Spray Blocking for Knit and Crochet Projects

Blocking removes creases and adjusts the shape of knit & crochet projects. There are a few methods to block that are usually specified in the patterns. Blocking instructions vary depending on the projects & the materials used. Not every project needs to be blocked, but if your pattern calls for spray blocking, here are a few tips on how to do it.

TOOLS REQUIRED:  

  1. Blocking board or interlocking play mat
  2. Spray bottle
  3. Rust-resistant blocking pins (optional, depending on the project).

Spray the front & the back sides of your project with warm water until it is thoroughly wet.

Spray Blocking Tutorial for Knit and Crochet Projects by IraRottSpray Blocking Tutorial for Knit and Crochet Projects by IraRott
Lay your project flat on a blocking board or interlocking play mat, shaping it to the specified measurements. Use rust-resistant blocking pins to secure the project around the edges if necessary. I would recommend pinning for light projects only. Heavy rugs, for example, do not need to be pinned.

Spray Blocking Tutorial for Knit and Crochet Projects by IraRottSpray Blocking Tutorial for Knit and Crochet Projects by IraRott
Rotate & flip the project periodically to ensure even drying. Please keep in mind that the drying process might take from 2-3 hours outdoors under open sun in the summer or up to several days indoors, depending on the temperature & humidity level.

Spray Blocking Tutorial for Knit and Crochet Projects by IraRott

IraRott® crochet rug patterns can be found >> HERE <<

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