve symmetrical squares. When you use it all your squares will have the same measurement. This is exactly what is needed when it is time to sew the squares together to make a blanket or complete the desired project. 







3. While wet, ;ay the piece flat on the blocking board, hold it in place with the T-Pins until the desired measurement.




When you block your crochet or knit granny squares, your work will look even and will be a piece to keep for a long time.  

Hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial!

Fabi




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