Blocking success!

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Blocking success!

Thank you for all your suggestions yesterday regarding blocking my crochet squares.

You’ll be pleased to here I’ve had success on the blocking front.

Due to cats and husbands I prefer to keep my work off the floor and so went with pinning them to my ironing board.

I am fortuitous that last time I replaced my ironing board cover I went with a stripy one which helped get a nice good square shape no end!

Sunny deck chair ironing board cover

So here we go. I managed 9 on the board. I could have fitted another 3 but I ran out of pins!
Circles within squares crochet blanket
Before stretching them into submission I hovered over them with my steam iron and then did the same again once pinned.
Circles within squares crochet blanketAnd this morning I unpinned the lot to reveal these. What a huge difference blocking has made!
Circles within squares crochet blanket
Success, don’t you think?

Love, Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

30 responses »

  1. I heard my own sharp intake of breath when I saw your squares — they are STUNNING 🙂

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  2. Agreed! Wonderful improvisation. Good supervisor!

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  3. Blocking is dull but so worth the effort – what a difference it’s made! Lesson learned…..?

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  4. What a difference. Blocking makes such a huge difference and provides an impressive before and after opportunity 🙂 x

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  5. WOW! They look great! Good to see it wasn’t a failure after all 🙂

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  6. Aaaah, that’s better. Now tell me, what does your husband do on the floor that bears comparison with your cats?

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  7. glad you had success!

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  8. They look great. I have to confess my ignorance here. Until you started posting about blocking your squares I had no idea that it needed to be done. Thanks for sharing. We can all learn from your learning experience.

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  9. I never even knew what blocking was before I discovered blog land! It does seem to make a huge difference.

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  10. Yay. They are transformed. X

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  11. Oh yes, a big difference!!

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